Health & Human Services

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.

Nevada Shines Light Onto America's Future

Rocked by heavy immigration and demographic change, Nevada must retool its government to cope with the new reality. It’s a sign of things to come in the rest of the country.

How a Housing Program Can Save Medicaid Money

Helping poor people move from high- to low-poverty neighborhoods can improve their health and cut the government's costs.

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