Jessica Marcy, a web reporter and photographer at Kaiser Health News, reports on health care overhaul and work force issues. Her KHN stories and photos have appeared on NPR, The Washington Post, MSNBC and McClatchy. She previously worked as a reporter at The Roanoke Times in Virginia and Latinamerica Press/Noticias Aliadas in Peru. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa, where she worked on a variety of health and water sanitation projects. She has a BA in Latin American Studies from Barnard College and a master's degree in Journalism from
Columbia University. | Contact: JessicaM@kff.org
Seniors who reach the "doughnut hole" for prescription medications find that price increases are far outpacing inflation, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study.
Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, who administers the agency responsible for the health care of 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives, says she's ready to improve the system, but she adds that the IHS has learned how to manage diseases in ways that could help other Americans.
According to a new tracking poll, while the majority of Americans still consider health reform important they are growing dispirited with the ongoing debate.
A family doctor from Rio Grande City, Tex., says failure of health reform to address the needs of illegal immigrants could cause collapse of hospitals in the region and open the border to public health risks.
All of the Democratic health proposals would expand children's dental care - a serious need. Currently about twice as many children are without dental coverage as those without medical coverage. At the same time, some insurance experts worry that the legislation may have unintended consequences, disrupting adult coverage.
As a part of our "Are You Covered?" series, KHN and NPR examine how the health overhaul would affect medicare.
As part of our series, "Are You Covered? A Look at Americans and Health Insurance," KHN and NPR examine the federal health benefits program, which is considered a model for the nation.
Veteran health policy experts urged lawmakers to put aside ideological differences and take immediate action to create broad based changes in the nation's health care system.
The author of “My Own Country” and “Cutting For Stone” talks about his solution to the critical shortage of primary care physicians, the power of health care lobbies (including the doctor lobby) and ‘the charm and magic’ of being at a patient’s bedside.
Architects of the Massachusetts universal coverage initiative outline key lessons they have learned so far.