The government may have shut down this week, but the Affordable Care Act is marching forward. The state and federal websites were live by early Tuesday morning. But many people encountered glitches, delays, and error messages.
A lawsuit filed Thursday claims a nonprofit hospital in northwest Chicago failed to provide charity care to two low-income, uninsured patients, reopening a longstanding controversy in Illinois over whether hospitals are doing enough charitable work to qualify for lucrative tax exemptions.Swedish Cov
When it comes to last year's Affordable Care Act, there's not much people agree on. Except, says Kaiser Family Foundation President and CEO Drew Altman, this one thing: "It really does help the uninsured; 32 million uninsured people will get coverage."
When it comes to health care, it's generally the case that the care in wealthy countries is better than in impoverished ones.But a country's GDP only goes so far in predicting how things will go, as a survey of the some of best-off countries finds.Take a guess which rich country's health system prov