The country has witnessed a surprising 17% decline from 2005, thanks to effective federal programs -- which are now threatened.
The schedule for signing up insurance companies has been delayed in the latest holdup for the Affordable Care Act.
They provide care for a fifth of America's population, but their numbers are dwindling, due mostly to funding issues.
That pace easily beats both the rate of inflation and the rising cost of health care over the period.
He vows to maintain workers' hours and benefits, saying some companies are using the law as an excuse.
America's new energy boom has a dangerous side as the sector's fatal injuries reach a record high.
They hail from India, and most are well-educated English speakers, helping their entry into the workforce.
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