'Safety Net' Hospitals Face Federal Budget Cuts

The cuts come at a time when many rural hospitals already are struggling to keep their doors open.

Injection Sites Provide Safe Spots to Shoot Up

Supervised drug injection facilities are being proposed in a growing number of cities and states to stem overdose deaths and help people find treatment.

Kentucky’s Medicaid Waiver Will Do More Than Just Require People to Work

The state’s waiver would also impose monthly premiums on beneficiaries, and threatens six-month program lockouts on individuals who do not comply with Medicaid rules.

Latest Round of Federal Homeless Assistance Won’t Necessarily Cover Community Losses

In addition to Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care grants, officials encouraged more state, local and private funding.

How States Allocate Their Prison Health Care Dollars

Detailed spending data helps track trends and evaluate cost-effectiveness

States OK’d to Test Impacts of Work Requirements for Medicaid Beneficiaries

The new guidelines would allow states to force some able-bodied childless adults to work as a condition for eligibility for the federal program.

Likely to Come Soon From the Trump Administration: Guidelines for Medicaid Work Requirements

Experts speculate that Kentucky could be the first state to see its work requirement waiver approved—a move that could mean 95,000 fewer enrollees in that state over the next five years.

This Winter, Chattanooga Homeless Veterans Feeling HUD’s Summer Funding Cuts

Veterans homelessness was effectively ended in Tennessee’s fourth most-populous city. But some vets are now back out on the streets.

America's Rural Hospitals Are Dangerously Fragile

Consolidation in the health-care industry is threatening small and independent hospitals and the communities they're in.

Temporary CHIP Funding May Run Out Sooner Than Expected

That means hard conversations like when and how to freeze enrollment or terminate coverage altogether will be back on the table in some states.

The Fight for Medicaid Expansion Still Isn’t Over in Maine

Plus an update on Medicaid ballot initiatives in Utah and Idaho, and what the legislative tiebreaker in Virginia means for that state’s expansion.

Bad Data Is Partly to Blame in Texas’ Maternal Mortality Spike

Maternal health data in the U.S. is so imprecise the federal government hasn’t released an official annual count of pregnancy-linked fatalities since 2007.

Aging, Undocumented and Uninsured Immigrants Challenge Cities and States

“It’ll place a strain on the entire health care system, from primary care to hospitals,” according to Steven Wallace, associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

California Says the Only Safe Way to Talk on Your Cell Phone Is to Text

The California guidelines have been in the works since 2009, but after 27 draft versions the state abandoned the document without publishing it before before a judge compelled their release.

Prison Health Care Spending Varies Dramatically by State

Why such a discrepancy, and what does it indicate?

Testing for Tainted Marijuana Challenges States

Anecdotes have emerged of vulnerable consumers, such as cancer patients, contracting dangerous infections after smoking bad weed.

New CDC Data: 2016 Was the Deadliest Year Yet for the Opioid Crisis

More people died from overdoses in 2016 than died from AIDS in 1995, the peak of that crisis.

A Smart Idea for Balancing Work and Life Just Went Into Effect in Hawaii

The goal is to help caregivers stay in the workforce for as long as they want to, while still helping their loved one live as healthy and independent a life as possible.