Did Your Doctor ‘Ghost’ You? An Employment Contract May Be To Blame

How "noncompete" clauses in contracts between doctors and hospitals or clinics prevent patients from seeing their longtime doctors.

Botched Operation

Death By 1,000 Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

The U.S. government claimed that turning American medical charts into electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, the system is an unholy mess. Inside a digital revolution that took a bad turn.

Nursing Home Fines Drop As Trump Administration Heeds Industry Complaints

Inspectors are citing nursing facilities for violating health and safety more often than during the Obama administration. But the average fine is nearly a third lower than it was before President Donald Trump took office.

Broker Websites Expand Health Plan Shopping Options While Glossing Over Details

These direct-enrollment broker websites are “under-policed” and can steer consumers toward plans that may not be the best option for them, a new report concludes.

Students With Disabilities Call College Admissions Cheating ‘Big Slap In The Face’

Parents of students with legitimate learning disabilities worry that a backlash against providing special accommodations in college admissions testing could make it harder for them to succeed.

Special Coverage

Tainted Drugs

Tainted Drugs

When medicine makes patients sicker.

Bill Of The Month

This investigation by KHN and NPR dissects and explains your medical bills every month in order to shed light on U.S. health care prices and to help patients learn how to be more active in managing costs.

Pre$cription for Power

Big Pharma Gave Money To Patient Advocacy Groups Opposing Medicare Changes

 

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

Neglect Unchecked

'Like A Ghost Town'

The number of nurses and aides dips far below average on some days and consistently plummets on weekends.

Simple surgeries. Tragic results.

Simple Surgeries, Tragic Results

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

A ‘Fountain Of Youth’ Pill?

Sure, if you're a mouse.

Hidden FDA Reports Detail Harm Caused By Scores Of Medical Devices

 

Treatment Overkill

Up To A Third Of Knee Replacements Pack Pain And Regret

Many patients face lingering pain and disappointment after undergoing knee replacement surgery, which costs an average $31,000.

Weekly Podcast

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ The Karma Of Cutting Medicare

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‘Chin Up?’

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