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Check up. Mike Blake/Reuters

Why insurance companies control your medical care

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?
President Obama greets a crowd in Milwaukee in March to promote his signature health care law. Jonathan Ernst/REUTERS

What’s ailing the ACA: Insurers or Congress?

Aetna's cutback in the ACA marketplace has raised concerns about the health of the health care law. Here's why stories of its demise may be greatly exaggerated.
A man receives dental treatment at Care Harbor LA, a free medical clinic in Los Angeles, California, October 31, 2013. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The cavity in health insurance coverage: oral health

The absence of comprehensive dental care exacts a toll on millions of Americans in terms of poor health, pain and the social stigma associated with bad teeth.
Hillary Clinton with Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Scott Morgan/Reuters

Where do the 2016 candidates stand on contraception?

Democratic candidates support access to contraception, while candidates from the Republican Party favor policies that could severely restrict access to contraception.
‘As president, I will repeal every word of Obamacare,’ Ted Cruz proclaimed during the Feburary 25 GOP debate. Mike Stone/Reuters

How difficult would it be to repeal Obamacare for good?

The leading GOP candidates all claim one of their top priorities will be to repeal Obamacare. An architect of the original law outlines the thorny – but plausible – path to repeal.
But one-quarter of federal executives say they want to leave… Joshua Cogan, Partnership for Public Service

The people problem in government

Twenty-four percent of federal agency executives want to leave their jobs. A new survey reveals a federal workforce under severe stress.

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