Health & Human Services

Indiana Up Against Clock and Governor on Needle Exchanges

Facing an HIV outbreak, some lawmakers want to extend needle-exchange programs to more at-risk counties. But time and the governor may not be on their side.

Why Kansas' New Welfare Rules Are Basically Unenforceable

The state's law banning welfare spending on entertainment and luxury goods and services sparked a national debate about how people use public assistance.

Children's Health Insurance Is Safe Now, But Uncertainty Awaits

The program that insures millions of lower-income kids has been extended for two more years, but questions about its long-term role in a post-Obamacare world still persist.

Medicare Deal Delays But Deepens Hospital Cuts

The law Obama signed Thursday marks the third time in three years that cuts to safety-net hospitals have been pushed back but the first time the amount of cuts has increased.

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