From 2006 to 2016, the number of doctors in Puerto Rico dropped from 14,000 to 9,000, an exodus hastened by Hurricane Maria. With so many doctors leaving the island, many low-income families must travel long distances for medical appointments, and…
By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News
The data, analyzed by Kaiser Health News, come from daily payroll records Medicare only recently began gathering and publishing from more than 14,000 nursing homes, as required by the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News
Reversing the landmark case would not automatically make abortion illegal across the country, but it would return the decision about abortion legality to the states.
By Christina Jewett, Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
Requiring unaccompanied minors to go through deportation alone is not a new practice. But in the wake of the Trump administration’s controversial family separation policy, more young children — including toddlers — are being affected than in the past.
By JoNel Aleccia, Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News
As America copes with an epidemic of gun violence that kills 96 people each day, there has been vigorous debate about how to prevent people with mental illness from acquiring weapons. But a little-known problem is what to do about…
Under the proposed change, if family members receive government services — even if those family members are citizens — it would ding the applicants’ chances of approval for permanent residency.
By Shefali Luthra, Marisa Taylor, Kaiser Health News
The number of children has exploded in the past six weeks since the Trump administration moved to stop parents and their children at the U.S. border and separate and detain them in different facilities.
By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
Puerto Rican officials claim that water service on the U.S. island has been restored to more than 96 percent of customers as of June 6, but the report of progress masks underlying problems.
By Emily Kopp, Sydney Lupkin, Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News
The database, called Pre$cription for Power shows that donations to patient advocacy groups tallied for 2015 — the most recent full year in which documents required by the Internal Revenue Service were available — dwarfed the total amount the companies…
By Emily Bazar, Kaiser Health News
The Obamacare penalty won’t go away until 2019, and that means you still will owe Uncle Sam if you didn’t have health insurance – or an exemption from the mandate – in 2017.
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