Health & Human Services

Hawaii Raises Smoking Age to 21

Hawaii recently became the first state to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21, following similar moves by dozens of cities. Health groups applaud such measures but retailers warn of a growing black market.

Obama Tries to End the Cycle of Broken Poverty Promises

Pouring federal aid into poor communities hasn’t accomplished much in the past. The Obama administration insists his Promise Zones program will be different.

What the Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling Means for States

The 6-3 decision protects health subsidies for millions of Americans and spurs states to rethink the future of insurance marketplaces.

Congress' (Maybe More Than) Million-Dollar Medical Question: Who Will Pay for Cures?

A congressional bill that aims to encourage drug breakthroughs leaves unanswered the question of who will foot the bill for medical miracles.

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