Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Baylor College of Medicine

Lost on the Frontline

'Is This When I Drop Dead?' Two Doctors Report From the COVID Front Lines

Two emergency room doctors, one in New York and the other in Houston, discuss their cities’ coronavirus outbreaks — and responses.


Back to Life: COVID Lung Transplant Survivor Tells Her Story

The first known coronavirus patient in the U.S. to undergo a double lung transplant is now strong enough to share the story of her ordeal.


COVID Data Failures Create Pressure for Public Health System Overhaul

Poor information-sharing between hospitals and public health agencies has hurt the response to the pandemic. Some health care systems and IT companies are making inroads, but an overhaul would cost billions.

Back to the Future: Trump’s History of Promising a Health Plan That Never Comes

Even before he was elected, the president talked about a plan that would be released soon. Now he is saying the end of August.


KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Kamala Harris on Health

The Democratic presidential ticket is complete, with Joe Biden’s selection of California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. Health has not been a major issue for Harris, whose career priority has been the criminal justice system. But expect Republicans to pounce on her on-again, off-again support for “Medicare for All.” Meanwhile, with Congress still in a stalemate over another round of COVID-19 relief, President Donald Trump is trying to use his executive power to do what lawmakers have not — with mixed success. Kimberly Leonard of Business Insider, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Mary Agnes Carey of KHN join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this and more. Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week they think you should read, too.

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Lost On The Frontline

A collaboration between The Guardian and KHN that aims to document the lives of health care workers in the U.S. who die from COVID-19.

In The Line Of Fire

In The Line Of Fire

Less-lethal weapons blind, maim and kill. Victims say enough is enough.

Lost On The Frontline

Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear. Some Still Died.



Without Federal Protections, Farm Workers Risk Coronavirus Infection to Harvest Crops

Skeptics say the lack of enforceable federal safety standards geared toward the coronavirus allows these employers to prioritize the harvest over worker safety.

Bill Of The Month

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


PolitiFact and KHN team up to truth-squad health care claims made by politicians and policymakers leading up to the 2020 election.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

Underfunded And Under Threat

Hollowed-out public health system faces more cuts amid virus.

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‘Masking Facial Recognition’

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