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For One Father And Son In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria's Cloud Has Not Lifted

The deadly storm turned a health challenge into a full-blown medical crisis for one young man with unconfirmed multiple sclerosis. And still he waits to see a neurologist.

The Dream Among 'Dreamers' To Become A Doctor Now ‘At The Mercy’ Of Courts

In September, the Trump administration announced its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, setting off an ongoing political and legal battle that could doom the dreams of immigrant doctors in training.

Poll: Americans Aghast Over Drug Costs But Aren’t Holding Their Breath For A Fix

Almost three-quarters of Americans think the pharmaceutical industry has too much power in the nation’s capital, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Medicaid Nation

States Extend Medicaid For Birth Control, Cutting Costs — And Future Enrollment

Medicaid family planning programs reduce unplanned births, but some are caught in disputes over federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

Graphic: Opioid Painkiller Is Top Prescription In 11 States

Though opioid prescriptions appear to be on the decline, Vicodin and Norco remain popular, especially in the South. In more than half of states, Synthroid — a drug to treat hypothyroidism — came in at No. 1.

Special Coverage

Simple surgeries. Tragic results.

Simple Surgeries, Tragic Results

As surgery centers boom, patients are paying with their lives.

Medicaid Nation

Rural America’s Financial Midwife

Medicaid payments allow struggling hospitals to maintain vital costly services such as maternity care.


Liquid Gold

Pain doctors soak up profits by screening urine for drugs.

Is Your Hospital On The List?

Medicare is penalizing these 751 hospitals for patient injuries.

Bill Of The Month

Bill Of The Month

Pain hits after surgery when a doctor's daughter is stunned by a $17,850 urine test.

Neglect Unchecked

Neglect Unchecked

Infection lapses are rampant in nursing homes but punishment is rare, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis.

Navigating Aging

Judith Graham's column focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care.

Meet The Medicaid Nation

Those relying on the federal government’s safety net are grandmothers, the kid next door, your supermarket cashier — maybe even you.


Baltimore's Other Divide

Months of reporting and rich hospital data portray life in the worst asthma hot spot in one of the worst asthma cities: Baltimore.

Weekly Podcast

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Rocky Road Ahead In Congress For Insurance Market Bills

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‘Candy Coat?’

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