Health care delivery is expected to change, with more care provided by nurse practitioners and fewer people having a doctor for life. hide caption

toggle caption

An ambulance makes its way through revelers in Cardiff city center in Wales in 2010. New measures in the city have reduced injuries caused by violence. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Increased use of generic drugs caused a slight drop in the price of prescription drugs in 2012. hide caption

toggle caption

He's back! Unabashed wonk and former president Bill Clinton detangles the health care law. Danny Johnston/Associated Press hide caption

toggle caption Danny Johnston/Associated Press

We'd all like a medical genius like TV's Dr. Gregory House to rescue us from a life-threatening crisis. But what can he do to prevent diabetes? Adam Taylor/Fox/AP hide caption

toggle caption Adam Taylor/Fox/AP

More than 200 people have Walking Gallery jackets that tell the story of their experiences with health and the medical system. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Maggie Starbard/NPR

Dr. Michael Fleming, past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, considered himself obese when this photo was taken in 2004. He led efforts by doctors to lose weight. Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images

Jen Regan strokes the head of her fiancée, Marc Fucarile, as he sleeps in his hospital bed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Fucarile was injured in the bombings at the Boston Marathon, and had to have his right leg amputated. Bill Greene/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Bill Greene/Boston Globe via Getty Images

With community-based health care a central part of its curriculum, Florida International University's medical school turned an RV into a mobile health clinic so that students could treat families in neighborhoods where medical care is scare. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Greg Allen/NPR

The baby's going to be fine, but what about your pocketbook? hide caption

toggle caption

In order to get the tax advantages of a health savings account, the health plan it's linked to has to meet certain criteria. hide caption

toggle caption

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor