Health & Human Services

A New Kind of Paramedic for Less Urgent 911 Calls

Community paramedicine, which can drastically reduce unnecessary ER visits, could be the future of emergency care.

Rural America Finally Gets Mental Health Help

People in remote areas have long lacked access to mental health services. The movement to fix that is showing signs of life.

Once Again, Single-Payer Health Care's Chances Are Fading

This November, Colorado could move one step closer to becoming the first U.S. state to make single-payer health care a reality. But there's a lot of opposition to overcome.

Studies Discredit Policies That Punish Poor for Saving Money

Proponents like Maine Gov. Paul LePage argue so-called asset tests save states money and shrink welfare rolls. New research suggests otherwise.

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