This story was produced as part of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2022 Data Fellowship.
Healthcare Systems & Policy
I finally found the right person to tell the story of uninsured moms in South Dakota. Then it almost fell apart.
A patient who dramatically illustrated the story’s whole premise wanted to back out at the last minute. What's a reporter to do?
When a safety net hospital closes in Atlanta, a reporter digs deeper to uncover a story of money and inequity
A nonprofit hospital system with a reported $2 billion buffer was closing a hospital that served people who take the bus because they can’t afford a car.
My father was one of the many immigrants in the U.S. who despised going to doctors’ appointments, avoiding them until his diabetes landed him in the hospital.
Pandemic lessons may improve long-term health equity.
Dodgy science, poor access and high prices: The parallel medical world of medicinal marijuana in America
It’s been nearly three decades since California pioneered the therapeutic use of cannabis, but patients still face a confusing patchwork of rules.
Incarceration is stressful in normal times. But COVID protocols will take a toll on the health of incarcerated women for years to come.
"In speaking with inmates directly, my reporting shows that the quality of life for incarcerated folks in California has diminished significantly since COVID."
The residents of Madera County in California’s San Joaquin Valley are grappling with a new reality.
California counties must offer a minimum of very low-cost health services to uninsured, low-income residents who do not qualify for subsidized health insurance and cannot pay for private insurance.