Even the highest paid middle-aged Americans have higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and mental health conditions than do their English peers.
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“Just focusing on renters will not be enough to prevent a financial crisis like the crisis of 2007-08. We need comprehensive solutions.”
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Medical debt can prolong stretches of homelessness, according to a new study in King County, Washington.
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Insurance coverage for infertility treatments reduces maternal mortality by 20% among white women, research finds.
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Is your neighborhood raising your coronavirus risk? Redlining decades ago set communities up for greater danger
Neighborhood characteristics like pollution from busy roads, widespread public transit use and lack of community-based health care are putting certain communities at greater risk from COVID-19.
May 26, 2020 • ~11 min
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"If we could decide as a nation to change everything" to remove out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 care, why not things like diabetes and pregnancy, too?
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Reopening state economies too soon risks a second wave of the pandemic, and a surge in medical costs. Anyone who pays insurance premiums and taxes will be picking up the tab.
May 4, 2020 • ~8 min
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There's no reason for health care insurance to be tied to employment in the United States, an expert argues. That's especially true as we face a pandemic.
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Almost all respondents in a new survey say they want dental insurance added to Medicare coverage. The report also shows cost is a barrier to dental health.
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A new study estimates that mangroves prevent over $65 billion in damage from coastal storms every year, and says mangrove protection should be funded in the same way as infrastructure like seawalls.
March 10, 2020 • ~8 min
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