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‘Fear Of Falling’: How Hospitals Do Even More Harm By Keeping Patients In Bed

In what experts call an "epidemic of immobility," older hospital patients remain stuck in bed, their movements tracked by loud and ineffective bed alarms, losing muscle mass that's key to their health and daily functioning.

KHN Impact

Sen. Grassley Questions UVA Health On Findings From KHN Investigation

A letter from the Senate Finance Committee Chairman questions the University of Virginia Health System about its financial assistance policies, billing practices and its prices.

Podcast

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Democrats Do Drugs (Prices)

House Democrats start legislative work on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s prescription drug pricing bill; health is again a featured player in the Democratic presidential candidate debate; and courts around the country hold up President Donald Trump’s health agenda. This week, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Tami Luhby of CNN, and Joanne Kenen of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Plus, for “extra credit,” the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week.

Asking Never Hurts

California To Provide Financial Boost To Help Buy Health Coverage

Come Jan. 1, California will be the first state to offer financial aid to middle-class people who make too much money to qualify for federal Obamacare tax credits. And Californians will once again owe a penalty if they are uninsured.

KHN & PolitiFact HealthCheck

Health Care Stayed Front And Center At Democratic Debate

The topic, which polls show is top of mind among voters, kept returning throughout the fourth debate of Democratic presidential candidates.

Special Coverage

Bill Of The Month

This investigation by KHN and NPR dissects and explains your medical bills every month in order to shed light on U.S. health care prices and to help patients learn how to be more active in managing costs.

Explainer Video

Defining the debate on health care coverage.

Investigation

‘UVA Has Ruined Us’

Health system sues thousands of patients, seizing paychecks and claiming homes

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

Cosmetic Surgery

And the secret world of Instagram Dolls

Want To Reduce Suicides?

Follow the data to medical offices, motels and even animal shelters.

‘We Vape, We Vote’

How vaping crackdowns are politicizing vapers.

Campaign Contributions Tracker

Pharma Cash To Congress

The KHN database tracks campaign donations from drugmakers over the past 10 years.

No Mercy

Dealing with hospital closure, pioneer Kansas town asks: What comes next?

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Democrats Do Drugs (Prices)

Daily Cartoon

‘A Shoe Full Of Children?’

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