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Employers Use Patient Assistance Programs to Offset Their Own Costs

Some insurers and employers are tapping into assistance programs meant for individual patients. The concern: Some costly drugs could be harder for patients to access.

Florida Leaders Misrepresented Research Before Ban on Gender-Affirming Care

The Florida policy backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis relies on one key statistic that many experts question.

Much of the CDC Is Working Remotely. That Could Make Changing the Agency Difficult.

Like many U.S. workplaces, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went remote during the pandemic. Most of the agency’s staff members haven’t returned to the office full time, raising concerns about the CDC’s ability to reform itself after recent stumbles.

Navigating Aging

Assisted Living Facilities Pressed to Address Growing Needs of Older, Sicker Residents

Assisted living was meant to be a home-like setting where older adults could interact with other residents while receiving help with daily tasks such as bathing and dressing. But as the concept has become more popular, residents are now older and sicker than in the past, and a panel of experts is calling for more focus on their medical and mental health needs.

Patients for Profit

The Business of Clinical Trials Is Booming. Private Equity Has Taken Notice.

Private equity-backed Headlands Research heralded its covid-19 vaccine trials as a chance to boost participation among diverse populations, then it shuttered multiple sites that conducted them.

Special Coverage

When Malpractice Occurs at Community Health Centers, Taxpayers Pay

The federal government made 485 payouts, totaling $410 million, in malpractice cases involving community health centers nationwide from 2018 through 2021.

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?

Patients for Profit

How private equity hijacked health care.

The Disability Tax

Medical bills remain inaccessible for many blind Americans.

State Plans Vary for Spending $26B in Opioid Settlement Funds

The cash represents an unprecedented opportunity to derail the opioid epidemic, but with countless groups advocating for their share of the pie, the impact could depend heavily on geography and politics.

Diagnosis: Debt

A reporting partnership between KHN and NPR exploring the scale, impact, and causes of medical debt in America.

Racial Disparities in Lung Cancer Start With Research

 

Audits — Hidden Until Now — Reveal Millions in Medicare Advantage Overcharges

Taxpayers had to foot the bills for care that should have cost far less. The government may seek to recover up to $650 million as a result.

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Medicaid Machinations

Daily Cartoon

‘Peeling Off the Layers?’

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