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A Judge Takes His Mental Health Struggles Public

In 1972, just 18 days after he was selected to run for vice president with Democratic Sen. George McGovern, Thomas Eagleton was forced off the…

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Medicare Enrollment Blitz Doesn’t Include Options to Move Into Medigap

Medicare’s annual open-enrollment season is here and millions of beneficiaries — prompted by a massive advertising campaign and aided by a detailed federal website —…

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As Overdose Deaths Soar, DEA-Wary Pharmacies Shy From Dispensing Addiction Medication

When Martin Njoku saw opioid addiction devastate his West Virginia community, he felt compelled to help. This was the place he’d called home for three…

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‘Drinking Through a Lead Straw’ — $15B Approved to Fix Dangerous Water Pipes

HOUSTON — No one knows exactly how many lead pipes deliver water to homes, schools and businesses throughout America — or even where they all…

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As Constituents Clamor for Ivermectin, Republican Politicians Embrace the Cause

When state senators in South Carolina held two hearings in September about covid-19 treatments, they got an earful on the benefits of ivermectin — which…

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Texas Providers See Increased Interest in Birth Control Since Near-Total Abortion Ban

In September, when Texas’ near-total abortion ban took effect, Planned Parenthood clinics in the Lone Star State started offering every patient who walked in information…

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Journalists Follow Leads on Curbing Violence, Improving Psych Care and Crowdsourcing Covid Safety

KHN’s Peggy Girshman fellow Amanda Michelle Gomez discussed how Washington, D.C., is adopting public health tools to help curb gun violence on Newsy’s “Morning Rush”…

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Demócratas proponen ampliar beneficios de Medicare para la audición. ¿Qué pueden esperar los consumidores?

El gigantesco proyecto de ley de gastos domésticos del presidente Joe Biden agregaría beneficios para servicios de audición al programa tradicional de Medicare, una de…

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A pesar de sus límites, el plan demócrata sobre el precio de los medicamentos podría ayudar a los consumidores

El plan de precios de medicamentos recetados de Medicare que los demócratas presentaron la primera semana de noviembre no es tan ambicioso como muchos legisladores…

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Democrats Plan to Expand Medicare Hearing Benefits. What Can Consumers Expect?

President Joe Biden’s mammoth domestic spending bill would add hearing benefits to the traditional Medicare program — one of three major new benefits Democrats had…

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‘Covid Hit Us Over the Head With a Two-by-Four’: Addressing Ageism With Urgency

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization announced a global campaign to combat ageism — discrimination against older adults that is pervasive and harmful but…

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Despite Restraints, Democrats’ Drug Pricing Plan Could Still Aid Consumers

The Medicare prescription drug pricing plan Democrats unveiled this week is not nearly as ambitious as many lawmakers sought, but they and drug policy experts say the…

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Compromise Is Coming — Maybe

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…

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Few Acute Care Hospitals Escaped Readmissions Penalties

Preventable rehospitalization of the nation’s older adults has proved a persistent health and financial challenge for the U.S., costing Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars…

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Patients Went Into the Hospital for Care. After Testing Positive There for Covid, Some Never Came Out.

They went into hospitals with heart attacks, kidney failure or in a psychiatric crisis. They left with covid-19 — if they left at all. More…

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Uninsured in South Would Win Big in Democrats’ Plan, but Hospitals Fear Funding Loss

At least 2.2 million low-income adults — nearly all in Texas and the Southeast — would be eligible for government-funded health insurance under the Democrats’…

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New Health Plans Offer Twists on Existing Options, With a Dose of ‘Buyer Beware’

Trendy-looking websites promise convenience and freedom from networks, at far less than the cost of traditional health insurance. “Welcome to insurance that’s finally fair,” says…

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¿No estás vacunado? Si falleces por covid tu familia puede quedarse sin beneficios

En estos días, los trabajadores que se niegan a vacunarse contra covid-19 pueden enfrentar repercusiones financieras, desde primas de planes médicos más altas hasta la…

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¿No estás vacunado? Si falleces por covid tu familia se quedará sin beneficios

En estos días, los trabajadores que se niegan a vacunarse contra covid-19 pueden enfrentar repercusiones financieras, desde primas de planes médicos más altas hasta la…

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Unvaccinated? Don’t Count on Leaving Your Family Death Benefits

These days, workers who refuse to get vaccinated against covid-19 may face financial repercussions, from higher health insurance premiums to loss of their jobs. Now,…

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Montana’s Governor Nixed a Kids’ Vaccine Campaign, So Health Officials Plan Their Own

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte’s administration quashed plans for a public service campaign to promote covid-19 vaccinations for eligible teenagers over the summer, a former state…

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¿Qué sabemos realmente sobre la eficacia de las vacunas contra covid?

La politización de las vacunas contra covid –y casi todo lo que tiene que ver con la pandemia– ha causado confusión, y fatiga total. Y…

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Laboratorios sin técnicos: por qué los expertos en salud pública están renunciando

Hubo días, noches y fines de semana en los primeros meses de la pandemia en los que Denise Von Bargen era la única persona que…

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What Do We Really Know About Vaccine Effectiveness?

The politicization of covid vaccines — and, well, just about everything else having to do with the pandemic — has led to confusion, if not…

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‘An Arm and a Leg’: Need Surgery to Save Your Life? Tips for Getting Insurance to Pay

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. Laurie Todd calls herself the “Insurance Warrior.” She helps people get their health insurance companies to pay…

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Labs With No One to Run Them: Why Public Health Workers Are Fleeing the Field

There were days, nights and weekends in the early months of the pandemic when Denise Von Bargen was the only person running covid tests at…

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‘Not Quite on Board’: Parents Proving a Tough Sell on Covid Vax for Teens

Even as the U.S. prepares to roll out a covid-19 vaccine to elementary school-aged kids, its efforts to inoculate teenagers — who have been eligible…

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High Court Hears Cases on Novel Texas Law, but Outcome May Not Affect Abortion Access

The Supreme Court, whose conservative majority is considered poised to overturn decades-old decisions guaranteeing abortion rights, heard its first two abortion cases of the 2021-22…

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California Law Aims to Strengthen Access to Mental Health Services

The number of people with symptoms of depression and anxiety has nearly quadrupled during the covid pandemic, which has made it even more maddeningly difficult…

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Nursing Home Residents Overlooked in Scramble for Covid Antibody Treatments

Of the dozens of patients Dr. Jim Yates has treated for covid-19 at his long-term care center in rural Alabama, this one made him especially…