December 26, 2011 WHYYAir travel horror stories typically involve lost luggage or missed connections. But families affected by autism face other challenges in navigating airports and planes. A program in Philadelphia is bringing families, airport employees and airlines together to help autistic kids fly more comfortably.
December 15, 2011 The plan would include a cap on total Medicare spending and feature more private competition than under the current program. Even if the proposal draws support, it won't be introduced as legislation until after the 2012 election.
December 6, 2011 Tell Me More's 'In Limbo' series continues with Nigerian native Chinonye Omeje. She had a seizure while cooking and fell into a hot pot, which caused blindness and severe burns. She came to the U.S. for medical treatments, and must stay due to her immigration status, and educational and physical needs. Host Michel Martin explores her story.
November 11, 2011 More soldiers are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with wounds that would have been fatal a decade ago. The injuries have led to advances in combat medicine but have challenged the health care systems meant to help veterans back home. War reporter David Wood talks with Fresh Air about the hurdles facing these troops and their families.
October 27, 2011 Medicaid, the health program funded jointly by the feds and the states, was devised to cover the poor. But if a provision in last year's federal health law isn't changed, even people with pretty healthy incomes could qualify for Medicaid.
October 14, 2011 The administration has pulled the plug on the CLASS Act, a part of health overhaul that is supposed to provide a modest cash benefit to the elderly for the purchase of long-term care services at home. The actuaries couldn't get the finances to work.