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Why It’s So Hard To Predict How Much Funding 9/11 First Responders Need

Eighteen years ago, most first responders were not thinking about their future health when they spent hours searching “The Pile” for the remains of terror victims. Today, their illnesses are a slow-moving epidemiological nightmare that has been as difficult for scientists to study as it has been easy for politicians to overlook.

Dream Of Retiring Abroad? The Reality: Medicare Doesn’t Travel Well

More than 400,000 U.S. workers have retired in foreign countries and their ranks are rising. But Medicare doesn’t cover most expenses overseas, so these expats will need to confront the cost of finding alternative insurance.

Liquid Gold

Federal Suit Alleges ‘Staggering’ Urine Drug Testing Fraud At Tennessee Pain Clinics

Tennessee company’s Medicare billings for urine tests were examined by Kaiser Health News in 2017.

Missouri Firm With Silicon Valley Ties Faces Medicare Billing Scrutiny

Amid an overall crackdown on private insurers’ Medicare billing practices, a new government audit and a whistleblower suit allege St. Louis-based Essence Group Holdings Corp.'s Medicare Advantage plans overcharged taxpayers.

Child Drowning Rates Drop As Communities Adopt Stricter Building Codes

Children are far less likely to drown than they were in the 1980s, in California and across the nation. Experts say state and local laws that require more fencing and security features around family swimming pools have made a difference and should be expanded nationwide.

Special Coverage

Calls Grow For Medicare To Cover Anti-Rejection Drugs After Kidney Transplant

Banking on new cost estimates, a bipartisan coalition in Congress is poised to try — once again — to end a three-year limit on coverage for lifesaving medication required to keep the organs functioning.

No Mercy

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

Investigation

Opioid Prescribing

Even as the CDC issued warnings, surgeons handed out many times the number of opioid pills needed for post-op pain.

Navigating Aging

Navigating Aging

Common medications can masquerade as dementia in seniors.

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.

How Black Pharmacists Are Closing The Cultural Gap In Health Care

Independent black-owned pharmacies fill a void for African American patients looking for care that’s sensitive to their heritage, beliefs and values.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

Botched Operation

Death By 1,000 Clicks

Where electronic health records went wrong.

As Temperatures Climb, A New Push To Keep Workers Safe

Proposed federal legislation, modeled on California regulations, would create the first national standards for protecting workers from heat-related stress.

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Biden Doubles Down On Obamacare

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‘Entomologist’s Opinion?’

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