Published in The Washington Post. I realized long ago that there are two separate and very different health-care systems in this country.
Co-published with Erie News Now. Facing homelessness, an Erie, Pennsylvania woman turned to Community Shelter Services for help.
Co-published with The Guardian. The US has one of the highest maternal mortality rates among developed countries. Yet Senator Joe Manchin struggles to understand why paid family leave …
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 …
Co-published with The Washington Post. Compounding medical crises essentially cut her off from the world.
Co-published with The Guardian. The 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 …
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.