Stories tagged: "health care"


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Dr. William Félix’s Journey From Treating High-Performance Athletes to COVID Patients

The Puerto Rican sports physician traveled the world with the NBA. When the pandemic hit, helping COVID-19 patients became his calling in life.

Veterans to McSally: COVID-19 is Killing Us — Do Something

Veterans have expressed frustration that GOP leaders are putting their health at risk by promoting an untested drug as a potential coronavirus medication.

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Laid-Off Puerto Rican Nurse Is Treated Like a Hero in NJ

In just a matter of days, José Santiago had to move and start a new life after losing his job in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

Judge Justin Walker is sworn in prior to testifying before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Walker's nomination to be a U.S. circuit judge for the District of Columbia Circuit on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
The Fate of Health Care for Millions Could Be in the Hands of Mitch McConnell’s Protégé

Democrats say Justin Walker’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals could threaten the health of millions of Americans protected by the Affordable Care Act, which the Trump administration is challenging in court.

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Why COVID-19 Death Rates In Rural North Carolina Are Staggering

Often thought to be just an urban problem, the coronavirus has taken a grim toll in some of North Carolina's most remote parts.

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Trump Administration Wants to Let Doctors Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

“This is in so many ways shocking—even for this administration—to announce that it intends to finalize this rule that would limit access to health care for so many vulnerable populations in the midst of a public health crisis."

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2,000 Hospital Employees Are About to Lose Their Jobs in Puerto Rico

After financial aid was not approved, hospitals are at crossroads with investments to attend COVID-19 and low occupancy.