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Kellie Schmitt's blog posts

posted 05/27/2022
A veteran investigative reporter unpacks one of the pandemic's biggest tragedies.
posted 05/16/2022
Here's what a leading policy expert, a physician and a journalist on the beat are focusing on now.
posted 04/29/2022
For undocumented immigrants like Ericka Rosas Aranda, California's May 1 expansion of Medicaid can prove life-saving.
posted 04/25/2022
There were big gains in access among Filipino Americans, Latinos, and LGBTQ+ residents.
posted 03/21/2022
Will especially vulnerable groups gain access in time? Skepticism abounds.
posted 02/28/2022
Despite the attention the 2003 report garnered, the nation has failed to make significant progress in addressing health disparities, said Brian Smedley.
posted 01/31/2022
The state is on the cusp of becoming the first to offer all residents health care coverage, regardless of their immigration status.
posted 01/21/2022
STAT's Helen Branswell and The Atlantic's Katherine J. Wu talk COVID reporting and managing the overwhelm.
posted 12/17/2021
Dr. Céline Gounder dissects the latest omicron news and shares advice for journalists grappling with a sea of unknowns.
posted 12/09/2021
The survey from RAND finds a sizeable drop in awareness from last year's highs.

Kellie Schmitt's Blog

A veteran investigative reporter unpacks one of the pandemic's biggest tragedies. more »
posted 05/27/22
Here's what a leading policy expert, a physician and a journalist on the beat are focusing on now. more »
posted 05/16/22
For undocumented immigrants like Ericka Rosas Aranda, California's May 1 expansion of Medicaid... more »
posted 04/29/22

Kellie Schmitt's Work

Kern's physicians come from many far-flung corners of the globe. Dr. Carlo Amazona originally from the Philippines shares how his experience growing up with no doctor made him becoming one.

Dr. Elyzabat Tadros shares her journey to become a doctor from her native Sudan to her current home in Bakersfield.

Kern's physicians come from many far-flung corners of the globe. This piece takes a look at several compelling personal journeys.

Collaborative Reporting

Recently signed legislation capped a big year for efforts to combat a regional disease long... more »