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Sen. Alexander Releases Bipartisan Plan To Lower Health Costs, End Surprise Bills

The Republican’s legislation, prepared with Sen. Patty Murray, the ranking Democrat on Alexander’s health committee, would be an ambitious lift because it also deals with prescription drug patents, health transparency and vaccine messaging.

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Is ‘Medicare For All’ Losing Steam?

Joanne Kenen of Politico, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss the latest Democratic efforts to push “Medicare for All” in the U.S. House. They also review new initiatives to raise the federal minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 and new lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s actions on reproductive health. Also, for extra credit, the panelists suggest their favorite health policy stories of the week they think you should read, too.

Heat And Violence Pose Twin Threats For Asylum-Seekers Waiting At Border

For Central American migrants who follow U.S. government rules for pursuing asylum, conditions on the Mexican side of the border are sweltering, filled with anxiety and illness. Few people have a clear timetable for when it will get any better.


Coming Soon: 'An Arm And A Leg' Season Two

Health care — and how much it costs — is scary. But you’re not alone with this stuff, and knowledge is power. "An Arm and a Leg" is a podcast about all these issues, and its second season, co-produced by Kaiser Health News, starts on June 4.

Are Surprises Ahead For Legislation To Curb Surprise Medical Bills?

This high-profile issue has gained bipartisan attention, but it remains unclear if that’s enough to move it to the finish line. Here’s a review of the current state of play.

Special Coverage

'Living Their Values'

A palliative care power couple faces cancer at home.

No Mercy

No Mercy

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

Botched Operation

Death By 1,000 Clicks

Where electronic health records went wrong.

Diabetic Amputations

A ‘shameful metric’ of inadequate care.


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

Lethal Plans

When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

Tainted Drugs

Tainted Drugs

When medicine makes patients sicker.

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.

Weekly Podcast

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Is ‘Medicare For All’ Losing Steam?

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‘What Is…Stress?’

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