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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.
posted 12/03/2018
As the country faces a deluge of older patients, emergency departments nationwide are seeking ways to improve senior care.
posted 11/09/2018
We asked two leading policy experts from both sides of the aisle for their take on what the midterm results mean for the country’s health care policies. Here's what they said.
posted 10/08/2018
Starting treatment for opioid addiction in the hospital may seem obvious, yet it often doesn't happen. A growing program is trying to change that.
posted 09/10/2018
The Miami Herald's Daniel Chang and Politico's Victoria Colliver share their routines, sourcing strategies and other tips for covering the fast-moving health policy beat.
posted 08/17/2018
The challenge for journalists covering the country’s unchanged perinatal mortality rate is to go beyond the hospital setting, says Boston University's Eugene Declercq.

Kellie Schmitt's Blog

California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his revised 2019-2020 budget proposal Thursday, setting... more »
posted 05/10/19
Medicare for All “has changed the dialogue about where we could go as a country,” said Joanne... more »
posted 04/30/19
Author and physician Sunita Puri talks to journalist Fran Smith about why journalists should be... more »
posted 04/25/19

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 »