As the debate over the final shape of the legislation continues, WHYY's Health+Science desk keeps you informed with the latest developments on the healthcare overhaul.

WHYY's Health+Science desk keeps you informed with the latest developments on the healthcare overhaul.

New health insurance rules kick in this week Kerry Grens -September 21, 2010 This week marks the six month anniversary of the passage of the new federal health insurance law that will eventually require all citizens to have coverage. But the law has many components – some of which kick in soon.

Job-based health coverage slips Taunya English -September 21, 2010 Fewer Americans now get their health insurance on the job. According to new data from the U.S. Census. In the depth of the recession, Pennsylvanians lost jobs and health coverage too.

Health law was written to narrow health gaps Taunya English -August 25, 2010 The new federal health law includes scholarship and loan money to help launch minorities into health care jobs. It's part of the strategy to narrow the health gap between whites and minorities in the United States.

Health clinics benefit from stimulus and health dollars Kerry Grens -August 23, 2010 Community health centers frequently operate under tight budgets; but new government funds are allowing these clinics to expand and renovate.

States to scrutinize insurance prices Kerry Grens -August 17, 2010 The federal government has awarded states a million dollars each to monitor premium rate hikes from health insurance companies.

High-risk insurance opens up in Pa. Kerry Grens -August 3, 2010

Companies are weighing the benefits of benefits Taunya English - July 2, 2010

 

Coverage for people who've had trouble buying health insurance Taunya English - July 2, 2010

 

Funding for post-partum depression research part of healthcare overhaul Maiken Scott - June 22, 2010

A health plan for high risk people Taunya English - June 8, 2010

Pa. advisors will map out the health overhaul Taunya English - May 20, 2010

Challenging the health reform challenge Taunya English - May 14, 2010

Health experts discuss implications of Medicaid expansion Taunya English - May 5, 2010

PA will manage a high-risk pool Taunya English - April 28, 2010

Electronic paydays for Medicare providers Taunya English - April 13, 2010

Health insurance regulators: Be alert for new scams Taunya English - April 12, 2010

Drug companies will post doctor payments Kerry Grens - March 30, 2010

Divergent predictions about the new abortion rules Taunya English - March 29, 2010

 

Health care bill taxes medical device makers Kerry Grens - March 24, 2010

 

Will Philadelphia hospitals see relief from uninsured? Kerry Grens - March 24, 2010

PA to sue over health overhaul Taunya English - March 24, 2010

Insurers must permit parents to cover their adult children Taunya English - March 23, 2010

Overhaul brings help for small business Taunya English - March 22, 2010

Health care bill passes Kerry Grens - March 22, 2010

South Jersey democrat to vote no on health care bill Kerry Grens - March 19, 2010

Activists hound lawmakers undecided on health care Kerry Grens - March 18, 2010

 

President pitches health care in PA Kerry Grens - March 8, 2010

 

Walking to Washington Taunya English - February 18, 2010

New med school aims to shrink doctor shortage Kerry Grens - February 16, 2010

Strategizing a health reform vote Kerry Grens - January 21, 2010

Democrats address "cadillac" plans with unions January 15, 2010

The health insurance mandate Taunya English - January 5, 2010

 

States worry over expanded Medicaid costs Taunya English - December 30, 2009

 

Region's senators explain health care votes Mark Eichmann - December 24, 2009

Health reform advocates say legislation could do more Kerry Grens - December 22, 2009

Sen. Carper returns to Wilmington after late vote Stephanie Aldrich - December 21, 2009

 

Buying into Medicare early Taunya English - December 10, 2009

 

Debating abortion funding Taunya English - December 3, 2009

A tax on teeth whitening and tummy tucks Taunya English - December 3, 2009

Debating abortion funding Taunya English - December 2, 2009

 

Sen. Casey calls for changes in health care bill Scott Detrow - November 25, 2009

 

Track the health care votes November 10, 2009

Health bill foes see trouble in senate Scott Detrow - November 10, 2009

Public health experts debate House health plan Taunya English - November 10, 2009

House approves health care bill Kerry Grens - November 9, 2009

 

Could health reform relieve "job lock"? Kerry Grens - November 2, 2009

 

Non-profits seek help in health reform Kerry Grens - October 27, 2009

Public option supporters keep hope alive Taunya English - October 2, 2009

Congress considers health insurance cooperatives Taunya English - September 29, 2009

 

Evidence based treatments in mental health Maiken Scott - September 25, 2009

 

Health reform proponents rally at Cigna Tom MacDonald - September 23, 2009

Pelosi visits Jeff Hospital to push health overhaul Taunya English - September 22, 2009

Paying docs to save costs Kerry Grens - September 22, 2009

 

Health insurance insider speaks out Taunya English - September 18, 2009

 

Senate presents health reform proposal Kerry Grens - September 17, 2009

WEB CHAT: Searching for what works in medicine Taunya English - September 15, 2009

Is the healthcare you want worth paying for? Taunya English - September 15, 2009

 

 

Health plan may lack bipartisan support Susan Phillips - September 11, 2009

Obama praises Central PA health system Taunya English - September 11, 2009

Pharmaceutical industry welcomes reform Kerry Grens - September 10, 2009

 

 

Health care reform's impact on seniors Kerry Grens - September 10, 2009

Specter gets support for health reform Tom MacDonald - September 9, 2009

 

 

Fitting mental health into the health care equation Maiken Scott - September 9, 2009

Healthcare reform - WEB CHAT September 3, 2009

Challengers debate health care Kerry Grens - September 2, 2009

 

 

Rep. Castle calls for health reform 'time-out' Mark Eichmann - August 26, 2009

Congressional delegates for public option Tom MacDonald - August 26, 2009

Help for hospitals switching to electronic health records Taunya English - August 25, 2009

First-stop docs could get a pay raise Taunya English - August 24, 2009

Medical cost-savings pilot Kerry Grens - August 20, 2009

 

 

Advocates pitch health reform to middle-income Americans Taunya English - August 20, 2009

Delaware health care costs rise faster than earnings Mark Eichmann - August 20, 2009

Christian co-op shares health costs Taunya English - August 19, 2009

Everyone is passionate about healthcare reform, but does everyone know the facts? Chris Satullo - August 16, 2009

"Death panels" get the axe Kerry Grens - August 14, 2009

 

 

Sestak discusses healthcare at local church Susan Phillips - August 14, 2009

Sestak faces concern with "public option" Susan Phillips - August 13, 2009

Drugs companies at odds Kerry Grens - August 12, 2009

Arlen Specter booed at town hall meeting Susan Phillips - August 12, 2009

Congress on recess, no healthcare plan Phil Gregory - August 11, 2009

PA targeted to support Obama health plan Susan Phillips - August 10, 2009

Lawmakers hold healthcare reform forums Shai Ben-Yaacov - August 5, 2009

Health care still priority during break Stephanie Aldrich - August 3, 2009

Healthcare reform materializes in Congress Kerry Grens - July 16, 2009

The squeaky wheels of healthcare reform Kerry Grens - July 15, 2009