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Kellie Schmitt's blog posts

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.
posted 08/13/2018
“There’s real hope that help is on the way,” health workforce researcher Edward Salsberg said.
posted 06/20/2018
“This is really an issue that you can explore in your state no matter what,” said WSJ health policy reporter Stephanie Armour.
posted 06/11/2018
Journalists are playing a key role in highlighting outrageous health care price tags. Why this flood of stories now? And will they make a difference?
posted 05/17/2018
NYT's Katie Thomas shares how she finds and vets stories of real people stung by ever-rising drug prices, and expert panelists provide key context for rounding out coverage.
posted 04/24/2018
“What is unique at this time is that the difference between what the private sector is paying and what the public sector is paying for health care is starting to diverge,” says John Hopkins' Gerard Anderson.

Kellie Schmitt's Blog

As the country faces a deluge of older patients, emergency departments nationwide are seeking... more »
posted 12/03/18
We asked two leading policy experts from both sides of the aisle for their take on what the... more »
posted 11/09/18
Starting treatment for opioid addiction in the hospital may seem obvious, yet it often doesn't... more »
posted 10/08/18

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 overlooked by lawmakers.