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Low Wages and Pandemic Gut Staffing Support for Those With Disabilities

Fitness & Health: Ernestine “Erma” Bryant likes her job, but the pay is a problem. She works in a caregiver…

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The Solution to Au Pairs’ Health Coverage Gaps May Be Simple: ACA Plans

Fitness & Health: Bryce Covert In 2016, Isis Mabel, of Mexico, wanted to improve her English. On advice from an…

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After Pandemic Ravaged Nursing Homes, New State Laws Protect Residents

Fitness & Health: When the coronavirus hit Martha Leland’s Connecticut nursing home last year, she and dozens of other residents…

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California Lawmakers Push Feds to Allow a Therapy That Pays Meth Users to Abstain

Fitness & Health: In his multiple attempts to overcome a methamphetamine addiction that ground through two decades of his life,…

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Expanding Insurance Coverage Is Top Priority for New Medicare-Medicaid Chief

Fitness & Health: The new head of the federal agency that oversees health benefits for nearly 150 million Americans and…

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In California, Nursing Home Owners Can Operate After They’re Denied a License

Fitness & Health: Aaron Mendelson, KPCC and Elly Yu, KPCC The pandemic has highlighted poor care in America’s nursing homes,…

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Enough to Wreck Their Rest: $10,322 for a Sleep Study

Fitness & Health: José Mendoza’s snoring was bad — but the silence when he stopped breathing was even worse for…

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Hit by Higher Prices for Gear, Doctors and Dentists Want Insurers to Pay

Fitness & Health: Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News SACRAMENTO — Treating patients has become more expensive during the pandemic, and…

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Indiana’s Medicaid Expansion — Designed by Pence and Verma — Panned in Federal Report

Fitness & Health: Indiana’s Medicaid expansion — with its “personal responsibility” provisions that require enrollees to pay monthly premiums and…

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Covid Cases Plummet 83% Among Nursing Home Staffers Despite Vaccine Hesitancy

Fitness & Health: Joan Phillips, a certified nursing assistant in a Florida nursing home, loved her job but dreaded the…

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