Pennsylvania got some of the conservative changes it asked for, but the plan approved by the federal government contains a number of departures.
Two new studies question federal funding formulas for public assistance. Are some states getting shortchanged?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking to fund state pilot projects that combine food assistance and job training in an effort to find the best way to get people out of poverty.
Kevin Counihan led one of the most successful state-run health exchanges in the country.