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824 stories published since 2008

Some Republicans Were Willing to Compromise on Abortion Ban Exceptions. Activists Made Sure They Didn’t.

Health Insurers Have Been Breaking State Laws for Years

Insurance Executives Refused to Pay for the Cancer Treatment That Could Have Saved Him. This Is How They Did It.

Mississippi Jailed More Than 800 People Awaiting Psychiatric Treatment in a Year. Just One Jail Meets State Standards.

Maine Rarely Sanctions Residential Care Facilities Even After Severe Abuse or Neglect Incidents

You Have a Right to Know Why a Health Insurer Denied Your Claim. Some Insurers Still Won’t Tell You.

Find Out Why Your Health Insurer Denied Your Claim

Voters in at Least 10 States Are Trying to Protect Abortion Rights. GOP Officials Are Throwing Up Roadblocks.

Ella confió en su primer ginecobstetra porque hablaba español. Ahora es una de las 94 mujeres que lo demandan por agresión sexual.

She Trusted Her First OB-GYN Because He Spoke Spanish. Now She’s 1 of 94 Women Suing Him for Sexual Assault.

A Lab Test That Experts Liken to a Witch Trial Is Helping Send Women to Prison for Murder

Senator Calls for DOJ Action Against Philips for Keeping CPAP Machine Complaints Secret

Idaho Banned Abortion. Then It Turned Down Supports for Pregnancies and Births.

ProPublica and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Have Sued the FDA for Records Related to Recalled Breathing Machines

What You Need to Know About the Philips Respironics CPAP Recall

We Spent a Year Investigating the Philips CPAP Recall. Here’s How We Did It.

Help ProPublica and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Investigate the Recall of Philips Respironics Breathing Machines

Philips Kept Complaints About Dangerous Breathing Machines Secret While Company Profits Soared

Concerned About Your OB-GYN Visit? A Guide to What Should Happen — and What Shouldn’t.

“Where Is There to Go?” He Needs Gender-Affirming Surgery, but His State Is Fighting to Deny Coverage.

I Set Out to Create a Simple Map for How to Appeal Your Insurance Denial. Instead, I Found a Mind-Boggling Labyrinth.

He Needed a Liver Transplant. But Did the Risks Outweigh the Reward?

Why Doctors Spend Millions on Fees That Could Be Spent on Providing Care

The Hidden Fee Costing Doctors Millions Every Year

Unstoppable: This Doctor Has Been Investigated at Every Level of Government. How Is He Still Practicing?

Doctors Emerge as Political Force in Battle Over Abortion Laws in Ohio and Elsewhere

Their Families Said They Needed Treatment. Mississippi Officials Threw Them in Jail Without Charges.

Maternal Deaths Are Expected to Rise Under Abortion Bans, but the Increase May Be Hard to Measure

Hospices in Four States to Receive Extra Scrutiny Over Concerns of Fraud, Waste and Abuse

¿Tiene una arteria bloqueada en la pierna? Esto es lo que debe saber.

¿Tiene experiencia con la enfermedad arterial periférica? ¿Ha tenido un procedimiento en su pierna? Cuéntenos al respecto.

Cenas con bistec, representantes de ventas y procedimientos riesgosos: Dentro del gran negocio de las arterias obstruidas

En el “salvaje oeste” de la atención vascular ambulatoria, los médicos pueden obtener grandes pagos a medida que los pacientes arriesgan la vida y las extremidades

How to Use the Updated “Nursing Home Inspect” Database

We Updated “Nursing Home Inspect.” Here’s What Changed.

Blocked Artery in Your Leg? Here’s What You Should Know.

How Often Do Health Insurers Say No to Patients? No One Knows.

The Group That Governs U.S. Transplant Policies Voted to Require Testing of At-Risk Organ Donors for Chagas Disease

Inside the Preventable Deaths That Happened Within a Prominent Transplant Center

In the “Wild West” of Outpatient Vascular Care, Doctors Can Reap Huge Payments as Patients Risk Life and Limb

As Residential Care Homes Expand in Maine, Seniors Don’t Always Get the Care They Need

Hospitals in Two States Denied an Abortion to a Miscarrying Patient. Investigators Say They Broke Federal Law.

Congressional Committee, Regulators Question Cigna System That Lets Its Doctors Deny Claims Without Reading Patient Files

Minnesota Board of Nursing Executive Director Steps Down Amid Accusations of Mismanagement

Churches’ Role in Local Election Prompts Calls for Investigations

The Shadowy Financial Empire Built Around Liberty HealthShare Is Showing Signs of Strain

Coverage of Gender-Affirming Care Is an Unequal Patchwork

Health Insurance Claim Denied? See What Insurers Said Behind the Scenes

What You Need to Know About Stillbirths

How South Carolina Ended Up With an All-Male Supreme Court