Hospitals are a crucial part of the public health safety net and an important community resource. In this occasional series, KHN examines trends affecting consumers, employers, insurers, doctors and communities.
The national health reform that was signed into law six months ago contained an ambitious timetable for changing elements of the health care system. Here are a collection of stories and resources to help you sort through the details.
KHN's complete coverage of key races and health policy issues up and down the 2012 ballot.
These pointers will help you make sense of contradictory headlines about how much insurance could cost you when the Affordable Care Act marketplaces open for enrollment in October.
KHN's ongoing feature examining advertising campaigns designed to influence the health reform debate.
Obamacare launched a huge expansion of Medicaid that will help millions of people – and the for-profit insurers that will manage most of their care. Caution flags abound, as this series of stories shows.
As the health reform debate has heated up, editorial cartoonists have sharpened their pencils and gotten to work.
Reporter Gil Gaul looks at the big money world of health care at Children's Hospitals in this series on their rise, their present and their future.
An interactive map with contact information for each state's Children's Health Insurance Program.
The law contains a number of provisions that are changing the rules of health care for consumers.