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Postcard From Tijuana

‘It’s a Mission’: Volunteers Treat Refugees Massing at the Border

A growing number of Mexican and Central American migrants are trying to cross into the U.S. at the southern border. Volunteers at one free clinic in Tijuana tend to the health needs of migrants waiting for their immigration cases to come up — and simply trying to survive in packed and dangerous encampments.

Nurses and Docs at Long Beach Center ‘Consider It an Honor’ to Care for Migrant Children

Health care workers find it easy to empathize with Central American children after their painful journeys to the U.S.

What It Means When Celebrities Stay Coy About Their Vaccine Status

St. Louis Blues leading scorer David Perron took 10 days to explain he had indeed been vaccinated before he caught covid-19, which knocked him from playing in the NHL playoffs against the Colorado Avalanche. His case and those of other public figures raise questions about the role of celebrity in enticing people to get covid vaccinations.

Montana Tribe Welcomes Back Tourists After Risky Shutdown Pays Off

When the Blackfeet tribe shut down the roads leading to the eastern side of Glacier National Park, businesses worried for their future. But it worked, and with one of the nation’s highest covid vaccination rates, the reservation has reopened to visitors.

The Spinal Tap

Device Makers Have Funneled Billions to Orthopedic Surgeons Who Use Their Products

Federal officials say that some of the money changing hands has corrupted doctors and endangered patients.

Special Coverage

In Alleged Health Care ‘Money Grab,’ Nation’s Largest Hospital Chain Cashes In on Trauma Centers

HCA charges patients an “activation fee” of up to $50,000 for trauma teams at centers located in half its 179 hospitals — and they often don’t need trauma care, an analysis of insurance claims data shows.

The Spinal Tap

Device Makers Have Funneled Billions to Orthopedic Surgeons Who Use Their Products

Federal officials say that some of the money changing hands has corrupted doctors and endangered patients.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

COVID-19

Read our latest coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19

The Hard Realities of a ‘No Jab, No Job’ Mandate for Health Care Workers

Despite a hearts-and-minds campaign and millions spent in incentives, managers struggle to get staffs vaccinated against covid. Some workers have threatened to quit over the pressure to get a shot, which employers can’t afford.

Postcard From Tijuana

‘It’s a Mission’

Volunteers treat refugees massing at the border.

Bill Of The Month

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

Which of Trump’s Health Policies Will Biden Reverse?

 

Kidney Experts Say It’s Time to Remove Race From Medical Algorithms

Doing so is complicated.

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The ACA Lives

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‘Emotional Support Human?’

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