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Newsom Pins Political Rise on Abortion, Guns, and Health Care

As California Gov. Gavin Newsom claims the role as the national Democratic Party’s political attack dog, he is trolling red-state governors over their positions on guns and abortion. He’s also making a case for himself — with health care front and center.

EPA Action Boosts Grassroots Momentum to Reduce Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

Experts say the EPA’s recent declaration that some PFAS chemicals are unsafe at detectable levels in drinking water signals acceleration in efforts to curb exposure to compounds found in nearly every American’s blood.

KHN & PolitiFact HealthCheck

Rapper Fat Joe Says No One Is Making Sure Hospitals Post Their Prices

A TV and social media ad offers a reason to check on the enforcement of a sweeping rule that requires hospitals to post information about what they charge insurers and cash-paying patients.

After ‘a Lot of Doors Shut in Our Face,’ Crusading Couple Celebrate Passage of Burn Pit Bill

Le Roy and Rosie Torres founded the Burn Pits 360 group that advocated for years for Congress to help veterans suffering from injuries caused by the massive disposal sites on overseas bases. Le Roy came home from Iraq suffering from breathing problems.

Covid Sewage Surveillance Labs Join the Hunt for Monkeypox

Wastewater testing has proved a reliable early alarm bell for covid outbreaks. U.S. researchers are now adapting the approach to track the explosive spread of monkeypox.

Special Coverage

Bill of the Month

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

Diagnosis: Debt

Diagnosis: Debt

Nursing homes are suing the friends and family of residents to collect debts.

COVID-19

Read our latest coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is it being penalized by Medicare?

The US Mental Health Hotline Network Is Expanding

But rural areas still face care shortages.

Patients for Profit

How private equity hijacked health care.

COVID-19

Everything You Need to Know About Paxlovid

Especially, should you take it?

Which of Trump’s Health Policies Will Biden Reverse?

 

Navigating Aging

‘True Cost of Aging’ Index

The Elder Index, developed by researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, shows that nearly 5 million older women living alone, 2 million older men living alone, and more than 2 million older couples have incomes that make them economically insecure.

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Kansas Makes a Statement

Daily Cartoon

‘I Can’t? I Couldn’t?’

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