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Underfunded And Under Threat

Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources necessary to confront the worst health crisis in a century.


Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear. Some Still Died.

As health workers were dying of COVID-19, federal work-safety officials filed just one citation against an employer and rapidly closed complaints about protective gear.


Packed Bars Serve Up New Rounds Of COVID Contagion

State officials are pointing to reopened bars as a cause of local spikes in coronavirus cases. Bars are tailor-made for the spread of the virus, with a cacophony of conversations that require raised voices and alcohol, which can impede judgment.

In The Line Of Fire

Fractured Skulls, Lost Eyes: Police Often Break Own Rules Using 'Rubber Bullets'

Around the country, police responded to protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death by shooting “less lethal” projectiles, which can seriously hurt and kill. In a joint investigation, KHN and USA TODAY found some officers appear to have violated their department’s own rules when they fired.

‘Just Make It Home’: The Unwritten Rules Blacks Learn To Navigate Racism In America

Darnell Hill, a mental health caseworker, is teaching black teens in St. Louis how to safely walk through the park, run to the store or handle an encounter with the police. Beyond tangible skills, he offers comfort and a semblance of control to those for whom birding, running or walking down the street hold the risk of racial violence.

Special Coverage


Read our latest coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.

Underfunded And Under Threat

Underfunded And Under Threat

Hollowed-out public health system faces more cuts amid virus.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

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.

Bill Of The Month

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

'Just Make It Home'

The unwritten rules Black people learn to navigate racism in America.


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

Campaign Contributions Tracker

Pharma Cash To Congress

A KHN database tracks campaign donations from drugmakers over the past 10 years.

In The Line Of Fire

Fractured Skulls, Lost Eyes

Police often break own rules using 'rubber bullets.'

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