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.
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.
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.
The Affordable Care Act gets blamed for many health care ills, but here's one condition that it should not be blamed for.
Alternatives to Obamacare look to address rising premiums and less consumer choice. What options does the US have and how could they work?
Recent Supreme Court rulings played a crucial role in the cultural politics that got Donald Trump elected.
Tired of escalating health care costs, health care policymakers in Colorado have put a vote for universal coverage on the ballot in that state. Could the other states learn anything from it?
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.
As Obamacare premium prices rise, many are asking why the U.S. doesn't have universal health care in the first place. The reasons may surprise you.
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?
TV news stories often frame contraception as a political or social issue, rather than a medical issue, depriving the public of vital health information.
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.
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.