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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 3M distribution warehouse that ships N95 masks to a nation under siege from the coronavirus. […]

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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 his own protection, since his work brought him into the same room as COVID-positive patients. […]

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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, that a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform the procedure to have admitting privileges at […]

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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 challenger Mark Kelly in one of the country’s most hotly contested Senate races, Arizona Sen. […]

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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 recent story that detailed the challenges in determining the full death toll from the coronavirus […]

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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, last weekend that he wanted less testing for COVID-19. While aides denied that, it didn’t […]

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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 discussion touched on the reopening of the economy, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order requiring Californians to […]

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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 across the U.S. are declaring racism a public health crisis. Fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic’s […]

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