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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 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 »

New How I Did It

Explaining high drug prices

Randy Barrett and Marilyn Serafini of Tarbell dug through layers of complexity to explain why drug prices are so high. See it now »

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 »

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Missouri Foundation for Health

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