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A once-in-a-decade chance to overhaul health care gets personal for Democrats and advocates

Lawmakers are desperately trying to balance dozens of health priorities, from fighting obesity to pandemic preparedness, in their upcoming $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending package.
  • Sep 19, 2021

Special enrollment for ACA health plans attracts nearly 3 million consumers

Biden says record enrollment total reinforces his goal of building on the health-care law.
  • Sep 15, 2021

Poverty fell overall in 2020 as result of massive stimulus checks and unemployment aid, Census Bureau says

The official poverty rate rose slightly to 11.4 percent in 2020, but the bureau said that after accounting for pandemic relief aid, the poverty rate fell to 9.1 percent.
  • Sep 14, 2021

Three Democrats say they’ll oppose party’s drug-price plan, creating roadblock for larger package

Lawmakers' opposition creates a new challenge for Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax and spending package.
  • Sep 14, 2021

Billions of dollars in pandemic aid for hospitals and nursing homes is being handed out

The money is the first since the pandemic’s early months to help health-care providers cope with extra expenses and lost revenue.
  • Sep 10, 2021
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Inside the newsroom on 9/11

Watching the chaotic end of America’s longest war, we’ve been thinking a lot about the terrorist attack that set it in motion. We interviewed colleagues who covered 9/11 to try to make sense of how that day changed the country and the world.
  • Sep 10, 2021

Tens of billions of dollars in pandemic aid for hospitals and nursing homes not distributed

The Biden administration has not handed out additional provider-relief money designated by Congress last year.
  • Sep 1, 2021

Hospitals struggle with staff shortages in coronavirus hot spots

The surge fueled by the delta variant leaves hospital executives asking, “What else can I be doing?”
  • Aug 12, 2021

Pentagon will seek mandate for vaccination of all active-duty military personnel by mid-September

The mandate is an acknowledgement of rising coronavirus rates across the country as the delta variant of the virus spreads, and the way in which covid-19 can wreak chaos in military units.
  • Aug 9, 2021

Masks, comfortable clothes likely to linger after pandemic, Post-Schar School polling finds

Survey also shows that many Americans expect to spend more time outdoors post-pandemic
  • Aug 8, 2021