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 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 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 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.