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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: On Capitol Hill, Actions Have Consequences

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Several large business groups, including health industry organizations, are cutting off contributions to Republicans who voted against the certification of Joe Biden’s election even after riots shut down the Capitol on Jan. 6. Meanwhile, the outgoing Trump administration not only approved a Medicaid block grant for Tennessee, but also made it difficult for the incoming Biden administration to undo. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Kimberly Leonard of Business Insider join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Plus, Rovner interviews KHN’s Victoria Knight about the latest KHN-NPR “Bill of the Month” episode.

Lost on the Frontline: Explore the Database

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As of Wednesday, the ongoing KHN-Guardian project is investigating 3,176 deaths of U.S. health workers in the fight against covid-19. Today we add nine profiles, including a Navajo nurse who refused to stop working, a school psychologist who nurtured the children “society did not care for” and an aide at an addiction treatment unit who mentored young girls. Our interactive database investigates the question: Did they have to die?