Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a massive government-funded program in India that will bring health insurance to more than 500 million people. The program includes establishing 150,000 health centers and providing access to secondary and tertiary care.…

In 2015, Florida removed more than 13,000 children—“the sickest and most vulnerable,” argues one physician—from a well-respected and comprehensive Medicaid plan called Children’s Medical Services. Two years later, physicians and families are still reeling, and seething, in…

While Iran has been praised for offering health insurance and education access to the nearly 1 million legally-documented Afghan refugees in the country, an estimated 2 million more remain undocumented with no such access—many caught up in an overwhelming paper backlog.…

A version of Medicare—the US government health insurance program for older Americans, provided by private health insurers—increased already high readmission rates among black patients in New York, according to a new Health Affairs study.

Health insurance startup Oscar retained most of its 54,000 New York City members last year even as it halved its provider network. The tactic: Use big data to curate a better experience, despite fewer choices.   Oscar combed insurance claims and held physician focus groups…

Repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, while keeping others intact, would strip health insurance from 18 million Americans in the first year, said the US Congressional Budget Office in a new report published Tuesday. The number of uninsured could increase by…

By June of each year, the Indian Health Service (IHS)—responsible for providing health care to 2 million Native Americans and Alaska Natives in the US—is typically out of funds. Furthermore, the under-funded IHS doesn’t provide preventative services like cancer screenings;…

Low-wage workers and immigrants—including more than a million legal residents who aren’t US citizens received coverage—enjoyed sharp rises in insurance coverage during the first full year of the Affordable Care Act, according to a New York Times analysis. ACA’s signature…