Sarah Barr is a web reporter for Kaiser Health News. Before joining KHN, Sarah wrote for legal and business publisher BNA, where she covered the health reform debate, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Sarah is at work on a master's degree in nonfiction writing at Johns Hopkins University and graduated with a B.A. in English from St. Mary's College of Maryland.
The experience of her husband’s death transformed artist Regina Holliday into a patient advocate. Now, she’s galvanizing others with the common goal of improving health care to make it better, cheaper and safer.
Blue Shield of California chairman and CEO Bruce Bodaken discusses his views on the health law and the current state of the insurance industry.
If you get your insurance from your employer, there’s a very good chance that you are in a "grandfathered plan," and that means some of the provisions of the health law do not apply to you — yet.
Program supporters say the ban, which is part of the recently passed omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government until the end of the current fiscal year, will undermine public health.
At least six states are taking advantage of a change mandated by the 2010 health law to allow their low-income workers to enroll kids in the Children's Health Insurance Programs.