The health insurance landscape will be changing now that same sex marriage is legal in every state. Two likely scenarios: More employees will add same-sex partners to their health plans; and a number of employers will drop domestic partnership benefits and instead require…

Jubilant consumer advocates celebrated the Affordable Care Act’s survival of its second Supreme Court test in 3 years. The ACA still faces several lawsuits, although some believe Thursday's decision will discourage judges from advancing the cases. Even if legal challenges…

With the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday affirming that health insurance consumers can receive federal subsidies—a key pillar of Obamacare—the future of state-based exchanges may be in jeopardy. States that started exchanges but are having difficulties may let the feds…

In the wake of Ebola, Liberia is straining to rebuild its health systems. Taking a close look at how the outbreak affected one hard-hit hospital, Elaisha Stokes paints a vivid picture of how great the challenge is proving.

A day in the life of Leana Wen, Baltimore’s new health commissioner, sketches a woman who works tirelessly to bridge the immense gap in health outcomes caused by racial disparities and poverty. Atlantic reporter Olga Khazan details how the wunderkind ER doctor began her…

The Ebola epidemic exposed long-standing holes in aid delivery, which desperately needs overhauling before the next international emergency, an expert panel asserted on Capitol Hill. The international community must build a rapid response system to get supplies and health…

The MERS outbreak in South Korea is an important reminder that global health security hinges on strengthening public health systems, Lawrence O. Gostin and Daniel Lucey emphasize in this commentary.

Global warming poses a significant threat to the impressive drop in malaria deaths in Kenya, where child mortality has fallen by 8% annually since 2005. Rising temperatures have opened the door to the spread of mosquitoes—notoriously adaptable creatures—to areas like…

Dozens of medical professionals in Iceland have resigned in the aftermath of a recent nurses’ strike over low wages and long hours, with many leaving for opportunities abroad.

Access to safe surgery and anesthesia is an essential, yet lacking component of health care in the developing world, and surgeon David Waters urges countries to step up. The treatment of most surgical conditions doesn't need complex skills or equipment, and trained…