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FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, women looters carry merchandise from a Union Square Victoria's Secret store in San Francisco during riots. Police say many of the smash-and-grab thefts have been carried out by caravans of well-coordinated criminals that have coincided with or followed protests over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into Floyd's neck. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Social Media Fears About Lack Of Coverage For Protest Injuries May Be Overblown

Thousands of protesters thronged the streets in recent days to express their anger over the killing of an African American man, George Floyd, in...
Kaiser Health News

Democratic Super PAC Uses Familiar Political Play To Hit Trump On Medicare

Priorities USA Action, a Democratic super PAC, announced a new digital and TV ad series criticizing President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Among...

Coronavirus Fuels Explosive Growth In Telehealth ― And Concern About Fraud

On March 17, Medicare chief Seema Verma stepped to the podium at a White House coronavirus briefing and unveiled a “historic action” to promote...
This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twitter is starting Wednesday, March 4, 2020, to test tweets that disappear after 24 hours, although the new feature will initially only be available in Brazil. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Readers And Tweeters Stay At Home And Stay In Touch With KHN

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full...
Money and dollar bills

Pandemic Delays Federal Probe Into Medicare Advantage Health Plans

Federal health officials, citing a need to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, have temporarily halted some efforts to recover hundreds of millions of dollars...

Medicaid en el “ojo de la tormenta” por nuevos desempleados que buscan cobertura

Con más desempleados aplicando para seguro médico, Medicaid podría colapsar A medida que el coronavirus agita la economía y deja a millones de estadounidenses sin...
Medical Law

Federal Judge Rules Medicare Patients Can Challenge ‘Observation Care’ Status

Hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries who have been denied coverage for nursing home stays because their time in the hospital was changed from...

Resurge la telemedicina, por miedo al coronavirus y cambios en los pagos

Lukas Kopacki, quien regresó a casa después que el campus de su universidad cerrara por la pandemia de coronavirus, se había estado sintiendo mal...
Doctor greating patient - Photographer: Vic

Telemedicine Surges, Fueled By Coronavirus Fears And Shift In Payment Rules

Lukas Kopacki, home from college after the coronavirus pandemic closed his campus, was feeling lousy for days with headaches, sore throat and difficulty breathing...
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

And Then There Were Two: Biden, Sanders Debate With Coronavirus On Everyone’s Mind

In the midst of a global health crisis that has disrupted daily life and heightened anxieties for millions of Americans, former Vice President Joe...

Pence Leaves Out Key Details About Health Coverage Of Coronavirus Testing

Amid ongoing concern about the new coronavirus, Vice President Mike Pence sought to assure Americans that their health insurance will cover the tests needed...
A doctor checks the conditions of a patient in Jinyintan Hospital, designated for critical COVID-19 patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. China on Thursday reported 254 new deaths and a spike in virus cases of 15,152, after the hardest-hit province of Hubei applied a new classification system that broadens the scope of diagnoses for the outbreak, which has spread to more than 20 countries. (Chinatopix Via AP)

Coronavirus Stress Test: Many 5-Star Nursing Homes Have Infection-Control Lapses

Long before the novel coronavirus made its surprise appearance, the nation’s nursing homes were struggling to obey basic infection prevention protocols designed to halt...
From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats Sharpen Health Care Attacks As Primaries Heat Up

The ideal began to get real on Tuesday, as seven of the top contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination sparred over the price tag...
Kaiser Health News

U.S. Medical Panel Thinks Twice About Pushing Cognitive Screening For Dementia

A leading group of medical experts on Tuesday declined to endorse cognitive screening for older adults, fueling a debate that has simmered for years. The...
Bernie Sanders & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Would ‘Medicare For All’ Cost More Than U.S. Budget? Biden Says So. Math Says...

During the Feb. 7 Democratic presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden once again questioned the price tag of “Medicare for All,” the single-payer...
Donald Trump - Photographer: Gage Skidmore

Trump On ‘Medicare for All’ And The Costs Of Extending Health Care To Undocumented...

In his 2020 State of the Union address, President Donald Trump attempted to tie a Democratic proposal for health care reform to one of...
Kaiser Health News

What To Do If Your Home Health Care Agency Ditches You

Craig Holly was determined to fight when the home health agency caring for his wife decided to cut off services Jan. 18. The reason he...
Kaiser Health News

Look Up Your Hospital: Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

Under programs set up by the Affordable Care Act, the federal government cuts payments to hospitals that have high rates of readmissions...
Kaiser Health News

An Attack Ad That Claims Michigan Sen. Gary Peters Supports ‘Medicare For All’ Doesn’t...

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), who is running for a second term as Michigan’s junior senator, is the subject of an attack ad that takes...
Hospital - Kaiser Health News

Patients Want A ‘Good Death’ At Home, But Hospice Care Can Badly Strain Families

<br /> “I’m not anti-hospice at all,” said Joy Johnston, who relocated to New Mexico years ago at age 40 to care for her dying...
Air Ambulance - REACH Air Medical

Loopholes Limit New California Law To Guard Against Lofty Air Ambulance Bills

Kathleen Hoechlin lost control as she crested a small jump on her final ski run of the day at California’s Mammoth Mountain two years...
Doctor Stethoscope - Kaiser Health News

Government-Funded Day Care Helps Keep Seniors Out Of Nursing Homes And Hospitals

SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Two mornings a week, a van arrives at the Escondido, Calif., home of Mario Perez and takes him to a...
Doctor Stethoscope - Kaiser Health News

Democrats Debate Whether Medicare for All Is ‘Realistic’

In the end, literally, the candidates returned to health care. The sixth Democratic presidential debate on Thursday is likely to be best remembered for its...
Examination Room - Kaiser Health News

What Would Happen If The ACA Went Away?

Any day now, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans could rule the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. At least it seemed that...
Medical Law

Website Errors Raise Calls For Medicare To Be Flexible With Seniors’ Enrollment

This story can be republished for free (details). Saturday is the deadline for most people with Medicare coverage to sign up for private drug...

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: We Spend HOW MUCH On Health Care?

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Health spending in the U.S. grew to $3.6 trillion in 2018, according to a new...
Joe Biden

Did Joe Biden Overstate Democratic Voters’ Opposition To ‘Medicare For All’?

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When the subject of “Medicare for All” came up during the Democratic debate last week, former Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the majority...

In This Democratic Debate, Health Care Issues Took A Back Seat

Marijuana decriminalization. Paid family leave. And, yes, “Medicare for All.” Democrats strayed a little from arguing the intricacies of single-payer health care during their fifth...

Do 160 Million Americans Really Like Their Health Plans? Kind Of

Articulating his proposal for health care reform, former Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the number of Americans who, he said, were more than perfectly...
Elizabeth Warren

Analysis: Elizabeth Warren Throws Down The Gauntlet

Laying the table for the next Democratic debate, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has issued a plan that explains how she would fund what she...

As Congress Works To Curb Surprise Medical Bills, N.Y.’s Fix Gets Examined

Lobbying campaigns and legislative battles have been underway for months as Congress tries to solve the problem of surprise billing, when patients face often...

Warren’s Plan On ‘Medicare For All’ Could Raise Concerns Among Health Providers

Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News’ chief Washington correspondent, joined host Scott Simon on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” on Saturday to talk about the plan released...

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