Shefali Luthra, a Kaiser Health News correspondent, covers consumer issues in health care. Her work has appeared in news outlets such as The Washington Post, CNN Health and Previously, she was KHN’s Peggy Girshman Web Reporting Fellow. She also interned at The Texas Tribune, covering the rollout of the 2010 health law, women’s health issues and state politics. She graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature.

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Fact-checking the seventh Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren split sharply at the seventh Democratic presidential primary debate in Des Moines over a CNN story

Team Trump says administration’s action on health care ‘is working.’ Is it?

The impact of the Trump administration’s health policies is not as clear-cut as the president’s reelection campaign suggests.

Fact-checking the fifth Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta

The impeachment inquiry and voter suppression were center stage during the fifth Democratic presidential debate.

What do GOP efforts to undo Affordable Care Act mean for pre-existing conditions?

At a Tampa Bay Times forum, Florida Democratic Party chair Terrie Rizzo said that coverage for pre-existing conditions is in danger if Republicans get their way. We explain the litigation. 

Fact-checking the Ohio Democratic presidential debate

Twelve presidential candidates assembled in Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, on Oct. 15 for the fourth and largest Democratic primary debate so far.

Fact-checking Trump's claims about Medicare at The Villages in Florida

As part of the president’s outline of key health policy concerns, his wide-ranging speech touched on a variety of hot-button issues.

Health care gets heated on night 2 of the Democratic presidential debate

Though the candidates tended to agree on the end goal of universal coverage, differences emerged over how to get there.

‘Medicare for All' emerges as early divide in first Democratic presidential primary debate

Only two candidates went all-in for single-payer. 

Curing cancer: easy politics, difficult science

As the 2020 campaign season kicks off, both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden say they’ll cure cancer. If only it were that simple.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kick-off in Florida

President Donald Trump launched his re-election bid in the key state of Florida. We fact-checked his claims about the economy, the wall with Mexico and abortion.