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'Free' Screening? Know Your Rights to Get No-Cost Care

Even a decade in, the Affordable Care Act’s recommendations to simply cover preventive screening and care without cost sharing remain confusing and complex.

‘My Body, My Choice’: How Vaccine Foes Co-Opted the Abortion Rallying Cry

Anti-vaccine advocates discovered a catchy, succinct, and potent slogan. Its unlikely source: the abortion rights movement.

Widely Used Hospital Gowns Show Signs of Exposing Workers to Infection

Isolation gowns are supposed to protect health care workers from splattered bodily fluids. But new studies suggest that too much liquid seeps through some disposable gowns, creating a risk of infection.

How Pfizer Won the Pandemic, Reaping Outsize Profit and Influence

The drugmaker has the best-selling vaccine to prevent covid and the most effective drug to treat it. Its success has overshadowed the government’s covid-fighting strategy.

Crowdsourced Data on Overdoses Pinpoints Where to Help

University of Texas researchers are testing a program that would allow harm reduction groups to crowdsource data on fatal and nonfatal drug overdoses statewide. While the data relies on word of mouth, they say, it is more comprehensive than anything that exists now and can be used immediately to prevent overdoses.

Special Coverage

Bill of the Month

This investigation by KHN and NPR dissects and explains your medical bills every month.

American Diagnosis

“American Diagnosis” is a conversation about some of the biggest public health challenges across the U.S., from teen mental health to opioids and gun violence. This podcast highlights the voices of experts and people working for the health of their communities.


Read our coverage of abortion following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.


Read our latest coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.

What You Need to Know About Monkeypox

For now, monkeypox poses a low risk to the U.S. public, but it could become a problem if the spread is left unchecked. Here’s what everyone should know about it.

Diagnosis: Debt

Diagnosis: Debt

How to get rid of medical debt — or avoid it in the first place.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is it being penalized by Medicare?

Which of Trump’s Health Policies Will Biden Reverse?


Patients for Profit

When Private Equity Comes for Rural Hospitals

Noble Health swept into two small Missouri towns promising to save their hospitals. Within two years — after taking millions in federal covid relief and big administrative fees — it locked the doors.

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: A World Without ‘Roe’

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‘All Smiles?’

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