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For Medically Vulnerable Families, Inflation’s Squeeze Is Inescapable

Inflation hasn’t hit Americans like this in decades. And families living with chronic diseases have little choice but to pay more for the medicine, supplies, and food they need to stay healthy.

Postcard From Santa Fe, Texas

‘Still a Lot of Pain’: Four Years After Mass Shooting, Texas Community Grapples With Fallout

Santa Fe, Texas, was a mental health care desert until a 17-year-old gunman killed 10 people at the local high school in 2018. Now the city, which sits between Houston and Galveston, has a resiliency center, where anyone affected by the shooting can get free counseling. But even with an influx of mental health care, the community struggles with the aftermath.

Community Health Centers’ Big Profits Raise Questions About Federal Oversight

Nonprofit federally funded health centers are a linchpin in the nation’s health care safety net because they treat the medically underserved. The average profit margins is 5%, but some have recorded margins of 20% or more in three of the past four years.

Postcard From Tennessee and Virginia

Abortion Is Just the Latest Dividing Line Between the Twin Cities of Bristol and Bristol

The community of Bristol straddles the border between two states with very different abortion laws. Tennessee prohibits most abortions at about six weeks and will soon ban them nearly outright. Virginia allows them at least through the second trimester. To maintain abortion access in the area, staff at a clinic on the Tennessee side of the state line are helping open a clinic about a mile down the road on the Virginia side.

KHN On Air

Journalists Scrutinize Retail Giants' Push Into Health Care and Government's HIV Surveillance

KHN and California Healthline staff made the rounds on national and local media this week to discuss their stories. Here’s a collection of their appearances.

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?’: A Big Week for Biden

Daily Cartoon

Almost Dead.

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