Stories tagged: "health care"


Coverage gaps in covid care
COVID Patients Are Slipping Through the Coverage Cracks and Getting Big Bills

Melissa Szymanski spent five hours in a Hartford, Connecticut, emergency room in late March and wound up with bills totaling about $3,200.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on his way to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on September 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump was traveling to Minnesota for a fundraising event and a campaign rally, one day before getting diagnosed with COVID-19. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
The Average American Spends 15 Times More on Health Care Than Trump Paid in Federal Income Taxes in 2017

The average person spent $11,172 on health care in 2018, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services—15 times the amount Trump paid in federal income taxes a year earlier.

Healthcare is one of the reasons Harmony Lloyd's mother, center, is voting for Joe Biden. (Photo provided by Harmony Lloyd)
My Parents Are Lifelong Republicans, but Healthcare Is Bringing Them to Biden

Here's how a Michigan family's journey to care for their paraplegic wife and mother has led to life changing decisions and first-time discussions in 2020.

Photo courtesy of The Gender Spectrum Collection.
Legal Win for LGBTQ Groups This Week Reminds Us That Lower Courts Matter Too

A federal judge appointed by former President Barack Obama ruled in favor of LGBTQ activists fighting against the Trump administration’s legal doctrine permitting discrimination of transgender individuals seeking medical care.

Image courtesy Shutterstock/Gorodenkoff.
I’m an Emergency Room Doctor. The USPS Crisis Is a Life or Death Matter for Many.

The Postal Service is a crucial part of health care for millions of Americans. And making sure the mail is delivered on time through the election is only a small part of the battle.

Graphic via Desirée Tapia
‘Absolute Game Changer’: How the Affordable Care Act Helped Save the Lives of People With HIV

If the conservative-leaning Supreme Court ultimately strikes down the healthcare law, it could set America back years in its fight against HIV/AIDS, taking the country back to a time when the virus posed a deadlier threat than it currently does.

Veterans and soldiers face delayed medicines if postal service budget cuts continue.
Veterans Stare Down Another Health Crisis as USPS Delays Affect Arrival of Medicine

Veterans receive 120 million prescriptions in the mail every year—and recent GOP budget cuts to the Postal Service mean that their health care and lives are on the line.