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?
A 2010 law that requires the executive branch to set goals and an obscure Senate rule may be the Democrats' best chance to influence GOP plans to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Thanks to universal testing and easy access to treatment, the Canadian province of British Columbia has seen a major decease in HIV-related mortality.
Being uninsured presents major problems, but there are issues that go beyond health care. Communities with large numbers of uninsured have a breakdown in trust. Here's why.
Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) has written a proposal to repeal Obamacare, a program under the Department of Health and Human Services, which he would head. Here are things to consider for his next hearing.
Other major laws to improve the health of Americans faced opposition, but none has faced the wrath that Obamacare has faced. Here's a look at what's different in the political response to Obamacare.
Repeal and replacement of Obamacare would hurt rural health care, causing closure of hospitals and physician practices. What does this mean for a group of people whom Donald Trump has pledged to help?
Trump's pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare already has weakened the health insurance market and likely will weaken it more. The instability will be costly, in more ways than one.
Academics are trained to answer important questions about health policy, and collaborating with industry on research can have a big impact.
International comparisons show that the UK's National Health Service outperforms other countries' health systems, including the US.
Donald Trump's pick for head of Health and Human Services marks a sharp departure from the direction of HHS under President Obama. Here's a look at who might be affected by Tom Price's leadership.
The Affordable Care Act gets blamed for many health care ills, but here's one condition that it should not be blamed for.
Recent Supreme Court rulings played a crucial role in the cultural politics that got Donald Trump elected.
Double-digit premium increases are leading to an outcry that the Affordable Care Act is not working, yet parts of it are. Here’s what works, and ideas on how to fix what doesn't.
While it's hard to separate fact from hysteria when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, here are some expert voices to explain some of the candidates' proposals on the health care law.
The Affordable Care Act increased the number of insured people, but skeptics have suggested the increase could be due to higher employment rates. That's not the case, a detailed study suggests.
Cost and quality issues have long plagued the U.S. health care system because insurance companies both finance and manage medical care. So how did we get stuck with this system in the first place?
To discourage smoking, insurance companies charge higher premiums for smokers. This is having an unexpected consequence: rather than quit smoking, poor people are quitting insurance.
TV news stories often frame contraception as a political or social issue, rather than a medical issue, depriving the public of vital health information.