Lost On The Frontline

A 22-year-old EMT with “a smile that would light up any room.” A nursing assistant who never got to hold her third granddaughter born in April. An ICU nurse who treated some of the first U.S. COVID cases in February. These are some of the people just added to “Lost on the Frontline,” a special series from The Guardian and KHN that profiles health care workers who died of COVID-19.

Underfunded And Under Threat

Ex-West Virginia Health Chief Says Cuts Hurt Virus Response

The former West Virginia public health leader forced out by the governor says decades-old computer systems and cuts to staff over a period of years had made a challenging job even harder during a once-in-a-century pandemic.

The Friday Breeze

Must-Reads Of The Week

KHN executive editor Damon Darlin wades through mounds of health care policy stories — so you don’t have to.

Colorado, Like Other States, Trims Health Programs Amid Health Crisis

Across the country, the recession has cut state revenues at the same time the COVID-19 pandemic has increased costs, forcing state lawmakers into painful decisions about how to balance their budgets. Health care is one of the targets even in the midst of a health care crisis.


As COVID Testing Soars, Wait Times For Results Jump To A Week — Or More

The delays can be excruciating, with some extreme cases running more than 20 days. People getting tested at urgent care centers, community health centers, pharmacies and state-run drive-thru or walk-up sites are often waiting a week or more to find out if they tested positive for the coronavirus.

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.


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


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


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.

'Just Make It Home'

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

Bill Of The Month

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

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

In The Line Of Fire

Fractured Skulls, Lost Eyes

Police often break own rules using 'rubber bullets.'

Daily Cartoon

‘Staying Away Vs. Getting Away’

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