The 1996 creation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program effectively killed cash assistance. Now, Republicans want to use it as a model for the rest of the social safety net.
The country’s flagship public-health agency is facing internal scandal and funding issues that will test its ability to respond to outbreaks on the horizon.
At the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., pro-life activists said the president has a lot to be proud of.
Even with the Affordable Care Act, the premium and payment structure of insurance increases the relative income gap between rich and poor.
Advocates are tracking new developments in neonatal research and technology—and transforming one of America's most contentious debates.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced a new office devoted to conscience objections and religious freedom on Thursday—an answer to long-standing objections from the right.
Paying people to work would be a more direct—and less expensive—way to lift them out of poverty.
A Yale professor says she’s telling lawmakers that the president may actually be “dangerous.”
The tax debate offers a clear measure of how deeply insular the GOP has become. It’s now governing solely of, by, and for Red America.
Activists on the right and left want policies that will reverse the country’s baby bust. But the broader culture—and Congress—don’t seem to care.
With open-enrollment numbers slipping, the Republican tax plan gaining steam, and CHIP still in limbo, critical elements of health-insurance programs are in danger.
A new study finds that GOP efforts to undermine the health-care law gave the party a boost in 2016, despite—or even because of—how those actions made health care worse for voters.
Republican senators will scrap the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate as part of their proposal, jeopardizing delicate negotiations for the chance at a double legislative win.
The Catholic university is caught between accommodating a diverse community and defending what it sees as religious freedom.
With the Trump administration refusing to promote open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, a cadre of former Obama officials steps in to fill the void—with an assist from the ex-president himself.
Over a month after Hurricane Maria, citizens are still facing limited access to medical help and the increasing threat of illness.
The president declared a public-health emergency in an empathetic speech—but left some crucial questions unanswered.
Does the president want Congress to strike a bipartisan deal on health care? As with so many other issues, it depends on the hour.
A pair of lawmakers are nearing a bipartisan agreement on health care, but it’s not the one the president wants.
The expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Trump administration’s moves on immigration and climate policy highlight the limits of the party out of power.