Andrew Villegas is an associate editor at Kaiser Health News where he works on story production, photo illustrations, graphics and directs KHN's social media effort. His stories have appeared in The Washington Post, USA Today, McClatchy Newspapers, npr.org and MSNBC.com. Before joining KHN at its launch, Villegas spent two years as a political and government reporter at the Greeley (Colo.) Tribune after graduating from the University of Colorado in 2006, where he received degrees in Journalism and English. | Contact: AndrewV@kff.org
Colorado Democrat Rep. Betsy Markey opposed health reform legislation in the House, but later was a critical vote for the final bill. Now, she is working to defuse criticism before the November elections.
People recently laid off are waiting - once again - to hear if they will be eligible for subsidies to stay on their employer's health insurance.
Changing rules on flexible spending accounts mean that starting next year, you can use money from an FSA account to pay for eyeglasses or acupuncture but not an aspirin -- that is, unless you have a prescription for it.
Calls for more primary care go all the way back to 1933 when the Journal of the American Medical Association noted "the overgrowth of specialism" and the "fadeout of the general practitioner."
The Obama administration says the new health overhaul law bans insurers this year from denying coverage to kids with pre-existing illnesses. Insurers say that's not their interpretation of the law.
The alliance, spearheaded by the liberal advocacy group Families USA, says "the cost of doing nothing is much too high."
Nurse practitioners - like Irene Cavall in North Carolina - are gaining support in their drive to play a larger primary care role. But the powerful AMA is waving a yellow caution flag before state regulators and legislators.
The federal stimulus package that sent nearly $2 billion to community health centers appears to have paid off in economic returns.
A majority said they would increase employees' cost-sharing responsibilities as part of their cost-control strategy.
The Heritage Foundation's Stuart Butler talks about the health reform "endgame," ideas to expand insurance to more Americans and what the future may hold.