Health & Human Services

Why Expanding Medicaid Doesn't Always Make People Healthier

New research shows that having affordable health insurance can improve people's health -- but only if a state’s health-care system actually works.

Conservatives Get a Stronger Voice on Poverty

There's been no national conservative organization pushing states to adopt their ideas about programs for the poor -- until now.

Disabled in DC: Coping With Increasing Costs and Demand for Paratransit

The challenges that the nation's capital faces to provide accessible and affordable transportation for people with disabilities reflect a nationwide struggle to live up to the ADA's promise.

A 'Glitch' Keeps Health Insurance From Former Foster Kids

But proposed legislation in Congress would fix the wording in the federal health-care law that's leaving some foster youth uninsured.

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