Samantha Liss

Samantha Liss

Samantha Liss is midwest correspondent for KFF Health News. She is an award-winning journalist who has covered the business of health care for the past decade. Her reporting at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch prompted dialysis provider DaVita to stop steering Medicaid patients into higher-paying private plans. Her work also helped spur a 2018 Missouri bill intended to protect patients from surprise medical bills. She is a proud native of the Midwest and based in St. Louis. She is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.

Medicaid ‘unwinding’ breeds chaos in states as millions lose coverage

By: , , and - November 2, 2023

More than two dozen people lined up outside a state public assistance office in Montana before it opened to ensure they didn’t get cut off from Medicaid. Callers in Missouri and Florida reported waiting on hold for more than two hours on hotlines to renew their Medicaid coverage. The parents of a disabled man in […]

Who polices hospitals merging across markets? States give different answers

By: - September 28, 2023

St. Louis’ largest health system, BJC HealthCare, plans to merge with Kansas City’s second-largest, Saint Luke’s Health System, uniting more than 28 hospitals on both sides of Missouri by the end of this year. The merger, which would span markets 250 miles apart and include facilities in neighboring Kansas and Illinois, is just one of […]