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Lost On The Frontline

'It Doesn't Feel Worth It': Covid Is Pushing New York's EMTs to the Brink

Struggling with low pay and high stress, New York paramedics and EMTs are reaching a breaking point.

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Lessons From California Prison Where Covid ‘Spread Like Wildfire’

One California county is home to the two worst clusters of covid in prisons in the country. Ninety-four percent of Avenal State Prison’s inmates contracted the virus. Physical distancing has proved impossible in a facility housing 50% more people than it should.


Lost on the Frontline: New This Week

As of Wednesday, the ongoing KHN-Guardian project is investigating 3,470 deaths of U.S. health workers in the fight against covid-19. Today we add six profiles, including a doting grandmother who handled nursing home laundry and an EMT who was the first to volunteer for everything. Our interactive database investigates the question: Did they have to die?

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'It’s a Minefield': Biden Health Pick Must Tread Carefully on Abortion and Family Planning

President Biden vowed to reverse reproductive health restrictions enacted by President Trump. His pick to run HHS, Xavier Becerra, fought the Trump efforts but must now navigate a difficult legal and political landscape.

KHN & PolitiFact HealthCheck

DeSantis Advances Questionable Link Between Lockdowns and Despair

Experts agreed there’s no definitive evidence to back up the Florida governor’s assertion.

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Read our latest coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.

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The ACA Marketplace Is Open Again for Insurance Sign-Ups

Here’s what you need to know.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

Gene Screenings Hold Disease Clues

But unexplained anomalies often raise fears.

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Photo Essay

Dispelling vaccine misinformation and myths in California's breadbasket.

Bill Of The Month

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

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.


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

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New Single-Payer Bill Intensifies Newsom’s Political Peril

With the introduction of a single-payer bill Friday, a group of California Democratic lawmakers set the terms of the health care debate in the Capitol this year. The move puts Gov. Gavin Newsom in a delicate political position, threatening to alienate voters as he faces a likely recall election.

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‘Overlapping Issues?’

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