Dr. Christian Ramers speaking with a colleague

(Family Health Centers of San Diego)

COVID-19

Patient, Beware: Some States Still Pushing Ineffective Covid Antibody Treatments

The top 12 states using antibody therapies produced by Regeneron and Lilly — which research shows don’t work against the omicron variant — include several Southern states with some of the nation’s lowest vaccination rates, but also California, which ranks among the top 20 for fully vaccinated residents.

One Year In, How Much of Trump’s Health Agenda Has Biden Undone?

In his campaign, President Joe Biden promised to undo policies, particularly health policies, implemented by former President Donald Trump. Yet, despite immense executive power, reversing four years of action takes time and resources.

HealthBent

Fast-Tracked Ruling on Abortion Won’t Wait for ‘Hearts and Minds’ to Change

Public opinion remains bitterly divided on the issue as a Supreme Court decision is imminent that could overturn or dramatically undercut Roe v. Wade.

State Laws Aim to Regulate 'Troubled Teen Industry,' but Loopholes Remain

Without a federal law governing private, for-profit residential programs for children with behavioral problems, regulation has been left to the states. But even in states that have sought to increase oversight, deaths and controversial tactics such as seclusion still happen.

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COVID-19

Biden Administration’s Rapid-Test Rollout Doesn’t Easily Reach Those Who Need It Most

Two rapid-testing initiatives the Biden administration released in the past week are inaccessible to some residents of multifamily housing, people who don’t speak English well, or those without internet access.

Special Coverage

President Richard Nixon signs the National Cancer Act on December 23, 1971.

The War on Cancer at 50

The origin story begins with a socialite citizen-lobbyist.

California Ballot Will Be Heavy on Health Care

When Californians go to the polls later in the Nov. 8 general election, they will confront contentious health care choices.

COVID-19

Read our latest coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is it being penalized by Medicare?

Bill of the Month

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

The Last Drugstore

How pharmacy closures impact underserved communities.

The Spinal Tap

How orthopedic surgeons have raked in billions through ties to medical device companies via consulting deals, royalties or ownership stakes, while patients’ injuries mount.

Which of Trump’s Health Policies Will Biden Reverse?

 

Still Cashing In

In December 2020, Congress voted to ban “surprise medical bills,” which can devastate patients and their families. But that ban won’t happen until 2022, and a variety of health care providers are still cashing in.

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Roe v. Wade’s (Possibly Last) Anniversary

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‘Do the Covid-Pokey’

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