Healthcare


In this Oct. 17, 2018 photo, a yard sign promoting Initiative 427, the Medicaid Expansion Initiative, is seen in Omaha, Neb. For nearly a decade, opposition to Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans, helping them take every statewide office, dominate the Legislature and hold all of the state's congressional seats. But in the upcoming general election, even the most strident opponents of the Affordable Care Act are acknowledging an odd reality: there's a good chance the voters who support them will also approve a ballot measure expanding Medicaid. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Voters in Red States Expanded Medicaid, Despite Opposition From GOP Leaders. It’s Saved Lives.

More than 4 million people have enrolled in Medicaid coverage during the coronavirus pandemic, a key reason why the nation’s uninsured rate does not appear to have dramatically increased in 2020.

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Northam Plans to Speed Up Vaccine Distribution

RICHMOND – Gov. Ralph Northam assured Virginians in his Wednesday press conference that there’s a path out of the pandemic.

COVID patient in los angeles hospital where workers have to ration care
The COVID Crisis in America’s Largest County Is Forcing Medical Workers to Ration Care

The COVID-19 crisis is battering already-distressed Los Angeles County hospitals, and health officials warn the worst is yet to come.

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Failed Leadership in Georgia Has Hurt Our Health Care. That’s Why My Family Stopped at One Kid.

Georgia has nine counties with no physician whatsoever and seven hospitals have closed since our state refused Medicaid expansion. And yet Perdue and Loeffler refuse to help.

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I’m a Cancer Survivor. Perdue and Loeffler Don’t Care About Georgians Like Me.

Georgians can accept disagreements on the future of our state and this country, but what we cannot accept are senators like Perdue and Loeffler who ignore our best interests and leave us to suffer while pushing their own agendas in Washington.

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Trump’s Immigration Policies Are Kneecapping Nurses Like Me

Until Nov. 8, I was a licensed nurse working on the COVID-19 frontlines. I had three jobs, often spending 19 hours a day at a rehab facility, a home health company, and the department of public health. Then, in early November, the USCIS put me out of work.

Heroes of 2020: Vaccine Trial Volunteers
Heroes of 2020: Three Americans Share Why They Volunteered For COVID Vaccine Trials

Without tens of thousands of volunteers around the world, the US would not currently have two vaccines to battle the coronavirus. These are those volunteers' stories.