The Trump administration wants immigrants to stop using public benefits, but many immigrants are already severely restricted from receiving assistance with food, health and child care. Even when they are at their most vulnerable.
President Donald Trump cut US funding to any international organization that administers or even discusses abortion with its patients. A Kenyan health group is traveling across the US to tell Americans how that rule affects the country.
Some states are trying to fill in the health care holes for Micronesians, who are allowed to live and work in the US but are barred from safety net programs like Medicaid. In Oklahoma, though, efforts to help have so far been unsuccessful.
A growing number of people now work in the gig economy. Ride-hailing apps are sometimes primary sources of income for folks or a way for people to make extra money. For many freelancers, the Affordable Care Act is the way to get health insurance. But what happens to these workers if it gets repealed?
In Russia, pregnant women are often confined to stark maternity hospitals with little privacy, and where medical practices may be outdated. But the government has plans to make maternity care more modern.
Like many doctors around the world, Turkish doctors at public health facilities face often-staggering workloads. But unlike in other places, Turkish doctors now face a stunning amount of violence from disgruntled patients and their relatives.
The Harvard physician profiled in the book "Mountains Beyond Mountains" says today's media attention on the Ebola outbreak in Africa could help create the solution needed to stop future outbreaks ... and improve health throughout the continent.
"Africans are incredible linguists," says Lori Thicke, founder of Translators Without Borders, which enlists Africans to translate everything from medication instructions to election materials into some of Africa's 1,000+ languages.
For the writer's mother, a housekeeper who worked on a green card she got in 1986, a woman who had never been able to take a vacation or make an emergency room visit, the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act came like a dispatch from God.