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Scituate, R.I., has taken its own first steps toward health reform by creating a system for the town's uninsured residents that allows them access to basic primary care services.
As a part of our "Are You Covered?" series, KHN and NPR examine how a health overhaul would affect Medicaid recipients.
As a part of our "Are You Covered?" series, KHN and NPR examine employer-sponsored health insurance.
Dr. Robert Ouellet, formerly of the Canadian Medical Association, has examined health care systems in Europe as well as his own. He says both the U.S. and Canada could learn a lot from The Netherlands - it has private insurance companies, and everyone is covered.
Health economists say their "failsafe" proposal would keep health care spending from growing.
More than three quarters of Americans older than age 50 have concerns that the insurance system as it stands now will not be able to continue to pay for medical treatment for them or that of someone they know, according to a poll released Wednesday by the AARP, the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association.
A new report offers specific recommendations on how to "bend the curve" regarding costs to the nation's health system.
At a forum in Chicago, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday the release of $1.2 billion of stimulus money to help with the adoption of electronic medical records at a forum in Chicago.
One of every four Denver residents is served by Denver Health, a system known for its efficiency and quality. CEO Patricia Gabow talks about how 'integrated care' works.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Friday in a conference call with members of the Service Employees Internation Union that some people protesting at town hall meetings around America are trying to silence the health care debate.