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The Making of Reluctant Activists: A Police Shooting in a Hospital Forces One Family to Rethink American Justice

In 2015, Houston police officers stepped into Alan Pean’s hospital room, closed the door and shot him through the chest. Nearly six years later, his survival has brought the Pean family a wrenching legacy and conflicted sense of purpose.

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What Does Approval of the Pfizer Vaccine for Teens and Preteens Mean for My Child?

The federal government has extended the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to preteens and young adolescents, adding nearly 17 million more Americans to the pool of those eligible to be immunized against covid-19.


Latinos Are the Most Eager to Get Vaccinated, Survey Shows — But Face Obstacles

A new survey shows that unvaccinated Hispanics are almost twice as likely as unvaccinated Blacks or whites to want a covid vaccination. But many still face a variety of access problems, ranging from fear to time squeeze.

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Listen: Exploring Controversial Efforts to Waive Drugmakers’ Vaccine Patent Rights

KHN's Julie Rovner joins The Atlantic's “Social Distance” podcast, hosted by Dr. James Hamblin and Maeve Higgins, to talk about President Joe Biden's support for an initiative to waive patent protection for covid vaccines and the politics of drug policy in the United States.


KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Drug Price Effort Hits a Snag

Democratic leaders in Congress have vowed to pass legislation to address high prescription drug prices this year, but some moderates in their own party appear to be balking. Meanwhile, younger teens are now eligible for a covid-19 vaccine and the Biden administration reinstated anti-discrimination policy for LGBTQ people in health care. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet and Rachel Cohrs of Stat join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more.

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The Making of Reluctant Activists

A police shooting in a hospital forces one family to rethink American justice.

Bill Of The Month

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

In Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, Millions Face Long Drives to Stroke Care


'I Just Feel Like Myself'

A nonbinary child in their own words.

Fundamental Flaws

Addiction Treatment Providers in Pa. Face Little State Scrutiny Despite Harm to Clients

Pennsylvania’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has allowed providers to continue operating despite repeated violations and harm to clients.

Which of Trump’s Health Policies Will Biden Reverse?


Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

‘We’re Coming for You’

For public health officials, a year of threats and menace.

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Drug Price Effort Hits a Snag

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