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Pfizer Settles Kickback Case Related To Copay Assistance For $24M

The drugmaker agreed to a settlement with the Justice Department over allegations that it funneled copay assistance money through a foundation to Medicare patients.

Navigating Aging

Dodging Dementia: More Of Us Get At Least A Dozen Good, Happy Years After 65

With longer lives and lower rates of dementia, most seniors are enjoying more years of life with good cognition — a welcome trend.

Drugmakers Blamed For Blocking Generics Have Jacked Up Prices And Cost U.S. Billions

The Trump administration is shaming brand-name drugmakers who refuse to sell samples so generics can be made from their products.

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Campaign Promises Kept, Plus 'Nerd Reports'

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Sarah Kliff of Vox and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss a proposed administration regulation that seeks to separate Planned Parenthood from federal family planning funds, the final congressional passage of legislation aimed at helping those with terminal illnesses obtain experimental medications, and new government reports on the uninsured and federal health spending. Also, Rovner interviews KHN’s Liz Szabo about the May “Bill of the Month.”

'Time's Up': Covered California Takes Aim At Hospital C-Section Rates

Starting in less than two years, if state hospitals haven't met targets for safety and quality, they'll risk being excluded from the "in-network" designation of health plans sold on the state's insurance exchange.

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Special Coverage

Bill Of The Month

This investigation by Kaiser Health News and NPR dissects and explains your medical bills every month in order to shed light on U.S. health care prices and to help patients learn how to be more active in managing costs.

Pre$cription for Power

Patient Advocacy Groups Take In Millions From Drugmakers. Is There A Payback?

Kaiser Health News launches “Pre$cription for Power,” a groundbreaking database to expose Big Pharma’s ties to patient groups.

Treating The Tiniest Opioid Patients

Treating The Tiniest Opioid Patients

For the babies of the opioid crisis, the best care may be mom’s recovery.

Is Your Hospital On The List?

Medicare is penalizing these 751 hospitals for patient injuries.

When Credit Scores Become Casualties Of Health Care

The complexity of health insurance coverage rules, along with market trends that leave consumers open to more out-of-pocket costs, lead to mounting medical debt for consumers.

Simple surgeries. Tragic results.

Simple Surgeries, Tragic Results

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

Investigation

Liquid Gold

Pain doctors soak up profits by screening urine for drugs.

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.

Neglect Unchecked

Neglect Unchecked

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

Weekly Podcast

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Campaign Promises Kept, Plus ‘Nerd Reports’

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‘Gentle Indifference?’

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