The High Cost Of Being Trump’s Enemy

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump makes his disdain for California clear, lashing out at the Golden State as a “filthy dirty” and “horrible” outpost cursed by homelessness and wildfires. California, in Read more

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And Then There Were Two: Biden, Sanders Debate With Coronavirus On Everyone’s Mind

In the midst of a global health crisis that has disrupted daily life and heightened anxieties for millions of Americans, former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday urged people showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus Read more

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: A ‘Super Tuesday’ For The Health Debate?

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The Super Tuesday presidential primaries have left only two major Democratic candidates standing: former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Whoever prevails to face off against President Read more

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High Court Revisits Abortion Law Akin To One Struck Down In 2016

About HealthBent KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner, who has covered health care for more than 30 years, offers insight and analysis of policies and politics in her regular HealthBent columns. Send questions to [email protected] Use Our Content This story can Read more

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Prepping For A Possible Pandemic

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. President Donald Trump has named Vice President Mike Pence to lead the nation’s effort to combat COVID-19, the contagious disease from a coronavirus that originated in China and is spreading Read more

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As The Coronavirus Spreads, Americans Lose Ground Against Other Health Threats

For much of the 20th century, medical progress seemed limitless. Antibiotics revolutionized the care of infections. Vaccines turned deadly childhood diseases into distant memories. Americans lived longer, healthier lives than their parents. Yet today, some of the greatest success stories Read more

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Women Shouldn’t Get A Bill For An IUD … But Sometimes They Do

This story also ran on Vice. This story can be republished for free (details). After a few months on daily contraceptive pills, Erica M. wanted something more reliable. She wanted an intrauterine device, a form of long-acting reversible contraception that Read more

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Patients Caught In Crossfire Between Giant Hospital Chain, Large Insurer

After Zoe Friedland became pregnant with her first child, she was picky about choosing a doctor to guide her through delivery. “With so many unpredictable things that can happen with a pregnancy, I wanted someone I could trust,” Friedland said. Read more

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Conceived Through ‘Fertility Fraud,’ She Now Needs Fertility Treatment

When Heather Woock was in her late 20s, she started researching her family history. As part of the project, she spit into a tube and sent it to Ancestry, a consumer DNA testing service. Then, in 2017, she started getting Read more

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Call For FDA To Withdraw Preterm Birth Drug Divides Doctors and Insurers

Doctors fear that the only drug approved to prevent preterm birth, the nation’s leading cause of infant mortality and disability, will no longer be available to expectant mothers. The drug, sold under the brand name Makena, has been in limbo Read more

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Happy Friday! It seems we have a new example of just Read more

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