Ben Rockwell is a 68-year-old retired nurse with Parkinson’s disease and a long list of other health problems. He has to juggle two government health plans to make sure he gets the care he needs, but over the past two decades, he’s gotten good at it.
Author: Angela Woodall
California’s ambitious plan to enroll former prison and jail inmates in health insurance as part of an expansion funded by the Affordable Care Act has been foiled by an applications logjam, administrative errors and bureaucratic roadblocks.
Michael Williams, who has cerebral palsy, has seen the same network of doctors for decades under two government health plans. But on May 1, California began an initiative that will change the way he and 460,000 other low-income patients get care.
Amber Yeager walked into a recruiter’s office 15 years ago in Sacramento and enlisted in the Army. She was 24, the mother of a toddler and desperate to escape violence and abuse at home, first as a young girl then as a wife. College was the only way she saw out and the Army was the only way to pay for it. The military barred single mothers so she stayed married. “I wanted a better life for my daughter,” Yeager said.
The Rancho slaughterhouse was a critical piece of the supply chain for sustainable, local meat, leaving consumers with fewer alternatives to factory-farmed meats, despite the growing demand.
But advocates say the law has a long way to go to make trans men and women visible in a system that makes them invisible By Angela Woodall Not long ago, Tiffany Woods received a letter from her doctor that it was time to have a regular cancer screening. Millions of women receive similar notices for cervical cancer prevention every year. Only Woods was born
In a war, both men and women will suffer from trauma. But researchers are finding that the way women hurt is different from men, especially when it comes to veterans who reported military sexual trauma.
Understanding of the Affordable Care Act, the national health care program most people know simply as “Obamacare,” can be difficult for the savviest of consumers. Now scammers pretending to be from the government are poised to take advantage of confusion swirling around health care reform by trying to charge for fake “Obamacare cards” and falsely threatening to throw people in jail unless they buy insurance.