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COVID relief extends Medicaid's pregnancy health insurance benefit to a full year

Mar 19, 2021
In the U.S., Black and Indigenous women are two to three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes in the first year as white women.
The American Rescue Plan allows states to extend pregnancy-based Medicaid to a full year of coverage.
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Workers in food jobs at greatest risk of death in pandemic, study finds

Jan 27, 2021
Low-wage essential workers are dying at higher rates. Public health measures and vaccine distribution are needed to protect them.
Research shows the need for public health measures and vaccine distribution to protect essential workers like those on farms. Above, plastic dividers separate workers on a farm in California.
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How the U.S. measures up when it comes to women's health

Dec 24, 2018
A sweeping new study from the Commonwealth Fund looked at more than 9,000 women in 11 developed countries and found that women in this country pay more for health care than women in the other countries but are less healthy. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.