Kaiser Health News Coverage of Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Kaiser Health News is covering the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in September 2017.  Their coverage focuses on the public health and health care challenges facing residents on the islands.

Medicaid Patients In Puerto Rico Don’t Get Coverage For Drugs To Cure Hepatitis C, January 4, 2019

4 Takeaways On Puerto Rico’s Death Toll, In The Wake Of Trump’s Tweet Storm, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Maria’s Official Death Toll In Puerto Rico Now Stands At Nearly 3,000, August 29, 2018

In Weary Post-Storm Puerto Rico, Medicaid Cutbacks Bode New Ills, August 6, 2018

Trying To Pinpoint Hurricane’s True Toll, Researchers Say 1,139 Died In Puerto Rico, August 2, 2018

Long Waits To See Doctors In Puerto Rico, Where Medical Needs Are Great Post-Maria, July 20, 2018

Hurricane Maria Still Taking A Toll On Puerto Rico’s Seniors, July 18, 2018

Squeezing Water From Air: Mysterious Machine Is A Lifeline On Caribbean Island, June 28, 2018

Puerto Rico’s Water System Stutters Back To Normal, June 12, 2018.

Watch: Beyond Puerto Rico’s Grim Statistics, Stories Of Lives And Deaths, May 29, 2018

Listless and Lonely in Puerto Rico, Some Older Storm Survivors Consider, May 10, 2018

In A Puerto Rican Mountain Town, Hope Ebbs As The Hardship Continues, April 18, 2018

Puerto Rico’s Slow-Going Recovery Means New Hardship For Dialysis Patients, April 13, 2018

Time’s Running Out: The Frail In Puerto Rico Face End Of Hurricane Relief Programs, March 30,2018

For One Father And Son In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria’s Cloud Has Not Lifted, March 23, 2018

Displaced Puerto Ricans Face Obstacles Getting Health Care, Nov. 21, 2017

Grass-Roots Network Of Doctors Delivers Supplies To Puerto Rico, Nov. 9, 2017

The Storm Has Passed, But Puerto Rico’s Health Faces Prolonged Recovery, Oct. 16, 2017

Exodus By Puerto Rican Medical Students Deepens Island’s Doctor Drain, May 1, 2017

In Puerto Rico, The Joy Of Pregnancy Is Tempered By Fear Of Zika, Jan. 9, 2017


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