Michelle Faust Raghavan

Health Care Reporter

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Michelle Faust Raghavan is a health care reporter at KPCC with a focus on health policy.

Faust Raghavan’s first foray into health policy reporting was for WXXI Public Broadcasting in Rochester, New York. In 2014, she was one of few public media reporters covering New York State’s first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act.

Since she began in broadcast journalism, Faust Raghavan has hosted Morning Edition for KAWC in Yuma, Arizona, reported for the public health news collaborative Side Effects Public Media, and covered education policy for StateImpact Ohio at Ideastream in Cleveland.

Faust Raghavan is a multimedia journalist who has written for print, web, radio, and television. Her reporting has been on NPR national newscasts, Tell Me More with Michel Martin, NPR’s flagship news magazines Morning Edition and Here & Now. Faust Raghavan’s stories have been recognized by the New York State Associated Press Association and won regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for innovation and breaking news.

Dedicated to developing the profession, Faust Raghavan is lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, volunteers with other local journalism organizations, and has mentored for the Next Generation Radio public radio journalist training project.

A lover of languages, Faust Raghavan was a full-time Spanish professor in a previous career.

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Stories by Michelle Faust Raghavan

300,000 protest Trump at Women's March in Los Angeles

Marches in L.A., San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento are among some 200 planned around the world this weekend in opposition to Trump policies and to protest sexual assault and harassment.

Your guide to the SoCal Women's Marches

Community groups are preparing for the second year of the Women's March. We've got a list of rallies kicking off Saturday and the roads that will be closed.

4 things you need to know about flu medication

As the deaths toll from this year’s flu rises and pharmacies are taxed, here are a flu things you may want to know about the medication.

Candidates for California's next governor battle to separate themselves

It got heated — and personal — when the six major candidates met on stage at USC to discuss the issues facing California.

3 things to listen for at the gubernatorial town hall Saturday

It will be the first time the candidates have faced each other in public to answer questions.

The flu is back — with a vengeance

This flu season has been worse than usual, and the influx of sickies is testing the capacity of clinics and hospitals.

Denti-Cal has more bite in 2018

The new year means the state will once again cover things like root canals and partial dentures for adults on Medi-Cal. The legislature limited coverage during the Great Recession.

A picture of health in 2017: The year's top stories

California saw pushback against efforts to repeal Obamacare, a campaign for universal health care and a new law requiring transparency on some drug price hikes.

In light of #MeToo, how teenagers are talking about consent and harassment

A new project spearheaded by the National Council of Jewish Women’s Los Angeles chapter is inspiring conversations among teenagers in Los Angeles to talk about sexual harassment and consent.

How teens are teaching each other the meaning of consent

Los Angeles high schoolers in The Talk Project lead workshops for fellow teens about how to understand and deal with sexual harassment and assault.

GOP tax plan expected to preserve medical expense deduction

Lawmakers have agreed to keep the medical expense deduction, according to reports from NPR. The deduction provides tax relief to an estimated million California households.

Deadline extended for January Covered California plans

Dec. 22 is now the last day to sign up for Covered California health insurance policies that begin Jan. 1. Procrastinators will still have a little more time.

Creek Fire burns 11,337 acres in Sylmar, Lake View Terrace, Shadow Hills

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for areas of Sylmar, Lake View Terrace and Shadow Hills. The fire is 0 percent contained, officials said.

Senate tax plans has huge implications for Californians

After much back and forth, it appears now that the Senate is close to pushing through a massive re-write of the tax bill. After hours and hours of negotiations and deal-making, leading Senate Republicans say they have enough votes to get the job done.

LA teams up with texting-based crisis counseling service

The city will promote Crisis Text Line, which helps people dealing with everything from suicidal thoughts to sexual assault, in return for data on the kinds of challenges users face.