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Kellie Schmitt's blog posts

posted 02/14/2020
The CDC called to tell local officials that a plane with Americans returning from the center of the coronavirus outbreak was set to land in 11 hours. A doctor leading the response shares what happened next.
posted 02/03/2020
The California State Assembly recently passed AB 890, which would give “full practice authority” to nurse practitioners. But a California physicians group opposes the bill.
posted 01/22/2020
Simon Haeder has studied narrow health insurance networks for years, but it wasn’t until the professor's 4-year-old son cracked his tooth that he really appreciated the practical implications.
posted 09/16/2019
The Trump administration’s new public charge rule could discourage immigrants from accessing everything from emergency services to free flu shots, health experts warn.
posted 06/07/2019
A three-year long reporting journey blended science and street reporting to reveal widespread environmental threats to Philadelphia's children at home and school.
posted 05/10/2019
California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his revised 2019-2020 budget proposal Thursday, setting forth an agenda that uses the state’s tax windfall to bolster early childhood programs and cut costs for struggling families.
posted 04/30/2019
Medicare for All “has changed the dialogue about where we could go as a country,” said Joanne Kenen, Politico's executive health care editor.
posted 04/25/2019
Author and physician Sunita Puri talks to journalist Fran Smith about why journalists should be telling these stories — and how they can do so in a more thoughtful way.
posted 04/15/2019
Only about 6 percent of medical practitioners have obtained a government waiver that allows them to prescribe a crucial drug for treating opioid addiction. Here's why that's a problem.
posted 01/24/2019
Children’s health advocates say the governor’s overall proposal is the most ambitious they’ve ever seen when it comes to early childhood health.

Kellie Schmitt's Blog

The CDC called to tell local officials that a plane with Americans returning from the center of... more »
posted 02/14/20
The California State Assembly recently passed AB 890, which would give “full practice authority”... more »
posted 02/03/20
Simon Haeder has studied narrow health insurance networks for years, but it wasn’t until the... more »
posted 01/22/20

Kellie Schmitt's Work

Kern's physicians come from many far-flung corners of the globe. Dr. Carlo Amazona originally from the Philippines shares how his experience growing up with no doctor made him becoming one.

Dr. Elyzabat Tadros shares her journey to become a doctor from her native Sudan to her current home in Bakersfield.

Kern's physicians come from many far-flung corners of the globe. This piece takes a look at several compelling personal journeys.

Collaborative Reporting

Recently signed legislation capped a big year for efforts to combat a regional disease long... more »