Evaluations Of Medicaid Experiments By States, CMS Are Weak, GAO Says

States often get federal approval to test new approaches to improve Medicaid services or expand coverage. But the GAO study found that too often these efforts are not adequately evaluated or the results are not available in a timely manner.

Ten ERs In Colorado Tried To Curtail Opioids And Did Better Than Expected

The collaboration known as ALTO, Alternatives to Opioids, set out to reduce opioid doses in the emergency room by 15 percent. It managed a 36 percent reduction instead.

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ The Long Wait Ends For Short-Term Plan Rules

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the Trump administration’s proposed regulation that would allow the expansion of short-term health insurance policies that do not comply with all the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The panelists also talk about federal funding (or not) of public health research around guns.

After Shooting, ‘Honor How Kids Want To Deal With Their Feelings'

Christine Sylvest, a child psychologist who now works in Maryland, for three years attended the Parkland, Fla., high school where a shooting attack left 17 people dead last week. She says the tragedy affects the entire community.

Couple Makes Millions Off Medicaid Managed Care As Oversight Lags

How a California health plan’s CEO and her husband, an executive consultant, got rich off the taxpayer-funded program for the poor. Critics see a conflict of interest, the plan doesn’t, and the state has no rules either way.

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Bill Of The Month

Bill Of The Month

Pain hits after surgery when a doctor's daughter is stunned by a $17,850 urine test.

Medicaid Nation

Medicaid Nation: No Car, No Care?

For more than 50 years, the program for the poor and sick has been required to ferry certain clients to and from medical appointments. But now that's at risk in some states.


Liquid Gold

Pain doctors soak up profits by screening urine for drugs.

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.

Is Your Hospital On The List?

Medicare is penalizing these 751 hospitals for patient injuries.

Navigating Aging

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

The Orphan Drug Machine

Drugmakers rush into the marketplace with rare disease treatments. What's the impact on prescription costs?


Baltimore's Other Divide

Months of reporting and rich hospital data portray life in the worst asthma hot spot in one of the worst asthma cities: Baltimore.

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ The Long Wait Ends For Short-Term Plan Rules

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