Stories tagged: "health care"


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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.

Image courtesy of U.S. Army National Guard/Spc. Hassani Ribera
Nearly 40,000 Health Professionals Have Already Been Vaccinated in Puerto Rico

Long lines and traffic jams have formed during the first weeks of vaccination on the island while the government seeks to develop an appointment system to prevent crowding.

Healthcare worker Daisie Esseie receives a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine from nurse practitioner Hari Leon Joseph at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida on Dec. 18, 2020. Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER.
Two COVID-19 Vaccines Have Arrived in Florida. Who’s Next in Line to Get Vaccinated?

Thousands of Floridian healthcare workers have been vaccinated. Long-term care staff and residents started getting the vaccine Dec. 18

Courtesy of Ashford Presbyterian Hospital; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER
Meet the Nurse Who Administered the First COVID Vaccine in Puerto Rico

Hilda Alemán is the first health practitioner to give an anti-COVID shot on the island, and the fourth person to receive the much-anticipated vaccine.

Georgia has one of the highest uninsured rates in the country. Image via Shutterstock
Loeffler’s Healthcare Plan Could Leave 1.8 Million Georgians With Pre-Existing Conditions Unprotected

“Unfortunately what I learned in [Loeffler's] plan was that she is promoting plans which do not cover pre-existing conditions at all."

Doctor kneels before a distraught patient sick with COVID-19
COVID Hits a Little Differently in Small Rural Hospitals: Everyone Knows Everyone

As Dr. Shane Wilson makes the rounds at the tiny, 25-bed hospital in rural northeastern Missouri, he greets most of his patients by their first names.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock face Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in Georgia's Jan. 5 US Senate runoff elections. If Democrats win, the state of health care in Georgia could drastically improve. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
Georgia Is One of the Sickest States. It Holds the Cure to Healthcare Gridlock.

Georgians are overwhelmingly concerned about health care. But unless Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are elected to the US Senate on Jan. 5, those concerns may go unanswered.