Health & Human Services

Albuquerque Gives Panhandlers Day Jobs, Not Tickets

While other cities try to regulate panhandlers, Albuquerque, N.M., offers them an income and social services for the day.

NYC Gets Personal (and Particular) About Birth Control

It's the first municipality to center an awareness campaign around intrauterine devices, the most effective form of birth control that few women choose. Will others follow?

Medicaid Has Great Responsibility Without Great Power

Since its inception 50 years ago, Medicaid has become one of the nation's biggest government programs. But most states don't treat it as such.

Coding Countdown Causes Medical Mayhem

After a two-year delay, U.S. hospitals have to start using a new coding system in October -- a move that could hurt rural and smaller hospitals particularly hard.

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