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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: A World Without ‘Roe’

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. It’s been less than a week since the Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to abortion and each passing day has produced more questions than answers. […]

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Closing In on Covid Vaccines for ‘The Littles’

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. Children younger than 5 are the only population not eligible for a covid-19 vaccine in the U.S. But that may be about to change as an advisory […]

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Journalists Delve Into Vaccine Mandates and Surprise Billing

California Healthline correspondent Rachel Bluth discussed California’s doomed covid-19 vaccine mandates on iHeartPodcasts “The Daily Dive” on June 7. KHN contributing writer Michelle Andrews discussed her recent “Bill of the Month” feature about a surprise bill for a colonoscopy on KMOX on June 3. Related Topics Contact Us Submit a Story Tip Source

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This Rural, Red Southern County Was a Vaccine Success Story. Not Anymore.

MEIGS COUNTY, Tenn. — At a glance, it seemed like a Southern pandemic success story in a most unlikely place. A small county northeast of Chattanooga, along the twisting banks of Chickamauga Lake, for much of the past year has reported the highest covid-19 vaccination rate in Tennessee and one of the highest in the […]

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Why Won’t More Older Americans Get Their Covid Booster?

Even as top U.S. health officials say it’s time America learns to live with the coronavirus, a chorus of leading researchers say faulty messaging on booster shots has left millions of older people at serious risk. Approximately 1 in 3 Americans 65 and older who completed their initial vaccination round still have not received a […]

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: More Covid Complications for Congress

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 week that Dr. Anthony Fauci declared the pandemic part of covid-19 over was also the week Vice President Kamala Harris and two Democratic members of the […]

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Despite Losing Federal Money, California Is Still Testing Uninsured Residents for Covid — For Now

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is still offering free covid testing to uninsured residents even though the federal government ran out of money to pay for it. While Congress debates whether to put more money into free testing, California is leaning on programs it already had in place: special state-based coverage for uninsured Californians, school testing, […]

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Mientras el país se acerca a un millón de muertes por covid, un condado enfrenta terribles pérdidas

McVEYTOWN, PA.- Connie Houtz no pensó que covid sería tan malo. Había visto a muchas personas en esta aldea rural en el centro de Pennsylvania infectarse pero recuperarse en unos pocos días. No se vacunó porque le preocupaba cómo una nueva vacuna, desarrollada en un tiempo récord, podría afectar su afección cardíaca. En octubre pasado, […]

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Senators Ask GAO to Examine Medicaid’s Low Covid Vaccination Rates

Two prominent Democratic senators have requested a Government Accountability Office study of why covid vaccination rates remain far lower among Medicaid enrollees than the general population and what barriers are impeding state efforts to increase immunizations among program beneficiaries, low-income people who have been disproportionately affected by the virus. Sens. Robert Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania […]

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Médicos voluntarios comparten información sobre las vacunas de covid con detenidos de ICE

Los sonidos de las ambulancias, las bocinas de los autos y el bullicio del tráfico se filtraban en la oficina del doctor Daniel Turner-Lloveras en un alto edificio del centro de Los Ángeles, mientras se acomodaba en su sofá para atender una llamada. En el otro extremo de la línea, mirando una pared verde menta […]