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immigration
immigration

When Being Treated for Cancer Could Get You Deported

What happens when an undocumented immigrant has a life-threatening diagnosis? Even in states with generous care, a patient can face difficult life-and-death choices.
Dan Gorenstein, Kaiser Health News
5.16.18
birth control
birth control

Texas Is Asking for a Pretty Big Change to Medicaid’s Birth Control Program

Medicaid family planning programs reduce unplanned births, but some states are caught in disputes over abortion. The Trump administration is weighing whether to give Texas millions of dollars for its program even though it bars abortion providers.
Phil Galewitz and Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
3.20.18
healthcare
healthcare

I Have Mental Illness and I’m Terrified of Losing Medicaid

The system that's design to the protect the poorest and sickest is using people like me in a potentially life-threatening experiment.
Liz Lazzara
1.25.18
immigration
immigration

Fear of Deportation Is Scaring Legal Immigrants Out of Getting Healthcare

People are afraid their information will be used to find their undocumented relatives.
Jesse Hicks
1.22.18
healthcare
healthcare

If Trump Wants More People to Work, He Should Expand Medicaid Access, Not Shrink It

It doesn’t take a stable genius to understand that sicker people have a harder time finding and holding down a job.
Jason Silverstein
1.12.18
healthcare
healthcare

Trump Administration Will Let States Impose Work Requirements For Medicaid

More than 4 in 10 adults with Medicaid coverage already work full time, and most others either go to school, take care of a relative, or are too sick to work.
Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
1.11.18
Meducation
Meducation

Medicaid Leaves Many Hepatitis C Patients Behind

The price of treatment has dropped for everyone except the most vulnerable patients.
Sony Salzman
12.21.17
healthcare
healthcare

Why Do People Hate Obamacare, Anyway?

It’s not just ideology; a lot of people don’t understand what the law does or how it works.
Julie Rovner
12.6.17
STDs
STDs

Trump Will Make Gonorrhea Great Again

Fucking over healthcare and promoting abstinence-only sex ed will only increase our record STD rates.
Sarika Chawla
11.20.17
healthcare
healthcare

Trump's Tax Plan Will Make Us All Sick

Congress should roundly reject the President’s plan—the health of the nation depends on it.
Kunal Sindhu
11.9.17
healthcare
healthcare

Maine’s Republican Governor Wants to Block Historic Medicaid Vote

Paul LePage has already vetoed five separate bills to expand the healthcare program.
Jesse Hicks
11.8.17
healthcare
healthcare

Why Do We Have Health Insurance Companies Anyway?

Some doctors argue that their patients would fare better paying out of pocket.
Vishal Khetpal
10.13.17