Health & Human Services

Should Doctors Be Drug Tested?

A California ballot measure would, among other things, make the state the nation's first to require drug testing for doctors, who supporters say may actually be more susceptible to drug use.

States Confront Past and Present Forced Sterilization

States -- including California, where female prisoners were involuntarily sterilized as late as 2013 -- are figuring out how to compensate the victims.

How Can States Fix Their Medicaid Programs?

All states will inevitably have to find ways to reform how they pay for Medicaid services. Right now, that way is looking like accountable care organizations.

Ways States Can (Try to) Tame Health Premiums

Much of what drives premium prices is beyond government control, but a case can be made for certain state policies that seem to help minimize premium spikes.

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