Month: July 2020

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Avoiding Care During the Pandemic Could Mean Life or Death

These days, Los Angeles acting teacher Deryn Warren balances her pain with her fear. She’s a bladder cancer patient who broke her wrist in November….

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Don’t Count on Lower Premiums Despite Pandemic-Driven Boon for Insurers

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). When COVID-19 smacked the United States in March and April, health plans feared medical…

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Don’t Fall for This Video: Hydroxychloroquine Is Not a COVID-19 Cure

“This virus has a cure. It is called hydroxychloroquine, zinc and Zithromax. I know you people want to talk about a mask. Hello? You don’t…

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Republicans in COVID Disarray

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. President Donald Trump’s pivot to a more serious view of the coronavirus pandemic didn’t last…

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Get the Data: Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

How We Reported ‘Underfunded And Under Threat’ To assess the state of the public health system in the United States, KHN and The Associated Press…

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Missourians to Vote on Medicaid Expansion as Crisis Leaves Millions Without Insurance

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). ST. LOUIS — Haley Organ thought she had everything figured out….

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Medi-Cal Agency’s New Head Wants to Tackle Disparities and Racism

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). When Will Lightbourne looked at the statistics behind California’s coronavirus cases, the disparities were…

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Namaste Noir: Yoga Co-Op Seeks to Diversify Yoga to Heal Racialized Trauma

DENVER — Beverly Grant spent years juggling many roles before yoga helped her restore her balance. When not doting over her three children, she hosted…

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Where Mask-Wearing Isn’t Gospel: Colorado Churches Grapple With Reopening

This story also ran on NBC News. This story can be republished for free (details). COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The lights dimmed. Guitars thrummed. And…

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Analysis: When Is a Coronavirus Test Not a Coronavirus Test?

Desperate to continue the tradition of a family beach week, I hatched a plan that would allow some mask- and sanitizer-enhanced semblance of normality. We…

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Public Health Experts Fear a Hasty FDA Signoff on Vaccine

This story also ran on HuffPost. This story can be republished for free (details). The vaccine trial that Vice President Mike Pence kicked off in…

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In Texas, More People Are Losing Their Health Insurance as COVID Cases Climb

This story is part of a partnership that includes KUT, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Steve Alvarez started feeling sick…

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Biden Is Right. Pay for Home Health Workers Is Paltry.

On home health workers’ low pay and limited benefits, “40% are still on SNAP or Medicaid.” — Joe Biden, in a July 21 campaign speech….

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Dental and Doctors’ Offices Still Struggling with COVID Job Loss

California’s outpatient health care practices largely shrugged off two recessions, adding more than 400,000 jobs during a two-decade climb from the start of 2000 to…

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The COVID-19 Downturn Triggers Jump in Medicaid Enrollment

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Reversing a three-year decline, the number of people covered by Medicaid nationwide rose markedly…

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Watch: When a Surprise Helper During Surgery Is Out-of-Network

Gayle King of “CBS This Morning” spoke with KHN Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Rosenthal about the latest installment of KHN-NPR’s Bill of the Month. College student Izzy…

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El color de COVID: ¿los ensayos de vacunas reflejan la diversidad de Estados Unidos?

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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‘It’s About Love and Solidarity’: Mutual Aid Unites NYC Neighbors Facing COVID

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). NEW YORK CITY — Nancy Perez, a 45-year-old resident of the…

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Employers Require COVID Liability Waivers as Conflict Mounts Over Workplace Safety

This story also ran on Fortune. This story can be republished for free (details). After spending a May day preparing her classroom to reopen for…

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The Color of COVID: Will Vaccine Trials Reflect America’s Diversity?

When U.S. scientists launch the first large-scale clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines this summer, Antonio Cisneros wants to make sure people like him are included….

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Last Thing Patients Need During Pandemic: Being Last to Know a Doctor Left Network

NEW YORK — As the coronavirus spread silently through New York City early this year, Deborah Koeppel had an appointment with her cardiologist and two…

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Coder-Outpatient Coding Officer

In addition to medical coding, knowledge of billing process will be a plus. Expertise in medical record review to abstract information required to support…

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Must-Reads of the Week From Lauren Olsen

The Friday Breeze Want to read the best and most provocative stories from the week? Welcome to the Friday Breeze, where we compile them all…

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Less-Lethal Weapons Blind, Maim and Kill. Victims Say Enough Is Enough.

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free (details). There’s a gap in Scott Olsen’s memory for the night…

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With DACA Ruling, Did Supreme Court Grant Trump New Powers To Reshape Health Care?

This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump came into office vowing to repeal…

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Sex In The Time Of COVID: Gay Men Begin To Embrace A ‘New Normal’

Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, a primary care physician in Los Angeles, has treated gay men for decades. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, he said,…

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Technology Divide Between Senior ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response

This story also ran on CNN. This story can be republished for free (details). Family gatherings on Zoom and FaceTime. Online orders from grocery stores…

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Trump Twists on Virus Response

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. President Donald Trump — who has spent the past six months trying to play down…

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Listen: Outbreak of Trench Fever Grips Coloradans

KHN senior correspondent Markian Hawryluk joined KUNC’s Henry Zimmerman on “Colorado Edition” to discuss his recent story about an outbreak of trench fever, a rare…

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COVID Runs Amok in 3 Detroit-Area Jails, Killing At Least 2 Doctors

When Diana Trueblood visited the Wayne County Jail’s medical unit in Detroit in early March, she encountered a gentle and kind physician, Dr. Angelo Patsalis….