Healthcare


Mandela Barnes and Dave Heide
‘We’re Struggling’: Wisconsin Restaurateur Says BadgerCare Expansion Would Be Good for Business

Cooks and servers want to return to work, but also want health care. Republicans have already said they plan to quickly gavel out a special session on BadgerCare expansion that Gov. Tony Evers called last week.

Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer Biontech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School on May 3, 2021 in Ridley, Pa. "It feels good, I'm happy I can protect myself and other," Day said after getting the shot.  (Photo by Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images)
FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 12 and Up

The US Food and Drug Administration expanded its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, taking a huge step in the overall vaccination effort and bringing incalculable relief to many parents. It’s the news so many have been waiting for: Children 12 and older can now safely get the COVID-19 vaccine. The US...

Renita Webb, of Alamance County, is in the health care coverage gap and wants NC lawmakers to join other states in expanding Medicaid to adults like her (Image via Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
NC Mother: Lawmakers Should Give Up Their Health Care if They Won’t Expand Medicaid

North Carolina's lawmakers have rejected federal money to expand Medicaid and provide health care to up to 600,000 struggling adults.

A North Carolina family in 2019 in Charlotte's Romare Bearden Park. A new $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief bill promises financial aid for families. (Image via Shutterstock)
Why North Carolina Parents Might Be the Big Winners in the Federal COVID Relief Bill

Monthly payments to parents? Feds' $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill promises changes for North Carolina families, businesses, and schools.

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.

(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER)
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.