Health & Human Services

After the Asylum: How America's Trying to Fix Its Broken Mental Health System

Patients with mental illness are being detained in emergency rooms, often for weeks at a time. Now some states are rethinking the entire psychiatric care system.

To Many's Surprise, Obamacare Barely Budged ER Wait Times

Critics and supporters predicted that the federal health law would have a huge impact on the time it takes to see a doctor. Turns out they were both wrong.

Can Combined Care Help the Most Vulnerable (and Expensive) Patients?

In an attempt to cut costs and improve care, some states are merging coverage for patients who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare. It’s a bold experiment that’s off to a rocky start.

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