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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Staffing Up at HHS

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More than a month into the Biden administration, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the nominee to run the Department of Health and Human Services, finally got his confirmation hearings in the Senate, along with nominees for surgeon general and assistant secretary for health. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court announced it would hear a case challenging the Trump administration’s regulation that effectively evicted Planned Parenthood from the federal family planning program. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Tami Luhby of CNN and Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews HuffPost’s Jonathan Cohn, whose new book, “The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage,” is out this week.

Journalists Weigh In on Biden’s HHS Pick

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KHN and California Healthline staff made the rounds on national and local media this week to discuss their stories. Here’s a collection of their appearances.

In Search of the Shot

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KHN readers detail their frustrations and successes as they hunt for a scarce covid-19 vaccine.

Lost on the Frontline: Explore the Database

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As of Wednesday, the ongoing KHN-Guardian project is investigating 3,470 deaths of U.S. health workers in the fight against covid-19. Today we add six profiles, including a doting grandmother who handled nursing home laundry and an EMT who was the first to volunteer for everything. Our interactive database investigates the question: Did they have to die?