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Judges Try To Balance Legal Rights And Courtroom Health

It’s tough getting people to report for jury duty in normal times. It’s even harder during a pandemic. The kidnapping and rape trial of Kenneth...

Health Insurers Prosper As COVID-19 Deflates Demand For Elective Treatments

As doctors and consumers are forced to put most nonemergency procedures on hold, many health insurers foresee strong profits. So why is the industry looking...
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Obama: GOP’s Stance On Preexisting Conditions Off-Base, Especially During Pandemic

Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News Endorsing his former vice president, Joe Biden, to win the White House, former President Barack Obama sought to contrast the...
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop at the Mount Pleasant Lodge, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden’s Incremental Medicare Play For Bernie’s Backers

In one of his first proposals since becoming the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden is wading back into the roiling waters of health...
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Hoping That Insurance Expansion Will Help Tamp Outbreak, 9 States Reopen Marketplaces

At least nine states are offering their uninsured residents another opportunity to sign up for a health plan this year as they seek new...
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Sebelius, Looking Back At ACA, Says The Country’s Never ‘Seen This Kind Of Battle’

Kathleen Sebelius, who served as secretary of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama, helped lead the administration’s negotiations with Congress over the...

Failure To Communicate: The Debate On ACA Rages On 10 Years After Passage

U.S. President Barack Obama is applauded after signing the Affordable Health Care for America Act during a ceremony with fellow Democrats in...
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Colorado Forges Ahead On A New Model For Health Care While Nation Waits

DENVER — With the nation’s capital mired in gridlock and the Affordable Care Act facing a dire legal challenge, the prospects of lowering health...
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)

Past As Prologue: Questioning Buttigieg’s Claim About Keeping Your Health Care

As the Democratic presidential campaign moves to the battleground of South Carolina this weekend, candidate Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana,...
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Congressional Candidates Go Head-To-Head On Health Care — Again

The California Democrats who fought to flip Republican congressional seats in 2018 used health care as their crowbar. The Republicans had just voted to...
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‘Troubling’ Audit Reveals California State Failure to Test Millions of Babies for Toxic Lead

By Elizabeth Aguilera, CalMatters Millions of California toddlers who should have been tested for lead exposure have not received...
In this Dec. 9, 2002, file photo, a security guard patrols near the main entrance of Alvarado Hospital, in San Diego, which is owned by Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Tenet Healthcare Corporation and its Southern California hospital Desert Regional Medical Center will pay $1.41 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly charged Medicare for implanting unnecessary cardiac monitors in patients, federal prosecutors said Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Fred Greaves, File)

Tenet Healthcare To Pay $1.4M To Settle Cardiac Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tenet Healthcare Corporation and its Southern California hospital Desert Regional Medical Center will pay $1.41 million to resolve...
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

In Fierce Debate, Democratic Candidates Expand Health Agenda Arguments

Democratic presidential candidates faced off on the debate stage for the eighth time this campaign season. Meeting in Manchester, N.H., they returned to now...
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Women Shouldn’t Get A Bill For An IUD … But Sometimes They Do

After a few months on daily contraceptive pills, Erica M. wanted something more reliable. She wanted an intrauterine device, a form of long-acting reversible...
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To Boost Bottom Lines, Single-Payer May Be Just What These Restaurateurs Ordered

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Last winter, James Mark was a 2018 James Beard Award finalist. A few months later, both GQ and Bon Appétit ranked...
In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch. Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton delivered his State of the Union address before a nation transfixed by his impeachment. He didn’t use the I-word once. President Donald Trump is far from the first president to deliver a State of the Union address in a time of turmoil. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Fact-Checking President Trump’s State Of The Union

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. President Donald Trump had a lot to say about health care in his State of...

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Happy Friday! Is anyone still having an existential crisis over the now-viral tweet about what kind of inner monologue you have? And the fact...
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5 Things To Know About Trump’s Medicaid Block Grant Plan

The Trump administration unveiled a plan Thursday that would dramatically revamp Medicaid by allowing states to opt out of part of the current federal...
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Muscatine, Iowa. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

A Guide To Following The Health Debate In The 2020 Elections

Health has been a top issue in the presidential campaign during the past year: Not only do the Democratic candidates disagree with President Donald...
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Trump’s Latest Health Care Challenge: Gaining Voters’ Trust

Far more Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s handling of several high-profile health care issues than give him positive marks, underscoring the challenge the...
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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Happy Friday! Where yours truly is a little in awe and a little dazed at the idea of China in the span of six...
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Kaiser Health News Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Happy Friday! In things I’ve learned today that I can’t stop thinking about: We apparently carry fat in our tongues? And you can lose...
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Democrats Press High Court To Make Call On ACA. How It Could Play Out...

You’re forgiven if in the holiday rush you missed the news last month that a federal appeals court in New Orleans once again put...

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Legislate-A-Palooza

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The House overwhelmingly passed a 2020 National Defense Authorization that included a provision that would...

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: How’s That Open Enrollment Going?

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Open enrollment for 2020 health coverage under the Affordable Care Act is halfway over. So...

California’s Working Mothers Get Stronger Support For Workplace Lactation

Katie Woody’s firstborn, Oliver, struggled from birth to latch onto her breast, so she had little choice but to pump her milk and feed...

The Startlingly High Cost Of The ‘Free’ Flu Shot

In the Byzantine world of health care pricing, most people wouldn’t expect that the ubiquitous flu shot could be a prime example of how...

Listen: Focusing On Health Care Politics

November 13, 2019 Julie Rovner, the chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, was on the air Tuesday discussing current health politics and marketplace enrollment...

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