Stories tagged: "healthcare"


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My Parents Are Undocumented Immigrants. I’m Voting in North Carolina Because They Can’t.

A first-generation American and NC community college student tells us why immigrant rights and women’s rights are driving her to vote.

Romelia Navarro, right, is comforted by nurse Michele Younkin as she weeps while sitting at the bedside of her dying husband, Antonio, in St. Jude Medical Center's COVID-19 unit in Fullerton, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Saving Lives and Risking Their Own, Nurses’ Biggest Fear Is Still Bringing COVID-19 Home

Nurses have been on the frontlines of the pandemic since it began. As cases continue to surge across most of the U.S., many worry about bringing the virus home. These are the stories from one California COVID-19 ward.

Lara Americo knows first-hand how hard it is to find adequate care as a transgender patient. Image via subject
How Trump’s Rollbacks Are Going to Risk Trans Patients’ Lives

“This guy was about to put me to sleep, and I’m depending on him for my life. And he starts asking me about my transition."

In this March 25, 2020, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. gives a thumbs up as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, where a deal has been reached on a coronavirus bill. Overwhelmed Kentucky and New York officials face a deluge of mail-in votes that are likely to delay results for days in high-profile congressional primaries on Tuesday, June 23. There's a lot of interest in two contests in particular. One involves former Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath's fight for the Democratic nomination to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Prices of 42 Drugs Have Increased Since July 1. But McConnell Still Won’t Hold a Vote About It.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is still refusing to hold a vote on bipartisan bills to address rising drug costs.

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The GOP Wants to Repeal the ACA During a Pandemic. Democrats Are Trying to Expand Coverage.

If the Affordable Care Act is struck down, tens of millions of Americans would lose coverage and protections for pre-existing conditions.

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‘We Didn’t Know How Long This Was Going to Last’: Nurses in Arizona COVID Ward Speak Out

Nurses and doctors on the front lines have had to restructure every action and routine of both their work and personal lives because of the virus.

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Senate Republicans Snub Coronavirus Relief Bill in Favor of Another Conservative Judge Hearing

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a confirmation hearing for Cory Wilson, a staunch opponent to reproductive healthcare and the Affordable Care Act.