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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

Patient-centered medical homes

These have become the most widespread type of health care delivery and payment reform so far and likely will become more popular. See it now »

New How I Did It

Covering dubious claims

Charles Piller details his extensive reporting on a genetics company making claims that were not backed by science. See it now »

New Shared Wisdom

Engaging with financial documents

Paul Demko walks through how to find data on insurers and experts who can help understand what it means. See it now »

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Missouri Foundation for Health

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