Stories tagged: "health care"


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Here’s How to Apply for Health Insurance If You Lost Your Job Because of Coronavirus

Under the ACA, people who experience “qualifying life events,” such as losing their jobs, can enroll in a health insurance plan on the individual markets.

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I’m a Hospice Nurse. Here’s Why I Chose to Step Away From the Job I Love During Coronavirus.

"I didn’t sign up to go into battle without battle gear. What good is it going to do if we all soldier on and get sick?

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Trump Refuses to Reopen Healthcare Enrollment Even As Millions Lose Jobs

The decision not to reopen the federal health insurance marketplace came down the same day the president announced a forecast of up to 240,000 deaths due to coronavirus.

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Republicans Still Want to Take Health Care Away From 20 Million Americans—in the Middle of a Pandemic

The 2010 healthcare law provided tens of millions of Americans with health care and guaranteed coverage for the 135 million Americans under 65 who live with pre-existing conditions.

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The Grim Calculations Hospitals Will Have to Make During Coronavirus

As many as 900,000 coronavirus patients in the U.S. could need ventilators. Yet one group estimates the country has only 200,000, many of which already are being used by other patients.

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Hospitals Often Send Homeless Patients Back Onto Streets. This Project Aims to Stop That.

A new project aims to help Phoenix-area hospitals avoid "patient dumping" by providing somewhere for them to go when their treatment is over.

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How America’s Health Insurance System Could Make the Coronavirus Outbreak Even Worse

In 2018, 28 million American adults did not have coverage, and one in five went without needed medical care due to cost.