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Published in The Washington PostI realized long ago that there are two separate and very different health-care systems in this country.

Co-published with Erie News NowFacing homelessness, an Erie, Pennsylvania woman turned to Community Shelter Services for help.

Co-published with The GuardianThe US has one of the highest maternal mortality rates among developed countries. Yet Senator Joe Manchin struggles to understand why paid family leave is important.

Co-published with Erie News Now. To get a better understanding of what it is like for those who rely on SNAP benefits, Erie News Now's Jamison Hixenbaugh decided to live on a budget of $31.25 for one

Co-published with The Washington PostCompounding medical crises essentially cut her off from the world.

Co-published with The GuardianThe cycle of buying and selling care homes has led to shortcuts, closures, even fraud – and imperiled vulnerable residents’ health.

Co-published with Pittsburgh City Paper. For people with disabilities, an extended stay in a rehab or nursing facility during a pandemic can be especially worrying.

Co-published with The Guardian. Unequal payment plans drive some corporate nursing home facilities to shed – or in some cases “hospital dump” – residents, distressing delicate elders.

Co-published with Erie News Now. During COVID-19, there is concern that the suicide rate may increase due to stress, anxiety, and other factors.

Co-published with Erie News Now. Other factors include a lack of routine, and concern over the state of stimulus checks.

Co-published with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In southwestern Pennsylvania, an 8-year-old child copes with poverty in her community with the power of storytelling.

Co-published with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. As family financial woes mount and his mother's cancer encroaches, Anthony Brown's mind drifts to a place where he can still be a kid: Horseshoe Island.

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