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GOP Presidential Primary Debate No. 2: An Angry Rematch and the Same Notable No-Show

Though never framed as a marquee issue, the topic of health care crept into the chaotic seven-way faceoff throughout the evening, highlighting Republican culture-war themes.

Who Polices Hospitals Merging Across Markets? States Give Different Answers

Increasingly, hospitals are merging across separate markets within states. It’s a move that health economists and the Federal Trade Commission have been closely watching, as evidence shows such mergers raise prices for patients with no improvement in care.

New Medicare Advantage Plans Tailor Offerings to Asian Americans, Latinos, and LGBTQ+

As more seniors opt for Medicare Advantage, a few small insurers have begun offering plans that provide culturally targeted benefits for cohorts including Asian Americans, Latinos, and LGBTQ+ people. The approach, policy researchers say, has potential and perils.

Letters to the Editor

Readers Rail at Social Security Overpayments and Insurers’ Prior Authorizations

KFF Health News gives readers a chance to comment on a recent batch of stories.

As Covid Infections Rise, Nursing Homes Are Still Waiting for Vaccines

“People want covid-19 to be in the rearview mirror,” one nursing home official says. Faced with a slow rollout of the updated covid vaccines, and without state mandates for workers to get vaccinated, most skilled nursing facilities are relying on persuasion to boost vaccination rates among staff and residents.

Weekly Podcast

KFF Health News' 'What the Health?': More Medicaid Messiness

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‘Reflexes are Through the Roof!’

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