Activists from eight Southern states have formed a new coalition to urge Medicaid expansion. Of the 12 states that have not expanded Medicaid since the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, eight are in the South. Nine out of 10 people who fall in the so-called “coverage gap” — [...]
The South is a region where few states have expanded Medicaid, a decision driven in part by the politics of expanding a program tied to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
The Covid-19 pandemic laid bare the problems with the South’s fragmented, patchwork health care system. Nine out of 10 people in the United States who fall into the “coverage gap” live in the South. The region leads the country in high rates of chronic disease and each year we see more and more hospitals shuttering across the rural South.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to everyday life for everyone in the United States, but it is disproportionately affecting Black Americans. Black Americans are being hospitalized and dying at a higher rate than most other groups in America. Reckon’s Dez Wilson, along with friends, healthcare professionals and more, [...]
By Christopher Harress Reckon Staff Writer I always thought I was mostly unflappable. I’d served in the British Royal Navy for four years back when I was just a young lad of only 19. I took part in mid-Atlantic drug busts and humanitarian missions in West Africa, all while living [...]
Abstinence only sex ed, poor access to health care linked to high cervical cancer, sexually transmitted infection rates
UAB's Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo discusses potential vaccines, hospital capacity, school safety and more.
By Dez Wilson Harry Wills Jr., a Birmingham, Ala., police officer recently shared his story of battling COVID-19 on TikTok. Wills is the father of four children, with his oldest recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Wills explained on TikTok that he passed out at work in mid-June, one day [...]
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