Home Health Care: Shouldn’t It Be Work Worth Doing?

By EDUARDO PORTER August 29, 2017 Do you know who is going to care for you when you are old and frail? By current standards, it’s likely to be a middle-aged immigrant woman, with maybe a high school education and little if any training, making $20,000...

Trump’s Threats on Health Law Hide an Upside: Gains Made by Some Insurers

Despite anxiety over the Affordable Care Act’s stability, many insurance companies still participating have cut losses sharply. Some are starting to prosper.

News Analysis: How to Repair the Health Law (It’s Tricky but Not Impossible)

How to Repair the Health Law (It’s Tricky but Not Impossible) By REED ABELSON, ABBY GOODNOUGH and KATIE THOMAS July 29, 2017 A man in Miami in 2015 directed passers-by to an insurance company where they could sign up for health coverage...

When Health Law Isn’t Enough, the Desperate Line Up at Tents

By TRIP GABRIEL July 23, 2017 WISE, Va. — Anthony Marino, 54, reached into his car trunk to show a pair of needle-nosed pliers like the ones he used to yank out a rotting tooth. Shirley Akers, 58, clutched a list of 20 medications she takes, before...

For Millions, Life Without Medicaid Services Is No Option

By ABBY GOODNOUGH July 1, 2017 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Frances Isbell has spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that has left her unable to walk or even roll over in bed. But Ms. Isbell has a personal care assistant through Medicaid, and the help...

In McConnell’s Home State, Fear and Confusion Over Health Care Bill

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG June 28, 2017 WHITESBURG, Ky. — Dewey Gorman, a 59-year-old banker who has struggled with opioid addiction, had just gotten out of the hospital in this tiny central Appalachian city when he heard the word from Washington:...