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The crisis is expected to dramatically worsen as the nationwide demand for in-home nursing skyrockets — just as experienced nurses prepare to retire in record numbers.
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The initial statistics shocked me. It turns out, I hadn’t seen anything yet.
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It's a high-stakes problem lawmakers across the country are increasingly trying to address.
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Why does Indiana have so many cases of child abuse and neglect? Only six states had more in 2016, and they all had much higher populations.
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At each turn, the people responsible for her safety failed her — her birth parents, relatives, foster parents, the Indiana Department of Child Services, school officials, therapists and others.
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States such as Kentucky and Arizona are seeking to change how their Medicaid programs work through new policies that include work requirements, enrollment lockouts and increased cost sharing.
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For reporter Giles Bruce, it wasn't until he jettisoned all his preconceived notions about what was driving Indiana's high infant death rate that he found his real story.
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This series was produced as a project for the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism's National Fellowship. Other stories in the series include:  Fort Wayne, Ind. mom shares tragic story of losing baby In Indianapolis, a baby dies every 3 1/2 days
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"There exists a class of hyper-polluters — the worst-of-the-worst — that disproportionately expose communities of color and low income populations to chemical releases," researchers write in a 2016 paper.
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When it comes to getting kids into health coverage, the numbers have never been better. By the first quarter of 2015, the percentage of kids without insurance was less than 5 percent. But despite the gains made in improving children’s coverage, big challenges remain on the horizon.

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