Recent Stories By Phil Galewitz:
The Big Health Care Benefit No One Wants to UseNovember 29, 2014
Three years ago, the Obama administration offered hope to millions of overweight seniors when it announced Medicare would offer free weight-loss counseling. Officials estimated that about 30 percent...
Why Call Centers Can't Save ObamacareOctober 24, 2013
HARTFORD, Conn. — An elderly man calls to ask if the land he owns will count as income to qualify for health coverage through Medicaid. A legal immigrant asks if she can sign up for a health plan...
The Push to Enroll Florida’s UninsuredJuly 29, 2013
Tammy Spencer did a double take when she read the address on her paper and looked at the house in front of her. Spencer, a volunteer with the nonprofit Enroll America, was spending a hot and humid...
5 Health Care Leaders on SOTU Guest ListFebruary 12, 2013
Five of the 24 people invited to sit near First Lady Michelle Obama at tonight’s State of the Union have strong health care connections. They include a governor, a business owner and a...
Rural Hospitals See Windfall from ‘Cliff’ DealJanuary 7, 2013
The New Year’s Day “fiscal cliff” deal means at least an extra $450,000 this year to tiny Jones Memorial Hospital in rural upstate New York. “It’s very good news,” said Eva Benedict, CEO of...
GOP-Led States Could Halt Obama's Medicaid Push November 12, 2012
President Barack Obama’s re-election ensures the survival of his landmark health care law, but predominantly Republican state officials will get a big say in how it is carried out. State lawmakers...