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Sky-High Drug Prices Driven by Pharma Profits, House Dems Charge

This story also ran on NBC News. This story can be republished for free (details). Enormous drug company profits are the primary driver of soaring prescription drug prices in America, according to a damning investigation that Democrats on the House Oversight Committee began releasing Wednesday. The first two reports in the investigation focus on Celgene […]

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Corralling the Facts on Herd Immunity

For a term that’s at least 100 years old, “herd immunity” has gained new life in 2020. It starred in many headlines last month, when reports surfaced that a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and adviser to the president, Dr. Scott Atlas, recommended it as a strategy to combat COVID-19. The Washington […]

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Trump’s Executive Order on Preexisting Conditions Lacks Teeth, Experts Say

Protecting people with preexisting medical conditions is an issue that has followed President Donald Trump his entire first term. Now, Trump has signed an executive order that he says locks in coverage regardless of anyone’s health history. “Any health care reform legislation that comes to my desk from Congress must protect the preexisting conditions or […]

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Trump Approves Final Plan to Import Drugs From Canada ‘for a Fraction of the Price’

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump, outlining his “America First Health Plan” on Thursday, announced that his administration will allow the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. The final plan clears the way for Florida and other states to implement a program bringing medications across the border, […]

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Heartbreaking Bills, Lawsuit and Bankruptcy — Even With Insurance

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Matthew Fentress was just 25 when he passed out while stuffing cannolis as a cook for a senior living community six years ago. Doctors diagnosed him with viral cardiomyopathy, heart disease that developed after a bout of the flu. Send Us […]

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In Los Angeles, Latinos Hit Hard By Pandemic’s Economic Storm

This story is part of a partnership that includes KPCC, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Working as a fast-food cashier in Los Angeles, Juan Quezada spends a lot of his time these days telling customers how to wear a mask. “They cover their mouth but not their […]

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: ACA in Peril With Ginsburg’s Seat in Play

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — and the insistence of President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Senate to fill that vacancy this year — could have major implications for health care. The high court will hear yet another case challenging the […]

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Reapertura de universidades generó 3,000 nuevos casos de COVID por día, según estudio

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 hispanohablante, y contenido original enfocado en la población hispana que vive en los Estados Unidos. Use Nuestro Contenido Este contenido puede usarse de manera gratuita (detalles). La reapertura de universidades […]

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ICIJ Investigations In the News – Panama Papers and Suspicious Activity Reports (9/22/20; 9/25/20)

I offer two related items in which the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (“ICIJ”) is involved.  I have written on ICIJ with respect to the so-called “Panama Papers” which involved ICIJ’s investigation into offshore accounts via access to and disclosure of the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca’s files helping tax evaders, including persons subject to […]

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ICIJ Investigations In the News – Panama Papers and Suspicious Activity Reports (9/22/20)

I offer two related items in which the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (“ICIJ”) is involved.  I have written on ICIJ with respect to the so-called “Panama Papers” which involved ICIJ’s investigation into offshore accounts via access to and disclosure of the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca’s files helping tax evaders, including persons subject to […]