In 2006, the state of Massachusetts passed a sweeping overhaul of the state's health-care system. The system, which influenced the Obama administration's plans for national reform, has since faced unexpected and unchecked growth in costs, both to the government and individuals, forcing the government to cut benefits and raise taxes. Now analysts say that without significant policy changes, the program's long-term viability is in doubt.
State officials have successfully increased health insurance coverage in the state: With only 2.6 percent of the population now lacking health insurance, its insurance rate is the highest in the nation. But high coverage levels have been achieved at a substantial price, and one that is expected to increase over time.
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
Minneapolis police said George Floyd died after he "appeared to be suffering medical distress."
Will they keep it in mind even if Joe Biden becomes president?
County Threatens Fines, Demands Expensive Alterations From Arizona Couple Hosting Free Yoga Classes and Potlucks on Their Property
Joshua and Emily Killeen are suing Yavapai County, Arizona, for what they claim are unconstitutional restrictions on their ability to advertise their business and host events on their rural property.
Indiana is still fighting to keep Tyson Timbs' SUV seven years after it first seized the car, but for now, it's back in Timbs' driveway.