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...

A Tide of Opioid-Dependent Newborns Forces Doctors to Rethink Treatment

By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS July 13, 2017 RICHMOND, Ky. — Just 24 hours old, Jay’la Cy’anne Clay already was having a rough day. Convulsions rocked her tiny body as she lay under warming lights in the nursery of the Baptist Health...

California’s Far North Deplores ‘Tyranny’ of the Urban Majority

By THOMAS FULLER July 2, 2017 REDDING, Calif. — The deer heads mounted on the walls of Eric Johnson’s church office are testament to his passion for hunting, a lifestyle enjoyed by many in the northernmost reaches of California but one that Mr....

Public Health: There’s Only One Grocery Store in Most Rural Areas. Should We Expect Two Health Insurers?

Public Health By REED ABELSON and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ June 29, 2017 Republicans say a big reason the Affordable Care Act needs to go is that it fosters weak competition and limited choice in insurance marketplaces. But their replacement bill could...