A Health Care System in Transition

As the United States approaches the roll-out of the final and most complex phases of the Affordable Care Act, we examine the American health care system as it stands now and how it is expected to change, paying special attention to how the law is being implemented state by state while also exploring real-life experiences of medicine -- inside views of hospitals and intensive care units and what sicknesses and treatment look like up close.

  • 'David's Inferno': Depression's Lessons

    May 17, 2013
    Next week when the fifth Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is released it's expected to bring with it new debate on the definition of illness itself -- about what's a disorder and w...
  • A Look Inside the World of the ICU

    May 15, 2013
    The Intensive Care Unit of a hospital is a place most of us hope we’ll never get to know. But for some families, these places can suddenly become all too familiar. Other people, like ...
  • Selling the Affordable Care Act

    May 13, 2013
    The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is the responsibility of the Department of Health and Human Services. However, in a controversial move, the federal government has turned...
  • Local Perspectives on the Affordable Care Act

    May 13, 2013
    According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey, roughly half of American adults do not feel they have enough information to understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect t...