Jenny Gold covers the health care industry, overhaul and disparities for radio and print. Her stories for
KHN have aired on NPR and been printed in USA Today, the Washington Post, McClatchy and MSNBC.
She was previously a Kroc Fellow at NPR, where she covered health and business, and a broadcast
associate at the CBS Evening News. She is a graduate of Brown University. | Contact: JGold@kff.org | @JennyAGold
A proton beam therapy center in Indiana is closing, and insurers are reluctant to cover the expensive treatment for common cancers. But plans for three new proton therapy centers for the D.C. area are still moving forward.
More than 40 percent of the people who signed up for insurance on Kynect, Kentucky’s exchange, used an insurance broker.
Comprehensive report on end-of-life care says both medicine and society need to change "to make those final days better."
Strong leadership and common-sense budgeting created a model mental health care system in San Antonio.
With specialized training and a redirection of resources, San Antonio’s police force is taking better care of mentally ill people, keeping them out of jail and saving $10 million a year.
On a reporter’s cross country road trip, Americans talk about all the health policy highlights –- but they leave out the wonky buzzwords.
Even if parents are providing health insurance, they often can’t find out about what’s happening when their adult children suffer from severe mental illnesses.
Accountable care organizations are practically a footnote in the health law, but advocates say they’ll be critical to holding down the cost of care while improving quality.
Just a decade ago, 90 percent of babies born with clubfoot had extensive surgeries to correct it. Those surgeries often led to a lifetime of chronic pain. That has been replaced by a cheaper, noninvasive casting technique, championed by parents.
A navigator helps people, like John Martin (above), who fall into coverage gap in Appalachia figure out ways to qualify for and receive Obamacare insurance subsidies.