Health outcomes for rural Americans have steadily deteriorated in recent decades even as they've improved elsewhere. The GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will worsen the problem.
The Senate released its new health care bill on June 22, 2017, and it differs slightly from a bill passed by the House in May. Read what our experts have written in recent months about key pieces.
Senate Republicans have been trying to find a way to get enough votes to repeal Obamacare. Here's how their delay could lead to a result they did not expect – more Medicaid.
The health care bill recently passed by the House imposes big cuts to the underfunded Medicaid program. A new approach is needed, starting with the best ideas of both parties.
How preexisting conditions came to be a condition for passage of the Republicans' health care law is a complicated tale. Insurers created the cost-saving technique, excluding millions over the years.
Evidence suggests that most Americans wildly underestimate the amount of sodium in their food.
Even Pres. Trump said he had no idea that health insurance can be so complicated.
Part of the reason is that it's not something we really want to buy – and not something we want to buy for others.
For many of the nation's poor, food and shelter are more important than health care. Questions of insurance coverage loom broadly, but another question lingers: how to treat the poor we do not see.
The U.S. has been arguing about health care for decades. Critics have argued that insurance for all is a sign of weakness or even Communist. Here's a look at how the thinking has evolved -- or not.
Essential health benefits under Obamacare are suddenly the center of controversy in the proposed replacement bill. If certain health benefits are so essential, why are they so loathed? Here's a look.
While many groups of people stand to lose health insurance benefits under the new health care bill, smokers would be particularly harmed. Here's how cutbacks in cessation programs could harm them.
Republicans vow to dismantle Obamacare, which extended health insurance to about 20 million people. Republicans' new plan has been roundly criticized. Here is expert analysis to help you sort it out.
The Republican House plan for health care has been decried for its effect on the poor, the aged and the sick. Ultimately, though, it could affect everyone, if healthy people don't sign up.
House Speaker Paul Ryan called the new health care proposal an 'act of mercy.' The bill could help the healthy and wealthy, but it is unlikely to be merciful to the poor.
Republicans opposed Obamacare's mandate as much as they decried any part of the bill. How would their replacement idea, pegged to incentives, work?
The House Republican plan to replace Obamacare is consistent with many proposals that candidate Trump and others espoused. Yet key parts of it could favor the rich and hurt the poor and the aging.
Republicans have tried dozens of times to repeal Obamacare, but their biggest challenge has been the lack of a workable replacement plan. Here's an idea devised by two health economists.
Opinions are strong about the Affordable Care Act, but not everyone understands what the nearly 1,000-page law does. In case you missed the high points of the law, here's a primer to help.
Soon, wearable fitness devices will be able to diagnose diseases. Could that lead insurers to deny coverage to people based on their data alone?
President Trump has proposed a major funding shift for Medicaid, the joint federal-state program that pays for health care for about 75 million poor people. Would the safety net fray if he did so?