Sarah Jane Tribble

Sarah Jane Tribble

Sarah Jane Tribble, senior correspondent for KFF Health News, covers the state of health care in rural America. Previously, she produced award-winning coverage on prescription drug prices and the rare-disease drug industry. Tribble has also covered health care for Cleveland’s NPR and PBS affiliate and spent more than a decade as a staff writer for newspapers across the country.

Black, rural southern women at gravest risk from pregnancy miss out on maternal health aid

By: - June 23, 2023

As maternal mortality skyrockets in the United States, a federal program created to improve rural maternity care has bypassed Black mothers, who are at the highest risk of complications and death related to pregnancy. The grant-funded initiative, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration, began rolling out four years ago and, so far, has […]

A bitter battle over the ‘orphan drug’ program leaves patients’ pocketbooks at risk

By: - May 2, 2023

A prescription drug that helps Lore Wilkinson walk and talk despite a rare muscle disease cost her so little for more than a decade that she didn’t even use her insurance to pay for it. But now, her Medicare insurance is shelling out about $40,000 for a one-month supply of the drug, and she fears […]