Ankita Rao is a web reporter for KHN and an alumna of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has appeared in several publications including the New York Times, Slate, Huffington Post, and Washington City Paper. Originally from Florida, Ankita completed a one-year Indicorps fellowship in northern India where she designed and implemented a development project. She is focused on covering the practice of medicine and disparities.
Because of the diversity of this immigrant population, experts say educational campaigns to raise awareness about the health law's new coverage options must avoid a "one-size-fits-all" model.
It may not be as fun as planning that backpacking trip around Europe, but buying health insurance will soon be its own rite of passage. Here’s what you need to know.
The federal health insurance marketplace continued to frustrate consumers Wednesday with delays and software failures, but some people also reported progress.
The online marketplaces, also known as exchanges, sell plans effective as soon as Jan. 1. But they got a rocky launch, with software glitches in some cases and implementation delays in others.
Pathways to Housing offers the homeless health care services in addition to housing – saying it saves taxpayers millions.
As a primary care clinician at a health care clinic in northeast D.C., Douglas Reed's life growing up in the neighborhood near the clinic prepared him to care for the residents there -- and the special needs they have.
The Affordable Care Act says that insurance companies "shall not discriminate" against any state-licensed health provider, which could lead to better coverage of chiropractic, homeopathic and naturopathic care. Alternative medicine is also mentioned in parts of the law on wellness, prevention and research.
A discussion on how to improve the British system turned up buzzwords reminiscent of the U.S. health reform debate: integrated health care, patient-centered services, cutting costs.
Physicians are experimenting with new business models and practice techniques in response to financial and lifestyle pressures.
The growing number of osteopathic doctors could help fill the primary care niche in medically underserved areas.