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Kellie Schmitt's blog posts

posted 10/06/2022
“I think it would be a bit cavalier to all of a sudden say, We’re completely through with it,” Dr. Fauci said at a center event this week.
posted 08/16/2022
The move in health care to value-based payments has not solved racial health disparities. In some cases, it's even made them worse.
posted 07/15/2022
ProPublica reporter Duaa Eldeib and oncologist Dr. Kashyap Patel describe the still-unfolding crisis.
posted 07/04/2022
The series puts the emphasis on the validity of a patient’s feelings and emotions surrounding a particular health encounter or experience.
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.

Kellie Schmitt's Blog

“I think it would be a bit cavalier to all of a sudden say, We’re completely through with it,” Dr... more »
posted 10/06/22
The move in health care to value-based payments has not solved racial health disparities. In some... more »
posted 08/16/22
ProPublica reporter Duaa Eldeib and oncologist Dr. Kashyap Patel describe the still-unfolding... more »
posted 07/15/22

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 »