Home Authors Posts by Kaiser Health News

Kaiser Health News

Kaiser Health News
Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit news service committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. And we report on how the health care system—hospitals, doctors, nurses, insurers, governments, consumers — works. KHN is an editorially-independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, Calif., that is dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues. Foundation President and CEO Drew Altman wrote this message about KHN when they launched in 2009.
Doctor holding hands with patient 1255 x 836

Two Words Can Soothe Patients Who Have Been Harmed: We’re Sorry

When a medical mistake causes serious harm, it is far better to apologize and compensate than deny and defend.
Cancer Drug Costs

High Costs Force Cancer Patients to Skimp On Treatment

With new cancer drugs commonly priced at $100,000 a year or more, hundreds of thousands of cancer patients are delaying care, cutting their pills in half, or skipping drug treatment entirely.

Geriatricians Can Help Aging Patients Navigate Multiple Ailments

If you or your loved one is a senior with complex medical problems, consultation with a geriatrician can be life-changing.

5 Ways the GOP Health Bill Would Reverse Course From the ACA

By Julie Rovner After literally years of promises, House Republicans finally have a bill they say will "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act. Some conservative...

A New Diagnosis: ‘Post-Election Stress Disorder’

Politics-induced anxiety is so common that it’s been given an unofficial name: Post-Election Stress Disorder. And, it's not just Dem's who are experiencing it.

Tackling Patients’ Social Problems Can Cut Health Costs

As healthcare costs continue to rise, hospitals and doctors are trying to figure out how to find these patients and get to the root of their problems.

Uninsured Ex-Inmates Fall Prey to Mental Illness After Prison

After getting out of prison, many inmates fail to be signed up for health insurance and are unable to get the medications they need. The result is often a return of symptoms and a trip back to jail.