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Postcard From Tennessee and Virginia

Abortion Is Just the Latest Dividing Line Between the Twin Cities of Bristol and Bristol

The community of Bristol straddles the border between two states with very different abortion laws. Tennessee prohibits most abortions at about six weeks and will soon ban them nearly outright. Virginia allows them at least through the second trimester. To maintain abortion access in the area, staff at a clinic on the Tennessee side of the state line are helping open a clinic about a mile down the road on the Virginia side.

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Watch: How Nursing Homes Put Friends and Families on the Hook for Residents’ Debts

In pursuit of unpaid bills, nursing homes across Rochester, New York, have been suing relatives and friends of their residents. This CBS News report, done in partnership with a KHN-NPR investigation, takes a look at the practice and tells the stories of some of the people affected.

Big Pharma Went All In to Kill Drug Pricing Negotiations

For more than a century, the drug industry has issued dire warnings of plunging innovation whenever regulation reared its head. In general, the threat hasn’t materialized.

Inflation Reduction Act Contains Important Cost-Saving Changes for Many Patients — Maybe for You 

The legislation, which the House is expected to pass Friday, would allow the federal government, for the first time, to negotiate the price of some drugs that Medicare buys. It also would extend the enhanced subsidies for people who buy insurance on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: A Big Week for Biden

Congress is leaving for its annual summer break having accomplished far more than many expected, including, barring unforeseen snags, a bill to address the cost of prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries and extend the enhanced subsidies for insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, the abortion issue continues to roil the nation as Indiana becomes the first state to ban the procedure in almost all cases since the Supreme Court overruled the constitutional right to abortion in June. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet, and Rachel Cohrs of Stat join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more.

Special Coverage

Bill of the Month

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

Diagnosis: Debt

Diagnosis: Debt

Nursing homes are suing the friends and family of residents to collect debts.

COVID-19

Read our latest coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is it being penalized by Medicare?

The US Mental Health Hotline Network Is Expanding

But rural areas still face care shortages.

Patients for Profit

How private equity hijacked health care.

COVID-19

Everything You Need to Know About Paxlovid

Especially, should you take it?

Which of Trump’s Health Policies Will Biden Reverse?

 

Navigating Aging

‘True Cost of Aging’ Index

The Elder Index, developed by researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, shows that nearly 5 million older women living alone, 2 million older men living alone, and more than 2 million older couples have incomes that make them economically insecure.

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: A Big Week for Biden

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‘It Aorta Go There’

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