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In this April 2, 2020, file photo a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station at a hospital in Seattle. A federal report due out Monday, April 6, finds that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Si perdiste tu seguro de salud por la crisis de COVID-19, tienes opciones

El coronavirus y las consecuencias económicas de la pandemia, impulsaron el trabajo del asesor de seguros de salud Mark Van Arnam. Pero él quiere...
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Coronavirus Surprise: IRS Allows Midyear Insurance And FSA Changes

The economic upheaval and social disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic have upended the assumptions many people made last fall about which insurance plan...

Alerta a turistas: los planes de salud para viajeros podrían no cubrir pandemias

Era evidente que la fiebre, las náuseas y la falta de apetito que Vlastimil Gajdoš sintió el día de su boda no eran por...

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: What’s In The Next Round Of COVID-19 Relief?

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. House Democrats are moving ahead with another round of COVID-19 relief, including additional funding for...

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: SCOTUS Decides An ACA Case. No, Not THAT Case.

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The Supreme Court this week rejected the efforts of a Republican-controlled Congress in 2014 to...

Free Clinics Try To Fill Gaps As COVID Sweeps Away Job-Based Insurance

TUPELO, Mississippi — Joe Delbert hadn’t needed the Tree of Life Free Clinic in three years. The 55-year-old man, who moved to Tupelo from Georgia...

Lawmaker Pushing Mental Health Reform: It’s ‘More Needed Than Ever’

SACRAMENTO — During the first week of school closures in San Jose, state Sen. Jim Beall’s office received more than a dozen phone calls...

‘An Arm And A Leg’: What A Fleet Of Firetrucks Can Teach About Public...

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. Ryan Gamlin spent a decade on the business side of health care — working with insurance companies....
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In Fine Print, HHS Appears To Ban All Surprise Billing During The Pandemic

Federal officials offering emergency funding to hospitals, clinics and doctors’ practices have included this stipulation: They cannot foist surprise medical bills on COVID-19 patients. But...

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Hello! This pandemic is going to have ramifications that unfold for years to come that we won’t be able to predict. But my money...
A commuter crosses 42nd Street in front of Grand Central Terminal during morning rush hour, Monday, March 23, 2020, in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered most New Yorkers to stay home from work to slow the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: How Will We Reopen The Economy?

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. President Donald Trump wants to reopen the country soon. But public health experts from across...
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Analysis: He Got Tested For Coronavirus. Then Came The Flood Of Medical Bills.

By March 5, Andrew Cencini, a computer science professor at Vermont’s Bennington College, had been having bouts of fever, malaise and a bit of...

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Coronavirus Goes Viral

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. This was the week the coronavirus hit the U.S. in general and Washington, D.C., in...
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Crushed By A Hospital Bill? Stand Up For Yourself

The cost of medical treatment depleted Frances Edwards’ savings after she was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma in October 2016 — even though she...
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Bernie Sanders Embraces A New Study That Lowers ‘Medicare For All’s’ Price Tag, But...

“ said ‘Medicare for All’ will lower health care costs in this country by $450 billion a year and save the lives of 68,000...
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Obamacare A Disgrace? Biden Highlights Bloomberg’s Negative Remarks About The Affordable Care Act.

Sparring over health care during the Nevada Democratic presidential primary debate, former Vice President Joe Biden took issue with former New York City Mayor...
This combination of Jan. 26, 2020, photos shows at left, Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Jan. 26, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa; and at right Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in Sioux City, Iowa. After a daylong delay, partial results from Iowa's Democratic caucuses showed Buttigieg and Sanders ahead of the pack. (AP Photo)

Sanders’ Claim That Buttigieg Is ‘Favorite Of The Health Care Industry’ Is Broad And...

As Pete Buttigieg gained momentum in the Democratic presidential primary race ― finishing second in the New Hampshire primary and a front runner in...
Kaiser Health News

Hormone Blocker Shocker: Drug Costs 8 Times More When Used For Kids

Dr. Sudeep Taksali, an orthopedic surgeon, became worried that his 8-year-old daughter had already grown taller than his 12-year-old son. And sometimes she had...
Kaiser Health News

It’s Not Just Hospitals That Sue Patients Who Can’t Pay

Nashville General Hospital is a safety-net facility funded by the Tennessee capital city. For a patient without insurance, this is supposed to be the...
Kaiser Health News

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Brianna LabuskesHappy Friday! And Happy Valentine’s Day, where we at KHN have compiled some of the best #HealthPolicyValentines from Twitter (this seems the right...
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One Defensive Strategy Against Surprise Medical Bills: Set Your Own Terms

When Stacey Richter’s husband recently landed in a New Jersey emergency room, fearing a heart attack, she had an additional reason for alarm: a...
Examination Room - Kaiser Health News

Patients Stuck With Bills After Insurers Don’t Pay As Promised

The more than $34,000 in medical bills that contributed to Darla and Andy Markley’s bankruptcy and loss of their home in Beloit, Wisconsin, grew...

Watch: Let’s Talk About Trump’s Health Care Policies

By Hannah Norman February 4, 2020 Polls say health care is consistently at the top of voters’ minds in this election cycle. And President Donald...
Kaiser Health News

Why Home Health Care Is Suddenly Harder To Come By For Medicare Patients

The decision came out of the blue. “Your husband isn’t going to get any better, so we can’t continue services,” an occupational therapist told...
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Appendicitis Is Painful — Add A $41,212 Surgery Bill To The Misery

Joshua Bates knew something was seriously wrong. He had a high fever, could barely move and felt a sharp pain in his stomach every...
Gavin Newsom - Photographer: Gage Skidmore

California Reopens The Single-Payer Debate

California Gov. Gavin Newsom was a single-payer candidate. The Democrat campaigned hard for the creation of one public insurance program for all Californians. And within...
Examination Room - Kaiser Health News

Medi-Cal Benefits Eliminated A Decade Ago, Such As Foot Care And Eyeglasses, Are Back

San Diego podiatrist Dr. John Chisholm recalls the jolt some of his patients felt in 2009 when Medi-Cal, the government-funded health insurance in California...
Kaiser Health News

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: SCOTUS Punts On ACA Case — For Now

&lt;br /&gt;<br /> Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The Supreme Court has declined to take up immediately a case out of...
Kaiser Health News

Listen: How High-Deductible Plans Hurt Rural America

KHN senior correspondent Markian Hawryluk joined Colorado Public Radio’s Avery Lill on “Colorado Matters” to discuss his recent story on how high-deductible health plans are especially...
Kaiser Health News

Team Trump Says Administration’s Action On Health Care ‘Is Working.’ Is It?

With the 2020 election months away, President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is touting his health care record as a key reason voters should grant...
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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Happy Friday and Happy New Year! As we’re only just back from holidays, I have a very breezy Breeze to get you off on...

Watch: Woman Hit With $28K Bill For A Throat Swab

January 2, 2020 A routine doctor’s visit for a sore throat brought more than $28,000 in charges for one New York City woman in our...
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: ACA Still Under A Cloud After Court Ruling

<br /> Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The fate of the Affordable Care Act continues to be in doubt after a...

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Happy Friday, at last! A quick programming note: This is the last Breeze of the month (year/decade!). I’ll see you guys back here in...
Hospital - Kaiser Health News

Paying It Forward: ‘Bill Of The Month’ Series, A Vital Toolkit For Patients, Wraps...

In 2018, KHN and NPR launched “Bill of the Month,” a crowdsourced investigation in which we dissect, investigate and explain medical bills you send...
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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Portion Of Obamacare

A federal appeals court panel in New Orleans has dealt another blow to the Affordable Care Act, agreeing with a lower-court judge that the...
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Loophole Averted After Surprise-Bill Brouhaha In Texas

It appears Texas will get one of the strongest laws in the nation against surprise medical bills after all. The law, which takes effect Jan....
Medical Law

Surprising Swings In Momentum For Legislation On Surprise Medical Bills

Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News After months of hearings and negotiations, millions of dollars in attack ads, full-court press lobbying efforts and countless rounds of...
Money

Analysis: In Medical Billing, Fraudulent Charges Weirdly Pass As Legal

Much of what we accept as legal in medical billing would be regarded as fraud in any other sector. I have been circling around this...

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Happy Friday! If you’ve been able to tear your attention away from the soap opera that is the ever-escalating (and public and messy!) feud...
Doctor Stethoscope - Kaiser Health News

Californians Without Health Insurance Will Pay A Penalty — Or Not

Californians, be warned: A new state law could make you liable for a hefty tax penalty if you do not have health insurance next...
Examination Room - Kaiser Health News

Some Rejoice Over New California Health Insurance Subsidies. Others Get Shut Out.

Syd Winlock bought one of the cheapest health insurance policies he could find for himself and his wife, Lisa, this year: a high-deductible plan...
Hospital - Kaiser Health News

‘An Arm And A Leg’: Can They Freaking Do That?!?

<br /> Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. A woman gets a bill from a medical testing...
Hospital - Kaiser Health News

Supreme Court Seems Sympathetic To Insurers In Obamacare Case

No clear split between conservative and liberal Supreme Court justices emerged Tuesday as justices heard arguments over whether the federal government could renege on...
Hospital - Kaiser Health News

Obamacare Back At The High Court — With Billions For Insurers On The Line

More than $12 billion is at stake for the nation’s health insurers Tuesday when the Supreme Court hears another Affordable Care Act case. For the...

Analysis: Choosing A Plan From The Impossible Health Care Maze

In this highly partisan political moment, there’s one issue that nearly every American can agree on: Our health care system is a mess and...

‘An Arm And A Leg’: How Much For Stitches In The ER? Hard To...

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. Sarah Macsalka had heard the stories about how expensive an emergency room visit can be, even for...

Anthem Blue Cross Gets Flagged And Fined More Than Other Insurers

One of California’s largest health insurance plans has distinguished itself, and not in a good way. The state Department of Managed Health Care hit Anthem...
Kaiser Health News

Candidates Are Betting Big On Health. Is That What Voters Really Want?

KHN's chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner, who has covered health care for more than 30 years, offers insight and analysis of policies and politics...

‘An Arm And A Leg’: A La ‘Hamilton,’ Revue Takes On History Of Health...

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Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. About This Podcast Health care — and how much it costs — is scary. But you’re not alone...

Last-Minute Loophole Could Undermine Texas Law Against Surprise Medical Bills

Drew Calver (center) of Austin, Texas, received a surprise bill of more than $100,000 after a heart attack. His story and others liked...

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