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Pandemic Swells Medicaid Enrollment to 80 Million People, a 'High-Water Mark'

More than 80 million Americans with low incomes were receiving health coverage through the federal-state program in January. The program now covers nearly 1 in 4 people nationwide.

Supreme Court Declines to Overturn ACA — Again

Justices rule that Republican state officials and individuals did not have standing when they brought a suit arguing that a change in the tax penalty for not having insurance invalidated the historic health care law.

The Spinal Tap

Device Makers Have Funneled Billions to Orthopedic Surgeons Who Use Their Products

Federal officials say that some of the money changing hands has corrupted doctors and endangered patients.

Montana State Capitol building

It’s About to Get Tougher for Transgender People in Montana to Amend Birth Certificates

It will soon take a court order to change one’s gender on a Montana birth certificate. Montana health officials are seeking comment on proposed rules for a law that would affect dozens of people each year.

Close-up of doctor vaccinating African American girl during coronavirus pandemic.

Not All Experts Are Ready to Vaccinate Kids Against Covid

Rare reports of minor heart damage have convinced some scientists that further study is needed before racing to extend covid shots to more children.

Special Coverage

Kidney Experts Say It’s Time to Remove Race From Medical Algorithms

Doing so is complicated.

Covid’s Long Shadow: Mourning in America

Covid's Long Shadow

The ‘grief pandemic’ will torment Americans for years.


Read our latest coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

KHN Impact

Lost on the Frontline

Labor department issues emergency rules to protect health care workers from covid.

Bill Of The Month

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

Which of Trump’s Health Policies Will Biden Reverse?


Data Visualizations

Caring for an Aging Nation

The number of Americans 65 and older is expected to nearly double in the next 40 years. Finding a way to provide and pay for the long-term health services they need won't be easy.

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Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

Boeing tested air purifiers like those widely used in schools. It decided not to use them in planes.

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Our 200th Episode!

Daily Cartoon

‘Add Years to Your Life’

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