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California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the press at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Newsom spoke about the state's response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.(AP Photo/Randall Benton)

‘Why Do We Always Get Hit First?’ Proposed Budget Cuts Target Vulnerable Californians

Shirley Madden, 83, relies on a caregiver and her two grown daughters to remain living at home — and not in a nursing home. Her...
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Medicaid Providers At The End Of The Line For Federal COVID Funding

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Casa de Salud, a nonprofit clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides primary...

As Lawmakers Reconvene, Not Everyone Agrees On COVID-Only Agenda

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers return to the Capitol this week to begin what they describe...

A Switch To Medicaid Managed Care Worries Some Illinois Foster Families

Rebecca and Bruce Austin in central Illinois have six kids — ranging in age from 4 to 22. Five kids still live at home, and...
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As Coronavirus Spreads, Workers Could Lean On ACA Coverage Protection

April 3, 2020 </p> <p>Concerns about health care during the coronavirus pandemic are raising the profile of the federal Affordable Care Act, which can help those...
In this March 17, 2020 file photo, people wait in line for help with unemployment benefits at the One-Stop Career Center in Las Vegas. A record-high number of people applied for unemployment benefits last week as layoffs engulfed the United States in the face of a near-total economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications for benefits far exceeded the previous record set in 1982. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Medicaid Nearing ‘Eye Of The Storm’ As Newly Unemployed Look For Coverage

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). As the coronavirus roils the economy and throws millions of Americans out of work, Medicaid...
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COVID-19 Bonanza: Stimulus Hands Health Industry Billions Not Directly Related To Pandemic

The coronavirus stimulus package Congress rushed out last week to help the nation’s hospitals and health care networks hands the industry billions of dollars...

The High Cost Of Being Trump’s Enemy

President Donald Trump makes his disdain for California clear, lashing out at the Golden State as a “filthy dirty” and “horrible” outpost cursed by...
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Needy Patients ‘Caught In The Middle’ As Insurance Titan Drops Doctors

BAYONNE, N.J. — For five years, Rasha Salama has taken her two children to Dr. Inas Wassef, a pediatrician a few blocks from her...
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Trump’s Medicaid Chief Labels Medicaid ‘Mediocre.’ Is It?

The Trump administration’s top Medicaid official has been increasingly critical of the entitlement program she has overseen for three years. Seema Verma, administrator of the...
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No Quick Fix: Missouri Finds Managing Pain Without Opioids Isn’t Fast Or Easy

ST. LOUIS — Missouri began offering chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy for Medicaid patients in April, the latest state to try...
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Call For FDA To Withdraw Preterm Birth Drug Divides Doctors and Insurers

Doctors fear that the only drug approved to prevent preterm birth, the nation’s leading cause of infant mortality and disability, will no longer be...
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Trump Takes Credit Where It Isn’t Due

<br /> Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The final debate for Democratic presidential candidates before the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses did...
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Democrats Roll Dice On SCOTUS And The ACA

<br /> Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Democratic state attorneys general are asking the Supreme Court to intervene this term in...

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Happy Friday! A quick programming note: We are closing up shop for Thanksgiving, so I will be leaving you to your turkey and pumpkin...

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: The Health Care Campaign

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Health care continues to be a top issue for Democratic and Democratic-leaning primary voters, according...

Medicaid Tweak Might Offer Means To Improve U.S. Maternal Health

When Madavia Johnson gave birth to Donald Ray Dowless III last year, she was hit by a case of severe postpartum anxiety. She was scared...

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Elections Matter

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Big Democratic wins in the 2019 off-year elections could spell big changes for Medicaid and...

Rural Seasonal Workers Worry About Montana Medicaid’s Work Requirements

People on Medicaid who work rural seasonal jobs in Montana are wondering about the future of their access to health coverage. Montana recently passed...

Return To Sender: A Single Undeliverable Letter Can Mean Losing Medicaid

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Forty-two boxes of returned mail lined a wall of the El Paso County Department of Human Services office on a recent...

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