Month: June 2020

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Essential Worker Shoulders $1,840 Pandemic Debt Due To COVID Cost Loophole

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Carmen Quintero works an early shift as a supervisor at a…

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Hospital Executive Charged In $1.4B Rural Hospital Billing Scheme

Use Our Story This story can be republished for free (details). A Miami entrepreneur who led a rural hospital empire was charged in an indictment…

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‘More Than Physical Health’: Gym Helps 91-Year-Old Battle Isolation

MONROVIA, Calif. — Most mornings, like clockwork, you could find Art Ballard pumping iron. At least five days a week, he drove to Foothill Gym,…

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Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear. Some Still Died.

COVID-19 cases were climbing at Michigan’s McLaren Flint hospital. So Roger Liddell, 64, who procured supplies for the hospital, asked for an N95 respirator for…

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: High Court’s Surprising Abortion Decision

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The Supreme Court surprised both sides in the polarized abortion battle Monday by ruling, 5-4,…

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Supreme Court, Rejecting Restrictive La. Law, Refuses To Roll Back Abortion Rights

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). In a decision certain to roil the fall elections, a Supreme Court with a…

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California Prisons Are COVID Hotbeds Despite Billions Spent On Inmate Health

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). From Corcoran and Avenal state prisons in the arid Central Valley to historical San…

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In Arizona Race, McSally Makes Health Care Pledge At Odds With Track Record

“Of course I will always protect those with preexisting conditions. Always.” — U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, in a campaign ad released June 22 Trailing Democratic…

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Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud Of Confusion Around Public Health And Prevention

Regina Fargis didn’t know what to do. Fargis runs Summit Hills — a health and retirement community in Spartanburg, South Carolina, that offers skilled nursing,…

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Watch: Teaching Teens How To Navigate Racism In America

KHN Midwest correspondent Cara Anthony appeared on KSDK’s “Today in St. Louis” television show with host Rene Knott to discuss her recent story about Darnell…

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Listen: What Counts In Measuring The Full COVID Death Toll? It’s Complicated

https://khn.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/06/20200623185917-CE_062320_FINAL_POD.mp3 Can’t see the audio player? Click here to download. KHN senior correspondent Markian Hawryluk joined KUNC’s Erin O’Toole on “Colorado Edition” to discuss his…

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Seniors In Low-Income Housing Live In Fear Of COVID Infection

This story also ran on CNN. This story can be republished for free (details). Davetta Brooks, 75, who has heart failure, a fractured hip and…

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Sweeps Of Homeless Camps Run Counter To COVID Guidance And Pile On Health Risks

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). DENVER — Melody Lewis lives like a nomad in the heart…

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: The Pandemic Shifts; The Politics, Not So Much

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. President Donald Trump caused a stir when he said at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma,…

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Nueva ola de contagios de COVID por bares atestados

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad…

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Watch: Fauci, Other Health Officials Weigh California’s COVID Response

Samantha Young, California Healthline’s California politics correspondent, helped moderate a discussion hosted by the Sacramento Press Club about California’s response to the coronavirus crisis. The…

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Packed Bars Serve Up New Rounds Of COVID Contagion

This story also ran on HuffPost. This story can be republished for free (details). As states ease their lockdowns, bars are emerging as fertile breeding…

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Officials Seek To Shift Resources Away From Policing To Address Black ‘Public Health Crisis’

This story also ran on USA Today and GateHouse Media. This story can be republished for free (details). From Boston to San Bernardino, California, communities…

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Fearing The Deadly Combo Of COVID-19 And Cancer

Three Tuesdays each month, Katherine O’Brien straps on her face mask and journeys about half an hour by Metra rail to Northwestern University’s Lurie Cancer…

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As COVID Cases Spike, California Shifts Its Strategy

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Coronavirus infections are rising so fast in Fresno County that California public health officials…

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Cities Brace For ‘Collision Course’ Of Heat Waves And COVID-19

Aaron McCullough brought his 3-year-old daughter, Ariana, to a playground in a leafy neighborhood of Rochester, New York, on a day in mid-June when the…

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Airlines Want Flyers To Feel Safe, But Grab Bag Of COVID Policies Adds Turbulence

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free (details). Tony Scott boarded an American Airlines flight May 25 from…

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Durante la pandemia se está bebiendo más que nunca, ¿conoces las señales de alcoholismo?

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad…

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Drinking Surged During The Pandemic. Do You Know The Signs Of Addiction?

This story is part of a partnership that includes KCUR, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Despite the…

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COVID Pandemic Jeopardizes Vote On Oklahoma Medicaid Expansion

Oklahoma residents going to the polls June 30 have the chance to override state leaders’ decadelong refusal to expand Medicaid, which would cover more than…

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For A Black Social Media Manager In The George Floyd Age, Each Click Holds Trauma

Recently, as I scrolled the more than 1 million tweets connected to the hashtag #Black_Lives_Matter, this is what flashed before my eyes: the black-and-white dashcam…

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Ghost Bill: UVA Siphons Couple’s Tax Refund To Pay 20-Year-Old Medical Debt

The notice from the Virginia tax department puzzled a Charlottesville couple last October. It said their state income tax refund had been reduced because of…

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Listen: Threats, Pressure Prompt Some California Public Health Officials To Leave Office

https://khn.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/06/TCRAM20200623_AMBJ.mp3 Can’t see the audio player? Click here to download. California Healthline senior correspondent Anna Maria Barry-Jester joined KQED’s Lily Jamali on “The California Report”…

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Las muertes ocultas de la pandemia de COVID

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad…

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Is A Second Wave Of Coronavirus Coming?

This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). As Americans continue to grapple with the novel coronavirus,…