Medical Residents Nationwide Are Unionizing. What Does That Mean for the Future of Healthcare?
Co-published with Grid. Young physicians in training are being squeezed by labor shortages, inflation and long hours.
I’ve Been Plagued by Medical Debt for Years. Here’s What Happened When I Tried to Pay a $2 Medical Bill.
Co-published with Slate. Recent changes—and more coming in early 2023—could bring some relief to a very broken system.
How to Kill a Rural Hospital
Co-published with The Nation. In Gallup, New Mexico, doctors and community members are rallying to save Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital.
The Trap Doors and Dead Ends of Trying to Get Treated for Long Covid
Co-published with The New Republic. Experts say the long-Covid crisis will mirror the pandemic itself, creating a “tsunami of disability” that will take a disproportionate toll on …
Rural Tennessee Is Losing More Hospitals Than Anywhere in the U.S., But COVID Isn’t Fully to Blame
Co-published with 100 Days in Appalachia. Communities across Appalachia, especially in Tennessee, are struggling to maintain hospital care.
In Southwest Virginia, Reestablishing a Rural Hospital System Requires Rebuilding Trust
Co-published with 100 Days in Appalachia. With any hospital merger or acquisition, there’s a fear that those most in need, those in the most remote communities, will be …
‘This Isn’t a Dying Coal Town’: A West Virginia Community Is Rethinking Health Care and Succeeding
Co-published with 100 Days in Appalachia. Rural communities throughout America are struggling with the question of how to continue to provide hospital care.
Appalachia’s Hospital Closures Are a Slow-Motion Health Care Emergency
Co-published with The Nation. Unless there are drastic changes to how we apportion health care in this country, the future of rural care will be either …
‘Let’s Save Some Lives’: A Doctor’s Journey Into the Pandemic
Co-published with WIRED. Andrew Ibrahim was just finishing his surgical residency in Michigan when the coronavirus surge hit. It took a lifetime’s lessons to face the …
Stop Hospitals From Hounding Poor Patients
Co-published with OtherWords. No family should have to worry about a hospital taking them to court when their loved one is connected to a ventilator.
The Cost of a Miscarriage
Co-published with Slate. Women need more options when dealing with the emotional—and financial—cost of a lost pregnancy.