States scrambling with Medicaid enrollments climbing

Nov 30, 2020
Will a surge in enrollments prompted by the pandemic mean cuts to benefits?
Medical workers walk outside of a special coronavirus intake area at hospital in Brooklyn earlier this year.
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With COVID-19 hitting hospitals hard, home births are on the rise

Nov 20, 2020
One reason some mothers choose at-home birth is they don’t feel they will be heard or taken care of in a hospital setting.
Home births were the norm at the turn of the previous century, and so were midwives, said historian and nurse midwife Michelle Drew.
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In some isolated rural areas, COVID-19 is hitting hard

Nov 13, 2020
Grundy County, Tennessee, is seeing new cases of COVID-19 every day, but health services are not readily available there.
In Tennessee, the National Guard has resumed running weekend drive-thru testing sites in rural communities, where COVID-19 testing is sometimes only available at the local health department.
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Supreme Court once again weighs future of Obamacare

More than 20 million people would lose health insurance if the Supreme Court invalidates the Affordable Care Act.
"Without the Affordable Care Act, anyone trying to buy their own insurance, with a preexisting condition, would likely be denied," says Larry Levitt, executive vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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Change in the White House means changing plans for some businesses

Nov 9, 2020
Companies large and small are getting ready for changes in trade, taxes and health care policy.
Then-Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris deliver remarks in August in Wilmington, Delaware.
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How losing a job can make the pandemic worse

Oct 15, 2020
For most Americans, losing work means losing health insurance. And the uninsured are 75% less likely to see a doctor if they need to, one expert says.
A doctor prepares to take blood from a patient for a COVID-19 antibody test in Miami Lakes, Florida.
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How to find health care after a layoff in a pandemic

With the Affordable Care Act back in the spotlight, we break down the available options.
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Pence, Harris spar over the future of the ACA in VP debate

Harris said the Trump administration would take away Obamacare's protections for people with preexisting conditions.
"President Trump and I have a plan to improve health care and protect preexisting conditions for every American," Vice President Mike Pence said. But he did not offer any further details.
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Despite the pandemic, some jobs in health care have declined

Oct 8, 2020
And with the rise in the use of telemedicine, some job losses, specifically in administrative services, may be permanent.
Doctors and nurses confer in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland.
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Cyberattack hits major hospital chain Universal Health Services

Sep 29, 2020
There were anecdotal reports of disrupted operations at various hospitals.
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