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Florida Gov. DeSantis Falsely Claims Bivalent Booster Boosts Chances of Covid Infection

Experts say the Florida governor's conclusion could not be drawn from the study he cited, adding that the research focused on health care workers, who are likelier to be exposed to covid and more likely to be vaccinated. Those findings should not be applied to the general public.

KHN's 'What the Health?'

Part I: The State of the Abortion Debate 50 Years After ‘Roe'

In Part I of this special two-part episode, Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Sandhya Raman of CQ Roll Call, and Sarah Varney of KHN join KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner to discuss how the abortion debate has evolved since the Supreme Court overturned the nationwide right to abortion in 2022, and what might be the flashpoints for 2023. Also in this episode, Rovner interviews Elizabeth Nash of the Guttmacher Institute, about changing reproductive policies in the states.

Picture of Health

More Californians Are Dying at Home. Another Covid ‘New Normal’?

The proportion of Californians dying at home, rather than in a hospital or nursing home, accelerated during the pandemic, a trend that has outlasted the rigid lockdowns linked to the initial shift.

Wave of Rural Nursing Home Closures Grows Amid Staffing Crunch

Many small-town care facilities that remain open are limiting admissions, citing a lack of staff, while a wave of others shutter. That means more patients are marooned in hospitals or placed far away from their families.

Unmet Needs: Critics Cite Failures in Health Care for Vulnerable Foster Children

More states are moving to specialized managed-care contracts solely to handle medical and behavioral services for foster kids. But child advocates, foster parents, and even state officials say these and other care arrangements are shortchanging foster kids’ health needs.

Special Coverage

Bleeding and in Pain, a Pregnant Woman in Louisiana Couldn’t Get Answers

How one Louisiana woman experiencing a miscarriage sought care amid a climate of fear and confusion among doctors fueled by that state’s restrictive abortion law.

Will Your Smartphone Be the Next Doctor’s Office?

Entrepreneurs see smartphones as an opportunity to meet patients where they are. But many app-based diagnostic tools still need clinical validation to get buy-in from health care providers.

Navigating Aging

What Older Americans Need to Know About Taking Paxlovid

Covid-19 continues to hit seniors with disproportionate severity. Experts say Paxlovid is an effective therapy that is being underprescribed for people 65 and older.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is it being penalized by Medicare?

A $30 Million Gift to Build an Addiction Treatment Center. Then Staffers Had to Run It.

The money was a one-time gift for infrastructure, so the clinic is on its own to keep it running.

Bill of the Month

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

Patients for Profit

How private equity hijacked health care.

The Disability Tax

Medical bills remain inaccessible for many blind Americans.

Diagnosis: Debt

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

Weekly Podcast

Part I: The State of the Abortion Debate 50 Years After ‘Roe’

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