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Crowdsourced Investigation

Bill Of The Month: For Toenail Fungus, A $1,500 Prescription

How a prescription wiped out one woman’s health reimbursement account, raising questions about prescription drug price tags and about how health care professionals deal (or don’t) with medical costs.

With Some Republican Support, Virginia Edges Closer To Medicaid Expansion

More than a dozen Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates voted to expand Medicaid, and at least one state senator may be leaning in favor of expansion. It will be the hot topic as legislators are called back to Richmond to hash out a budget in the special session starting April 11.

The Other Opioid Crisis: Hospital Shortages Lead To Patient Pain, Medical Errors

A nationwide shortage of injectable opioid painkillers has left hospitals scrambling to find alternatives — in some cases leading to dosage mistakes that may harm patients.

FDA Moves To Cut Nicotine In Cigarettes, Helping Smokers Kick Habit

In a historic move, the Food and Drug Administration stated its intent Thursday to require tobacco companies to cut nicotine levels in their products to make them less addictive. Stripping cigarettes of addictive power could lead an estimated 5 million adults to quit smoking within a year of the plan.


Rocky Road Ahead In Congress For Insurance Market Bills

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the problems that are making congressional efforts to pass legislation to stabilize the individual insurance market a long shot.

KHN and USA TODAY Investigate

Special Coverage

Medicaid Nation

Rural America’s Financial Midwife

Medicaid payments allow struggling hospitals to maintain vital costly services such as maternity care.

Of ‘Miracles’ And Money

Why hemophilia drugs are so expensive.


Liquid Gold

Pain doctors soak up profits by screening urine for drugs.

Is Your Hospital On The List?

Medicare is penalizing these 751 hospitals for patient injuries.

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.

Neglect Unchecked

Neglect Unchecked

Infection lapses are rampant in nursing homes but punishment is rare, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis.

Navigating Aging

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

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.


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.

Weekly Podcast

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Rocky Road Ahead In Congress For Insurance Market Bills

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‘Reality Check In?’

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