Stories tagged: "healthcare"


AP File Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
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.

Image via Shutterstock
These States Expanded Medicaid. This Is What Happened to Their Cancer Death Rates.

Cancer deaths have dropped more in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act than in states that did not, new research reveals.

Judge Justin Walker is sworn in prior to testifying before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Walker's nomination to be a U.S. circuit judge for the District of Columbia Circuit on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
The Fate of Health Care for Millions Could Be in the Hands of Mitch McConnell’s Protégé

Democrats say Justin Walker’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals could threaten the health of millions of Americans protected by the Affordable Care Act, which the Trump administration is challenging in court.

Image via Shutterstock
Vaccinations Are Dropping During Coronavirus. Doctors Warn That Could Lead to Big Problems.

The Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics conducted a survey of more than 100 pediatric providers in the state and found the pandemic is having a significant impact on how many vaccinations doctors have given children.

Image via Shutterstock
Trump Administration Wants to Let Doctors Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

“This is in so many ways shocking—even for this administration—to announce that it intends to finalize this rule that would limit access to health care for so many vulnerable populations in the midst of a public health crisis."

Image via Shutterstock
What It’s Like to Fight Brain Cancer Amid Coronavirus

The day of the surgery finally came and I felt a nascent paranoid dread. Before saying goodbye, I hugged my children as though I might not see them again for a long, long time.