Slideshow: Mystery in the Fields

By Anna Barry-Jester

Mystery in the Fields

OPINION: ObamaCare's crucial benefits

By Wendell Potter

Health care law will cap out-of-pocket spending

Map of mystery CKD cases

Cases of CDKu in Sri Lanka and India

As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers

By Sasha Chavkin

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

About the 'Cracking the Codes' project

By The Center for Public Integrity

Behind the reporting

Methodology for 'Cracking the Codes'

By David Donald

A glimpse into the data analysis for this investigation.

Judgment calls on billing make 'upcoding' prosecutions rare

By Fred Schulte

Authorities typically settle, and doctors often continue treating Medicare patients

How doctors and hospitals have collected billions in questionable Medicare fees

By Fred Schulte and David Donald

Center investigation suggests cost from upcoding and other abuses likely tops $11 billion.

Live Chat: 'Mystery in the Fields' reporters Sasha Chavkin, Anna Barry-Jester and Rhitu Chatterjee

'Mystery in the Fields' Reporters Sasha Chavkin, Rhitu Chatterjee and Photographer Anna Barry-Jester will be taking questions.

OPINION: Maine's health care fantasy

By Wendell Potter

'Common sense' Maine law created more problems than solutions

OPINION: The illusory promise of free-market health care miracles

By Wendell Potter

Republicans keep touting free-market health care, but there's no evidence it works.

OPINION: Physicians' group will barnstorm conventions with truth-telling on ObamaCare

By Wendell Potter

Doctors for America will provide reality check, dispense free care.

Manipulating Medicare in the election season

By Gordon Witkin

With the Paul Ryan pick, Medicare has returned as a top election topic

OPINION: GOP Medicare plan means older Americans will pay more

By Wendell Potter

Paul Ryan's medicare plan shifts more costs to older Americans.

OPINION: Rep. Ryan's budget plan is a "Path to the Poorhouse"

By Wendell Potter

Romney's vice president choice has a deficit reduction plan that could bankrupt many senior citizens.

OPINION: Real-world health insurance math doesn't add up

By Wendell Potter

Grad student had insurance, but had to shame Aetna to get cancer bills covered.

OPINION: The cost of care for Colorado's victims

By Wendell Potter

American is the only country where the wounded from the Colorado shooting could be bankrupted.

OPINION: A nice little gift from ObamaCare directly to you

By Wendell Potter

Reporters haven't focused on the 'small print' benefits of health reform.

OPINION: Why insurers want ObamaCare's Medicaid business

By Wendell Potter

Pay no attention to GOP governors; health insurers want that new Medicaid business.
Mitt Romney

Governors put off health care questions, for now

By The Associated Press

Concerned about costs, governors put off decisions on health care law until after Election Day
Dave Camp, Sander Levin

Slap to Obama: GOP House votes to kill health law

By The Associated Press

GOP casts repeal of Obama's health care law as a chance to stop a tax

Texas switches to 1-drug execution due to shortage

By The Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Texas switches execution procedure to 1-drug instead of 3 due to shortage

Report: Too little mental health care for boomers

By The Associated Press

Aging boomers to face hard time finding mental health care; report urges geriatric training

Study: Medicare contractors vulnerable to conflict

By The Associated Press

Report: Contractors hired to weed out Medicare fraud have connections to cos. they investigate

Health care options for young, healthy and broke

By The Associated Press

Insurance options for those with lots of health, little wealth: Is the cheapest choice best?

Gov. Perry tells feds Texas won't expand Medicaid

By The Associated Press

Gov. Perry tells feds Texas won't expand Medicaid, set up online service to shop for insurance

New optimism about stemming spread of AIDS virus

By The Associated Press

HEALTHBEAT: AIDS turning point? Experts to meet this month amid optimism for HIV prevention

OPINION: Health care's community-based beginnings

By Wendell Potter

For-profit health care is the norm today, but the system was born out of a more 'community'-driven beginning.

Mass. health law may bode well for federal law

By The Associated Press

Mass. health care law, 6 years on, may point to successes and challenges ahead for federal law

2 paths forward for uninsured, 1 clouded by ruling

By The Associated Press

Court ruling giving states leeway on Medicaid casts uncertainty on new coverage for millions