Anthony Ruffin’s personal mission to place the most vulnerable people living on the street in housing
The common lung disease debilitates millions of Americans and costs the country billions of dollars, but some very new—and very old—methods are emerging in fighting it.
America’s collective medical spending can be traced back to a very small group of people.
“Super-users” with complex medical needs make up a small fraction of U.S. patients, but they account for half of the nation’s overall health-care spending. Now, innovative efforts are providing better care at lower costs.
In Appalachia, a primary-care clinic offers quick bursts of psychotherapy on the spot.
The debate over the future of healthcare is obscuring a more pedestrian reality: Insurance may handle most costs, but many Americans still need to turn to charity for help when they get sick.
Why more than half of America's healthcare spending goes to five percent of patients
Each year, one in every 20 Americans racks up just as much in medical bills as another 19 combined. This critical five percent of the U.S. population is key to solving the nation's health care spending crisis.