AFTER THE HURRICANE, ENDURING PAIN

Watch: Long Waits To See Doctors In Puerto Rico, Where Medical Needs Are Great Post-Maria

KHN senior correspondent Sarah Varney reports on how the island’s mounting physician shortage is making it even more difficult to get care.

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

KHN’s newsletter editor, Brianna Labuskes, wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

Immigration policy protest outside courthouse

From Crib To Court: Trump Administration Summons Immigrant Infants

At least 70 infants have been ordered to appear in immigration court. Experts believe some were separated from their parents.

California’s ACA Rates To Rise 8.7% Next Year

The average increase in California is smaller than the double-digit hikes expected around the nation, due largely to a healthier mix of enrollees and more competition in its marketplace. Still, health insurance prices keep growing faster than wages and general inflation.

Children With Disabilities Endure Long Waits For Life-Changing Medical Equipment

Some California children with serious health care problems wait more than a year for wheelchairs, bath benches, commodes, specialized crutches and other crucial medical equipment. Critics blame the delays on a confusing bureaucratic maze of private insurers and public programs.

Special Coverage

Unlocked And Loaded: Families Confront Dementia And Guns

As more Americans are diagnosed with dementia, families who have firearms struggle with ways to stay safe. A KHN investigation uncovered dozens of cases of deaths and injuries.

Pre$cription for Power

Patient Advocacy Groups Take In Millions From Drugmakers. Is There A Payback?

Kaiser Health News launches “Pre$cription for Power,” a groundbreaking database to expose Big Pharma’s ties to patient groups.

A Baby Was Treated With A Nap And A Bottle Of Formula.

The bill was $18,000.

Is Your Hospital On The List?

Medicare is penalizing these 751 hospitals for patient injuries.

KHN EXCLUSIVE

How America Got Hooked On A Deadly Drug

An inside look at how Purdue Pharma pushed OxyContin despite risks of addiction and fatalities.

Bill Of The Month

This investigation by Kaiser Health News 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.

Investigation

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.

Simple surgeries. Tragic results.

Simple Surgeries, Tragic Results

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

Weekly Podcast

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Drug Prices And Unicorns

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‘Sobering Thought?’

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