Health & Human Services

U.S. Supreme Court: Medicaid Doctors Can't Sue for Higher Pay

In a 5-4 decision, justices ruled medical providers can’t sue state Medicaid agencies over low payment rates -- a strategy doctors and patient advocates have used for decades.

Why Medicaid Expansion Has Reached a Standstill

Republican governors who want to make more people eligible for the low-income health insurance program face daunting obstacles nationally and in their GOP-controlled legislatures.

Welfare Agencies Are Failing to Help Poor People Vote

Massachusetts is the latest state to settle a legal battle over the failure of its welfare offices to meet federal voter registration requirements.

'Doc Fix' Sets Up Showdown Over Children's Health Insurance

Senate Democrats are pushing for a four-year extension of the program, but the House's bipartisan plan would cut that in half.

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