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Health insurance provides for coverage or payment against loss due to injury or ill health. That’s the basic definition. In the United States, however, there are numerous forms of health insurance, both publicly and privately funded. 

This is a time of major shifts in our health care system and that includes the health insurance landscape. There are industry trends, innovations and incentives to provide better care at lower costs and many other business stories for journalists to report.


New How Tip Sheet

Short-term health plans

Laura Newman writes that reporters need to examine how these plans affect con­sumers and the market. See it now »

New How I Did It

Surprise medical bills

Chad Terhune offers lots of specific advice on identifying, verifying and reporting on these bills after his story went viral. See it now »

New Tip Sheet

Maternity care

Hospitals know what to do to improve care of pregnant women, but most fail to provide that care. See it now »

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Missouri Foundation for Health

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