These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), or just Kaiser Family Foundation, is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. It focuses on major health care issues facing the nation, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. The Foundation states that it is a non-partisan source of facts and analysis, polling and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public and kff.org is known for having the “most up-to-date and accurate information on health policy.” Through Kaiser Health News, KFF’s editorially independent news service dedicated to coverage of health care policy and politics, the Foundation provides coverage of health policy issues and developments at the federal and state levels in the health care marketplace and health care delivery system.
Funded by / Ownership
The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit organization, who’s President and CEO is Dr. Drew Altman. KFF is funded through donations and grants.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Kaiser Family Foundation uses minimally loaded words such as this: An Early Look at State Data for Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas and they source to credible science, .org, and .gov sites. Kaiser is a reliable source for healthcare information that is factual. According to OpenSecrets, since 1992 KFF has donated 95% to Democratic candidates and causes.
A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Kaiser Family Foundation Least Biased based on pro-science based reporting and High for factual reporting due to the use of strong credible sourcing. (2/2/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 9/19/2018)
Latest from Kaiser Family Foundation
One Year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Recovery Has Progressed Slowly in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Health Care Challenges Remain, Particularly in Mental Health
When a Family Member is Detained or Deported, Immigrant Families Often Face Financial Hardship, Physical and Emotional Health Consequences and New Fears of Engaging with Public Programs
The Washington Post/KFF Survey: Nearly a Year After Hurricane Maria, Over 8 in 10 Residents of Puerto Rico Report That the Storm Affected Their Lives in Major Ways, Including Losing Power for Months, Job Losses, Major Housing Damage, Drinking Water Shortages and New or Worsening Health Problems
Poll: The ACA’s Pre-Existing Condition Protections Remain Popular with the Public, including Republicans, As Legal Challenge Looms This Week
KFF/Economist Survey: One in Five Americans Report Always or Often Feeling Lonely or Socially Isolated, Frequently With Physical, Mental, and Financial Consequences