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Did Your Health Plan Rip Off Medicare?

KHN has released never-before-seen details of federal audits as the government weighs action against dozens of Medicare Advantage plans.

COVID-19

FDA Experts Are Still Puzzled Over Who Should Get Which Covid Shots and When

A single booster seems to prevent death and hospitalization in most people, but protection from the current vaccines wanes within months. FDA experts say they need to know more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to decide the best long-term strategy.

California’s Resolve Questioned After It Grants Medi-Cal Contract Concessions

After the Department of Health Care Services canceled Medi-Cal contract awards under pressure from major insurers, some consumer advocates question the administration’s willpower to improve care in the safety-net program.

Montana Pharmacists May Get More Power to Prescribe

Supporters of a proposed law say it would fill a health provider gap in rural areas, while doctors worry it will give pharmacists power outside the scope of their education.

KHN & PolitiFact HealthCheck

Florida Gov. DeSantis Falsely Claims Bivalent Booster Boosts Chances of Covid Infection

Experts say the Florida governor's conclusion could not be drawn from the study he cited, adding that the research focused on health care workers, who are likelier to be exposed to covid and more likely to be vaccinated. Those findings should not be applied to the general public.

Special Coverage

Bleeding and in Pain, a Pregnant Woman in Louisiana Couldn’t Get Answers

How one Louisiana woman experiencing a miscarriage sought care amid a climate of fear and confusion among doctors fueled by that state’s restrictive abortion law.

Will Your Smartphone Be the Next Doctor’s Office?

Entrepreneurs see smartphones as an opportunity to meet patients where they are. But many app-based diagnostic tools still need clinical validation to get buy-in from health care providers.

Navigating Aging

What Older Americans Need to Know About Taking Paxlovid

Covid-19 continues to hit seniors with disproportionate severity. Experts say Paxlovid is an effective therapy that is being underprescribed for people 65 and older.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is it being penalized by Medicare?

A $30 Million Gift to Build an Addiction Treatment Center. Then Staffers Had to Run It.

The money was a one-time gift for infrastructure, so the clinic is on its own to keep it running.

Bill of the Month

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

Patients for Profit

How private equity hijacked health care.

The Disability Tax

Medical bills remain inaccessible for many blind Americans.

Diagnosis: Debt

A reporting partnership between KHN and NPR exploring the scale, impact, and causes of medical debt in America.

Weekly Podcast

Part I: The State of the Abortion Debate 50 Years After ‘Roe’

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