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Peak Health Plan Premiums Give Rise To Activism — And Unconventional Solutions

For people who buy their health coverage rather than get it from the government or through work, Charlottesville, Va., has claimed the title of having the country’s highest health insurance costs, and its residents are fighting back.

California Lawmakers Seek Reparations For People Sterilized By The State

More than 20,000 Californians were sterilized at state homes and hospitals from 1909 to 1979, most of them women, people with disabilities and immigrants. Now, a state lawmaker wants to provide reparations to the roughly 800 living survivors, many of whom never consented to the procedures or did so under pressure.

4 New Ways You Can Avoid Fines For Not Having Health Insurance

Among changes by the Trump administration, new rules protect consumers living in areas with only one marketplace plan as well as those who oppose abortion and can’t find a plan that doesn’t cover the procedure.

Choice Of Bay Area For AIDS Conference Exposes Tension Among Activists

Numerous advocacy groups oppose the recent decision to hold the 2020 International AIDS conference in San Francisco and Oakland, and some argue it shouldn’t be in the U.S. at all. Those who support the decision say the predominantly liberal politics of the region make it an ideal venue for sending a message about the Trump administration’s perceived retreat from leadership on AIDS.

Texas Disability Groups Want A Voice At The Table In Gun Debate

A disability rights groups in Texas wants to make sure people who've been disabled by gun violence in Texas get a chance to talk to lawmakers.

Special Coverage

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.

Pre$cription For Power

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Investigation

Liquid Gold

Pain doctors soak up profits by screening urine for drugs.

Is Your Hospital On The List?

Medicare is penalizing these 751 hospitals for patient injuries.

Simple surgeries. Tragic results.

Simple Surgeries, Tragic Results

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

Medicaid Nation

Rural America’s Financial Midwife

Medicaid payments allow struggling hospitals to maintain vital costly services such as maternity care.

Navigating Aging

Judith Graham's column focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care.

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?’ Nothing In Health Care Ever Goes Away

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