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Five Years Later, HIV-Hit Town Rebounds. But The Nation Is Slow To Heed Lessons.

In February 2015, an unprecedented HIV outbreak fueled by intravenous drug use hit the small city of Austin, Indiana. Under pressure, then-Gov. Mike Pence reluctantly allowed a syringe exchange. Five years later, HIV is undetectable in most of the outbreak patients. Still, the lessons haven’t been learned nationwide. Fewer than a third of the 220 counties deemed by the federal government as vulnerable to similar outbreaks have active syringe-exchange programs.

School Districts Grapple With Quarantines, Face Masks And Fear

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, school districts, especially those with large Chinese student populations, are in uncharted territory as they apply new federal travel rules to their students. Some also are weighing requests from parents that are more about fear than science, such as whether to allow students with no travel history to stay home from school.

Analysis: Who Profits From Steep Medical Bills? The People Tasked With Fixing Them.

Surprise bills are just the latest weapons in a decades-long war among health care industry players over who gets to keep the fortunes generated each year from patient illness: $3.6 trillion in 2018. The practice is an outrage, yet no one in the health care sector wants to unilaterally make the type of big concessions that would change things.

Ink Rx? Welcome To The Camouflaged World Of Paramedical Tattoos

Doctors specialize in the science of healing, but tattoo artist Eric Catalano specializes in the art of it. The single father of three does up to eight reconstructive medical tattoos for free each “Wellness Wednesday” in his small Illinois shop, drawing in nails on finger amputees, mocking up belly buttons after tummy tucks and fleshing out lips on a woman mauled by a dog.

Surge In Enrollment As Californians Avoid Penalty, Receive State Aid

Although a new state tax penalty and state financial aid motivated people to sign up for health insurance this year, Covered California is reopening enrollment for those who said they weren’t aware of them.

Special Coverage

Wasted Kidneys

How Lifesaving Organs For Transplant Go Missing In Transit

Scores of organs — mostly kidneys — are trashed each year and many more become critically delayed while being shipped on commercial airliners, a new investigation finds.

Photo Essay

'Memory Cafes'

Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers find connections and comfort at the local cafe.

When Your Doctor Is Also A Lobbyist

Inside the war over surprise medical bills.

Navigating Aging

Navigating Aging

What to do if your home health care agency ditches you.

Beyond Burnout

Doctors decry "moral injury" from financial pressures of health care.

Prior Authorization

Insurers often require preapproval for procedures, drugs and tests, but that doesn't guarantee they’ll pay.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

Bill Of The Month

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

Terminally Ill, He Wanted Aid-In-Dying

His Catholic hospital said no.

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Live from D.C. With Rep. Donna Shalala

Daily Cartoon

‘Virus Catcher?’

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