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Pain Clinics' Doctors Needlessly Tested Hundreds Of Urine Samples, Court Records Show

Whistleblower lawsuits accuse Tennessee chain of bilking millions from Medicare for unnecessary urine drug tests.

Amid Opioid Prescriber Crackdown, Health Officials Reach Out To Pain Patients

After dozens of health care workers were charged with illegally prescribing opioids in Appalachia, local health agencies are trying to make sure chronic pain patients don't fall through the cracks.

In 10 Years, Half Of Middle-Income Elders Won't Be Able To Afford Housing, Medical Care

An eye-opening study of demographics and income finds that the costs of assisted-living care will soon be out of reach for people on fixed incomes — and their children.

The Homeless Are Dying In Record Numbers On The Streets Of L.A.

Deaths of homeless people in Los Angeles County have jumped 76% in the past five years, outpacing the growth of the homeless population, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of the coroner’s data. Experts say drug and alcohol abuse are significant factors.

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ The Abortion Wars Rage On

Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss the latest news about women’s reproductive health policy and the latest skirmish in the debate over “Medicare-for-all”: how hospitals should be paid.

Special Coverage

Lethal Plans

When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care.

'Medieval Diseases' Flare

Outbreaks of infectious diseases are resurging in California and around the country, particularly among homeless populations.

Botched Operation

Death By 1,000 Clicks

Where electronic health records went wrong.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

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.

Finding Homeless Patients A Place To Heal

Starting July 1, California hospitals must keep a log of the homeless patients they discharge and where they go.

Tainted Drugs

Tainted Drugs

When medicine makes patients sicker.

Psychiatric ERs

Hospitals are opening emergency units that calmly cater to patients with mental health needs.

Mourning Paradise

The depth of psychological damage after the fire in Paradise, Calif., may depend on how much help residents are getting now.

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‘Slow Jam?’

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