The latest news on Medicare
Key safety net programs under pressure as budget deficits, health-reform changes threaten benefits.
Medical services expected to take up more of the American economy in the future, experts say
Medicare Advantage policies will be hit especially hard, despite recession and very low rates of inflation.
Study shows 10-year effort, major medical advances improved survival
Innovations in financing, delivery of care are needed to close gaps, experts say
But government study also shows uninsured accounted for almost 1 out of 5 ER patients
More are covered, but gaps in coverage and other problems persist, analysis shows
What works in higher education won't work in healthcare.
Knowing hospital costs and treatment results can influence patient-doctor choices.
Lower-cost hospitals often provide better care, according to Dartmouth health analysis.