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The U.S. Supreme Court Rules On The Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The legal, political and practical implications of the ruling.


Why Protesting Postal Workers Chose A Hunger Strike

Launching a hunger strike to protest a perceived political injustice is not exactly new, but it is relatively rare in the U.S. The U.S. postal workers unions are trying to turn the heads of members of Congress with the tactic.

Convenience And Efficiency Fuel Boom In Retail Clinics

Walk-in clinics are getting traction with consumers, hospitals and retailers. A visit to a clinic costs less than one to the doctor or hospital emergency room. And the clinics present less of a hassle.
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Supreme Court Upholds Federal Health Care Law

Analysis of today's Supreme Court ruling, which largely upheld the Obama administration's signature health care law.


The Making Of Meat-Eating America

Thanks to American wealth and ingenuity, we're a nation of meat eaters. But that's not the whole story. Over the years, we've made access to land near cities affordable to farmers, and created a cheap market for beef and chicken.

Could Kaiser Permanente's Low-Cost Health Care Be Even Cheaper?

Kaiser Permanente is often cited as an example of a health maintenance organization that keeps costs reined in. In fact, portions of the Affordable Care Act were crafted with the Kaiser model in mind. But critics say the price gap between Kaiser and other insurance companies has narrowed, and the reasons are unclear.

Why Are Women More Likely To Die From Lung Cancer In Alabama?

For women born since 1933, lung cancer death rates in California have dropped by more than half. In Alabama, they have more than doubled.