Myra Gregory and her son Roland.

Unless Congress acts, nearly 9 million US children could soon be without health care


At the end of September, Congress allowed the deadline for refunding CHIP to expire. Replenishing funds for the program should be a slam dunk in Congress — there is usually bipartisan support for this program that helps kids — but CHIP still doesn’t have a funding plan, and the program is running on fumes.

Dr. Olga Maeve is finishing up her medical residency at Clinica Sierra Vista in Bakersfield, California.

Teaching health clinics work in underserved communities across the US, but funding is set to run out

Demonstrators hold placards during a Planned Parenthood rally outside the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, April 5, 2017.

President Trump, what do you think is the benefit of defunding Planned Parenthood?

The World

What jobs are going away? What jobs will survive?


50 years later, how Medicare changed America

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court gives the Affordable Care Act a major victory

Global Politics

For millions of Americans, Obamacare made affordable health insurance a reality. A key Supreme Court decision Thursday assures the bill remains intact.

Hospital OR

One surgeon suggests health care decisions in America are too often dictated by money


Most consumers want value for their money. When we buy a house or a car, we shop carefully and thoroughly — and there are rules and regulations governing the information a seller must provide to the buyer. But not so for the medical industry. In many cases, hospitals and doctors deliberately keep the true cost of medical procedures a closely-held secret. Can this unfair and outdated system ever be changed?

Liberia doesn’t have many doctors, and it’s battling Ebola with minimal supplies


Doctors in West Africa are having a tough time battling Ebola since they’re lacking the most basic supplies — like gloves and masks. Dr. Roseda Marshall, the chair of pediatrics at the University of Liberia’s Dogliotti College of Medicine, says the world is wasting time while the epidemic spreads.

Hypertension in the Developing World: The View from Cambodia

Health & Medicine

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for early death around the world. Yet in developing nations, the condition often goes undiagnosed and untreated. Reporter Joanne Silberner traveled to Cambodia to find out why.

North Koreans Substituting Crystal Meth for Medication

Conflict & Justice

North Koreans have been using crystal meth as a substitute for expensive and hard to get medicines. But reporter Jason Strother tells host Marco Werman that the drug is creating a serious addiction problem.