A growing number of private insurance companies are starting to invest in medical respite — a decades-old way of caring for homeless people. Here's what's driving the trend.
Many drug rehab programs use aggressive sales techniques, price-gouge patients and provide substandard care. The system often pushes people struggling with addiction into debt, but not recovery.
Under a rule that kicked in Jan. 1, hospitals must now make public the prices they negotiate with health insurers. But health policy experts have divergent views on what that will mean for patients.
Some of the $112 million Congress approved last year for humanitarian assistance for migrants was spent instead on dirt bikes and dog food.
Because the public health system mostly operates in the background, it rarely gets the attention or funding it deserves ― until there's a crisis.
"We are collecting from every person of goodwill," says a Roman Catholic priest who started a low-cost clinic. "We are not expecting a miracle. We hope to create a place where people feel respected."
As residents of "char" islands grapple with poverty and climate change, they are often cut off from medical services. A new service could help.
Shortages affecting hospitals and clinics are a perilous example of an economic crisis that has worsened since the U.S. imposed economic and financial penalties on the country.
Prisoners have a constitutional right to health care, but inmates at Angola prison in Louisiana are suing for medical shortfalls that have allegedly caused "needless pain and suffering."
What happens if warring parties aren't able or willing to treat civilian casualties? WHO's solution made some humanitarian groups uneasy.