The Affordable Care Act has increased access to doctors and helped reduce medical costs. But poll data show 26 percent of U.S. families are still struggling to pay their health care bills.
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About 5,500 immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally need dialysis. The publicly funded insurance they're eligible to receive only covers the treatment when it's urgently required.
Analysis by an editor at The Economist finds the Mexican drug cartels hurting, but pot use has gone up in Colorado.
Attorneys representing seven families who've been affected by lead-poisoned water in Flint, Mich., filed a lawsuit Monday that cites federal environmental laws.
This past week the Supreme Court heard arguments on a major abortion case. Abortion stories aren't often heard in public, but Melissa Madera is trying to change that.
A whistleblower suit against Humana Inc. alleges the insurer turned a blind eye to billing fraud involving Medicare patients. People were diagnosed with more serious ailments than they actually had.
Donald Trump drew fire in recent debates for his lack of specifics on how he would change the country's health care system. He released a plan Wednesday that is unlikely to satisfy critics.
About 23 million American households rely on SNAP, formerly known as food stamps. But nearly one-third of them still have to visit a food pantry to keep themselves fed, according to USDA data.
Researchers have had few female brains with which to study a degenerative brain disease that is linked to repeated blows to the head.
We know eating more produce is good for your heart. Now computer models suggest slashing their price by about a third could result in dramatically lower death rates from heart disease and stroke.
NPR's Nina Totenberg said that the only thing that was clear after oral arguments on Wednesday is that Justice Anthony Kennedy will cast the deciding vote. But how he'll vote is anyone's guess.
Shoppers are flocking to a Copenhagen supermarket hawking perfectly edible but unsalable food items at a steep discount to the general public. It's the country's latest effort to fight food waste.
An NPR poll finds that many people have a low opinion of the health care system, yet they like their doctors. The perception of quality of care varies according to income.
Three of the state's top cancer researchers discuss ongoing efforts to battle cancer -- and what the future may hold.