New Research Links Green Spaces to Lower Medicare Spending
A new study finds that counties with more forest and shrub land spend less per person on Medicare than those dominated by agriculture or urban vegetation.
Trump's 2019 Budget Proposal Is Dangerous—and Right in Line With Republican Values
When it comes to attacking programs that help the most vulnerable Americans, Donald Trump is right in step with his predecessors and his party.
Why Expanding Health-Care Access Must Include Immigrants
Public health means keeping everyone healthy—as a moral matter, and a practical one.
How the Private Health-Care Industry Is Working to Kill Medicare for All
Americans across the political spectrum are longing for change in health care but are worried about what changes might mean.
The Trump Administration's Latest Plan to Gut Medicaid
With Dems running the House, the Trump administration is looking for ways to enact its agenda without legislative approval.
Middle-Income Americans Are Increasingly Making Use of the Social Safety Net
A new report released by the Brookings Institution finds the safety net is not just for low-income folks anymore.
'Disability Rights Are Civil Rights': Inside the CAP's New Disability Justice Initiative
A conversation with Rebecca Cokley and Rebecca Vallas.
A Proposed Work Requirement Exemption in Michigan Is Mired in Controversy
Critics say the legislation being put forth in Michigan will unfairly benefit rural white communities over the more urban black areas—but is that true?
Transparency Advocates Log the Disappearance of Obamacare Information From Government Websites
Though various mentions of it have disappeared from government webpages, the Affordable Care Act remains in effect.
Health-Care Costs Are Growing in the U.S., Thanks in Large Part to Private Insurers
Three charts that show how health-care costs are rising, especially for people with private insurance.
Private Accreditors Are Under No Obligation to Release Their Hospital Inspection Reports
Reversing course, federal health officials withdrew a proposal that would have required private accrediting organizations to publicly release reports of problems they found in health-care facilities.
New Report Finds Medicare Is Plagued by 'Extreme' Use of Painkillers
Some Medicare beneficiaries are being prescribed opioids by 10 or more doctors, or are filling prescriptions for more than 1,000 pills a month.
We Can Finally Cure Hepatitis C, but It's Costing Taxpayers a Fortune
The cost of drugs for the liver disease in the first half of 2015 almost matches the total for all of 2014.
A Push for Greater Transparency on Big Pharma Payouts
Drugmakers disclose their payments to doctors, dentists, even chiropractors. But spending on nurse practitioners and physician assistants is excluded. Legislation in the Senate would change that.
The Unnecessary Mammogram Tech That Costs the U.S. $400 Million a Year
A new study adds ammunition to researchers' argument that doctors should stop using software that's now used in 90 percent of mammograms.