India's Prime Minister Announces Plan to Give 500 Million Citizens Free Health Care

The New York Times reported Thursday that India’s government unveiled a plan—still in its very early stages—to give 500 million of its poorest citizens free access to health care. It would, in part, give 100 million families up to 500,000 rupees (about $8,000) annually, enough to cover five heart surgeries, the Times…

Several States Will Run Out of CHIP Funds By January If Congress Doesn't Act

It’s been nearly two months since Congress failed to reauthorize a critical program that provides health insurance for 8.9 million kids and some 370,000 pregnant women—the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). As Congress continues to drag its feet refunding the roughly $15 billion program, states across the…