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The United States’ health care system came in dead last in a comparison of 11 wealthy countries, done by The Commonwealth Fund.
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A Florida woman's story illuminates the perils of creating a two-tier health insurance market, as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for. The bad old days of health insurance could fast become the bad new days.
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New research finds that just before the ACA took effect, the U.S. had some of the biggest disparities in people’s perceptions of their own health and health care out of 32 countries sampled.
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More than a third of children with special needs rely entirely on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program for their care. Cuts to Medicaid funding could prove disastrous for such families.
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California has been particuarly aggressive in its data-driven effort to curb high C-section rates at hospitals throughout the state. The results from early pilot projects have been promising.
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Genuine conversation between Americans with different political views has become a rare commodity these days. We sought to buck that trend by asking two Americans with different political philosophies to discuss their views.
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Gary Younge, a black reporter who grew up in England demonstrates in a moving new book, asks hard questions other reporters duck.

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Instability and sharp premium increases are roiling health exchanges across the country. As insurers submit their rate requests, here's what our expert panel said reporters should bear in mind.
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History offers us some basic lessons on how well high-risk pools work for insuring sicker enrollees, with preexisting conditions. Their track record is hardly encouraging.
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Parents of undocumented children who qualify for California’s Medicaid program have asked to be unenrolled or have their information scrubbed from databases.

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