Patti Neighmond, NPR News

Katrina Shut Down Charity Hospital But Led To More Primary Care

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When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, many health facilities were destroyed or shut down, including urgent care centers, nursing homes, pharmacies and hospitals. But a new network of renovated and newly built primary care health clinics has opened, which many hope will bring stability to the health care of the city’s low-income residents.

Despite Progress, African Americans Still Hard Hit By Medical Bills

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This story comes from our partner ‘s Shots blog. For many years, high medical bills have been a leading cause of financial distress and bankruptcy in America. That pressure may be easing ever so slightly, according to a survey released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But one in five Americans still […]