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