Tag Archives: Health

Feds approve Georgia health insurance changes sought by Kemp

ATLANTA — Georgia will become the first state to offer federally subsidized health insurance to its residents only through private brokers under a plan being approved by President Donald Trump‘s administration. A separate part of the plan would offer Medicaid to some of the state’s poorest able-bodied adults, but only on the condition that they… Read More »

Covid: What is the mental health cost to the young?

Young people’s risk of becoming ill with Covid-19 is tiny – but could the long-term mental health impact of virus restrictions be far more damaging? Thousands of students are in enforced self-isolation at universities, and thousands more children are missing out on school because of positive Covid tests in their midst. This follows nearly four… Read More »

Discrimination Against LGBTQ Adults Contributes to Their Poorer Heart Health

Washington, October 8: More than half of LGBTQ adults and 70 percent of those who are transgender or gender non-conforming report experiencing some form of discrimination, including the use of harsh or abusive language, from a health care professional. A new American Heart Association Scientific Statement, “Assessing and Addressing Cardiovascular Health in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,… Read More »

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Election Preview: What’s Next for Health?

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Voters say health issues — from the Affordable Care Act to COVID-19 to prescription drug prices — are important considerations in the November general election. But which issues are truly moving voters to participate in a year as politically polarized as 2020? Former Vice President… Read More »