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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:00am
The death certificate helps tells a fuller story of Bill Paxton’s final days. Reporters should make a habit of seeking them out, since they can be revealing repositories of information.
March 28, 2017 | 0 comments
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 11:53am
After weeks of closed door meetings and rushed amendments to appease the GOP majority, Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill, declaring Obamacare the "law of the land." Americans watched the drama unfold in real time.
March 25, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:00am
The media critic in Jost laments that "so much coverage is focused on politics within the Republican Party, to a much greater extent than on what the legislation would specifically do."
March 24, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Don't miss your chance to apply for the Center for Health Journalism's 2017 National Fellowship, applications are due March 24.
March 24, 2017 | 0 comments
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:00am
The trend towards putting responsibility for one’s health squarely on the shoulders of individuals lets the government off the hook for its part in looking after its citizens, argues sociologist Shelly Reuter.
March 23, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 9:23am

Everything we hear about healthcare from the GOP and Dems is a scam. In Shakespeare’s words: “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:00am
Conservative notions about the "undeserving poor" have returned with a vengeance in the debate over Medicaid, writes contributor Trudy Lieberman.
March 21, 2017 | 1 comments
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:00am
Martha Escudero draws on her own experience of severe depression and grinding poverty as she makes home visits to at-risk mothers in East Los Angeles, offering what help she can.
March 21, 2017 | 0 comments
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 4:00am
The tendency to blame the patient in the wake of deaths or complications often serves to obscure mistakes made by health care providers.
March 20, 2017 | 9 comments
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 9:18am

Fear is what I often fight when talking about ACEs — adverse childhood experiences. It's not my fear though. It's the fear others have about all things ACEs.

March 17, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 4:00am
Are broad mandatory reporting requirements in cases of suspected child abuse good policy, or just good politics? Critics contend they can let real abuse cases fall through the cracks.
March 17, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Kaiser Health News is looking for a new Web Producer to manage the website and newsletter. Also, applications are being accepted for the 2017 National Fellowship and the Journalist in Aging Fellowship.
March 17, 2017 | 0 comments
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 4:00am
Patrick Hickey walked in a while back, an explosion of erudite indignation.
March 15, 2017 | 0 comments
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 4:00am
Is transforming California into a single-payer health care system a moonshot? Not according to proponents such as gubernatorial hopeful Gavin Newsom or the California Nurses Association.
March 15, 2017 | 3 comments
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:00am
What would a more thorough effort to figure out what went wrong in health care-related deaths look like? Does medicine need the equivalent of aviation's black box?
March 14, 2017 | 3 comments



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