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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 I Did It

Decoding upcoding

Jenny Deam dug into health care costs and found a trove of information in billing codes. See it now »

New Tip Sheet

Reading the comments

Noam Levey explains why a deep dive into public comments on proposed regulations is worth the time and effort. See it now »

New How I Did It

Mental health parity

A lucky break led to a series of five stories examining how and why patients are denied treatment. See it now »

Missouri Foundation for Health

Insurance news — from Covering Health