Health Care The state of health care, health insurance, new medical research, disease prevention, and drug treatments. Interviews, news, and commentary from NPR's correspondents. Subscribe to podcasts.

Carolina "Maria" Hurtado in the now abandoned maternity ward of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where she was sterilized four decades ago. Renee Tajima-Peña hide caption

toggle caption
Renee Tajima-Peña

Film Portrays A 'Perfect Storm' That Led To Unwanted Sterilizations For Many Latinas

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/464596760/465067388" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Iris Galvez, a health insurance navigator (right) helps Mary Soliz of Houston, Texas, sign up for her first health plan through the Affordable Care Act on January 28, 2015 at a Houston community center. Courtesy of Iris Galvez hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Iris Galvez

Feds Hopeful Hispanics Will Respond As Open Enrollment Comes To A Close

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/464826389/464995822" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (left) hugs Annette Bebout, 73, of Newton, during a campaign event at Berg Middle School, in Newton, Iowa, this week. Bebout told her story to the audience of how she lost her home. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Paul Sancya/AP

Clinton Runs As Wonk In Chief, Trying To Win Hearts With Plans

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/464762073/464995828" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

After knee surgery, David Larson, 66, of Huntington Beach, Calif., experienced pain in a calf muscle. His answer to an automated email from the doctor led to the diagnosis and treatment of a potentially dangerous blood clot. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

toggle caption
Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News

BJ Miller speaking at TED. Bret Hartman/TED hide caption

toggle caption
Bret Hartman/TED

How Can We Prepare For A Graceful Death?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/464455068/464829289" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Five-month-old Ronan Amador rides in a carrier with his mother, Elizabeth Mahoney, during a Planned Parenthood rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol on March 7, 2013, in Austin. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Eric Gay/AP

Texans Try To Repair Damage Wreaked Upon Family Planning Clinics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/464728393/464744500" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The price of getting a health insurance card may seem expensive, but officials say the minimum tax penalty for remaining uninsured is $695, and could rise to more than $10,000 for wealthy families who choose not to get coverage. Photo Alto/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Photo Alto/Getty Images

The Planned Parenthood undercover videos helped intensify calls around the country for states to cut the organization's funding. Olivier Douliery/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Olivier Douliery/Getty Images

Rachel Star Withers says that video blogging about schizophrenia and depression has helped her manage the disorders. Courtesy of Rachel Star hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Rachel Star

Would You Tell The World You Have Schizophrenia On YouTube?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/464324938/480906001" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A mother watches a video taken of herself playing with her daughter while at Bellevue Hospital in New York for a checkup. Brenda Woodford provides coaching on parenting skills. Courtesy of Children of Bellevue Archives hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Children of Bellevue Archives

Anti-Abortion Activists Indicted On Felony Charges In Planned Parenthood Case

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/464469813/464469818" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Jamie Jones/Getty Images/Ikon Images

Journal Editors To Researchers: Show Everyone Your Clinical Data

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/464010931/464400058" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript