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Nathan Tauger

Nathan Tauger is interested in health, politics, and policy. He has written for Nursing Clio, the Guardian, and BBC Science. He lives in Morgantown, West Virginia and tweets @NTauger.

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Grandma Underground: The 80,000 Kids in Kin Care

Nathan Tauger

In the wake of the opioid crisis, kinship and foster care systems in Kentucky have been stretched to the limit, with the number of children in the homes of relatives or close family friends rising by over 50 percent. It is not clear how elderly kin will afford to care for these children.