Daniel Chang, Kaiser Health News Florida correspondent, covers Florida and the South. He joined KHN in August 2022 after 22 years at The Miami Herald, where his health care reporting focused on access to care for low-income patients; accountability of physicians, hospitals, and state health agencies; and the covid-19 pandemic. He co-reported the series, “Birth & Betrayal,” about a Florida program that shields doctors from liability for catastrophic birth-related injuries, which received a George Polk Award for state reporting, and he was part of the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for coverage of the Surfside, Florida, condominium collapse. A graduate of Florida International University, he is a native Floridian and fluent in Spanish.
Republican-led legislatures have repeatedly thwarted Medicaid expansion in a dozen conservative states, despite high numbers of uninsured residents. In recent years, supporters of expansion have found success with another strategy: letting voters decide. Since 2017, Medicaid expansion has passed in seven states where the issue was put on the ballot, adopting the Affordable Care Act […]