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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 Shared Wisdom

Beating isolation

Linda Marsa offers advice on how freelancers can compen­sate for the lack of inter­action other reporters get in a newsroom. See it now »

New How I Did It

Unfair ER fees

Patient complaints and Anna Wolfe's reporting, a Mississippi hospital changed how it calculates facility fees. See it now »

New How I Did It

Explaining high drug prices

Katie Wedell delved into the complex world of pharmaceutical distribution to help readers understand skyrocketing costs. See it now »

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Missouri Foundation for Health

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