President Obama wants to tackle Medicare in his first budget, a program he calls "unsustainable." The issue is a tough sell politically, but could be easier if rising health care costs are managed. Sarah Gardner reports.
The House of Representatives will try to hand President-elect Obama a bill expanding the expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program. But John Dimsdale reports revenue sources may be a concern.
In a settlement with the state of New York, UnitedHealth Group has agreed to overhaul its database system to ensure that patients using out-of-network physicians are fully reimbursed. The settlement may have a major impact on other insurers as well. Sarah Gardner reports.
Many houses of worship have had more visitors since the financial crisis began. Some churches are even using the fallout to pitch their message. Ashley Milne-Tyte visited a couple of churches near the center of the turmoil.
East coast chain supermarkets have started giving out free generic prescription drugs to help struggling customers. But health experts worry there should be a warning accompanying the drugs. Sarah Gardner reports.
As the year ends, doctors' offices are filling up with patients cramming in last-minute visits after they've met their annual deductible. Danielle Karson reports how this affects the quality of patient care.