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Journalists Detail the Scope of the Abortion Ruling, Monkeypox, and Public Health Powers

KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed the impact of the Supreme Court decision on abortion on SiriusXM’s “The Briefing With Steve Scully” on July 28. KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber discussed monkeypox on Newsy’s “Evening Brief” and on C-SPAN’s “Washington Today” on July 25. She also discussed monkeypox and public health litigation on WAMU’s “1A” […]

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Qué significa el caso de Nueva York para el fin de la polio

Ningún estudioso de la poliomielitis sabía más que Albert Sabin, el científico de la Universidad de Cincinnati polaco-estadounidense cuya vacuna contra la paralizante enfermedad se ha estado utilizando en todo el mundo desde 1959. La vacuna oral de Sabin proporciona inmunidad de por vida. Tiene un inconveniente, que Sabin, quien murió en 1993, se negó […]

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What the Polio Case in New York Tells Us About the End of Polio

No one studying polio knew more than Albert Sabin, the Polish-American scientist whose vaccine against the crippling disease has been used worldwide since 1959. Sabin’s oral vaccine provides lifelong immunity. It has one drawback, which Sabin, who died in 1993, fiercely disputed: In rare cases, the weakened live poliovirus in the vaccine can mutate, regain […]

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Manchin Makes a Deal

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. The Democrats’ on-again, off-again budget bill is apparently on again, and it’s bigger than expected. In a surprise move, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced an agreement […]

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Health Insurance Price Data: It’s Out There, but It’s Not for the Faint of Heart

Data wonks with mighty computers are overjoyed. Ordinary consumers, not so much. That’s the reaction about three weeks into a data dump of enormous proportions. Health insurers are posting their negotiated rates for just about every type of medical service they cover across all providers. But so much data is flowing in from insurers — […]

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‘American Diagnosis’: Two Indigenous Students Share Their Path to Medicine

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. The transcript for this segment is being processed. We’re working to post it four to five days after the episode airs. Episode 9: “Two Paths, Two Future Physicians” In 1890, Dr. Charles Eastman became the first Native person to graduate from medical school in the United […]

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Post-‘Roe,’ People Are Seeking Permanent Sterilizations, and Some Are Being Turned Away

HELENA, Mont. — A handful of people recently gathered in the shade of a large pine tree for a going-away party of sorts. Their friend, Dani Marietti, was going to have her fallopian tubes removed, a decision she made after a leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to […]

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3rd Circuit Affirms Bedrosian FBAR Will Penalty Liability Based on His Counsel’s Judicial Admissions as to Amount (7/23/22)

In Bedrosian v. United States, ___ F.4th ___,2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 20260 (3rd Cir. 7/22/22), CA3 here, and GS [to come], the Court sustained the district court’s application of the FBAR willful penalty. Given the history which I cover in earlier blogs, the holding on the issue of Bedrosian’s willfulness is not surprising. See Bedrosian on […]

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Journalists Reexamine Mental Health Barriers, Gun Control Laws, and Homelessness

KHN correspondent Aneri Pattani discussed insurance coverage and behavior health carve-outs on Newsy’s “The Why” on July 20. She discussed her experiences as a reporter covering mental health and the online course she created about covering suicide for RedCircle’s “The Journalism Salute” on July 19. KHN reporter Victoria Knight discussed how a new gun control […]

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A Nearly Century-Old Maternity Home for Teens in the South Makes Plans for Expansion

CHARLESTON, S.C. — An old, brick house in Charleston’s Wagener Terrace district stands out from its gentrified neighbors in several ways: It’s 14,000 square feet, built to accommodate around 30 people, and was constructed 90 years ago to provide shelter for pregnant girls. It still does just that. Pregnant teenagers with few options, often escaping […]