Health Care

Salt Lake County Health Department public health nurses look on during coronavirus testing

Surging COVID-19 Cases Are Overwhelming U.S. Hospitals

Health officials say many hospitals are in desperate need off additional staff.

 | Meg Hilling

Oregon and New Mexico are doing a two-week reset to slow the spread of the virus.

Oregon, New Mexico Order Business Closures Amid Worsening Pandemic

Both states are doing a two-week reset to try to slow the spread.

 | Alex Arger

A demonstrator holds a sign in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Seems Favorable To Keeping Parts Of Obamacare

Questions from justices suggest a reluctance by the court to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

 | Amber Strong

U.S. Supreme Court,Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020

The Affordable Care Act, Once Again, Has Its Day In Court

The Supreme Court is once again set to decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act.

 | Amber Strong

Supreme Court

Supreme Court To Hear Affordable Care Act Case

It's the third time the Affordable Care Act has made it to the Supreme Court, but experts think it's unlikely justices will fully strike it down.

 | Scripps News Staff

California health care worker directs people through a coronavirus testing site

Doctor's Notes Will Be Made Available Electronically For Free

The new rules are part of a federal initiative to give patients easier access to their medical records.

 | Bailey Vogt

Doctor washes hands in New York hospital

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Begins Days Ahead Of Election

Americans in 36 states have until December 15th to enroll in government-arranged health care for 2021.

 | Bailey Vogt

A volunteer receives an injection.

Medicare, Medicaid Will Reportedly Cover COVID-19 Vaccine

The Trump administration plans to announce this week that Medicare and Medicaid will cover the cost of a COVID-19 vaccine for millions of Americans.

 | Briana Koeneman

President Donald Trump

Trump Administration Joins 30 Countries With Anti-Abortion Declaration

The Trump administration signed the anti-abortion declaration Thursday, joining 30 other largely authoritarian countries.

 | Gage Jackson

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in

Health Care Marks Day 1 Of Judge Barrett's Confirmation Hearings

Democrats used opening remarks to focus on future of Obamacare health coverage for 22 million Americans while GOP touted nominee as highly qualified.

 | Alexandra Miller and Stephanie Sandoval

Volunteer receives a shot in March first-stage clinical trial for potential COVID-19 vaccine.

Health Official Says Vaccine To Be Ready In January, Not This Month

The official's timeline contradicts the president, who said a vaccine would be ready before the election.

 | Alex Arger

President Donald Trump holds up an executive order after delivering remarks on healthcare at Charlotte Douglas International

Pres. Trump Unveils Health Care Plan With Similarities To Obamacare

The president said his plan expands affordable insurance options and reduces the cost of prescription drugs.

 | Scripps News Staff

Woman standing at pharmacy counter

President Trump Signs Executive Order To Lower Drug Prices

It's a follow-up on a promise the president made in late July.

 | Nathan Byrne

A postal worker in Pennsylvania.

Experts Warn Of Looming Health Crises Amid Mail Delivery Delay

Millions of Americans could be at risk if their medication regimens are disrupted.

 | Bianca Facchinei

LGBTQ Rights supporters hold signs in front of the Supreme Court

Judge Blocks Trump Admin. Rule On Transgender Health Care Protections

Block said a recent Supreme Court ruling preventing transgender discrimination in the workplace has thrown the rule's legality into question.

 | Bailey Vogt

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, accompanied by President Donald Trump, speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

Arizona Sees Decline In COVID-19 Cases Following Summer Surge

Arizona is recording a drop in reported COVID-19 cases, but doctors warn that could change is people ignore safety measures.

 | Meg Hilling and Kellan Howell

A subject receives a shot in a clinical trial study for a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

Russia Plans To Administer Mass COVID-19 Vaccination By October

Russia plans to be the first country to create a vaccine for the coronavirus but Dr. Anthony Fauci is skeptical testing is being properly done.

 | Alex Arger

Researcher handles blood samples in a vaccine trial at the University of Oxford

House Dems. Argue Trump Admin. Can't Be Trusted To Distribute Vaccine

Leaders from major vaccine makers told a House committee that expedited production won't sacrifice safety, but lawmakers worry about distribution.

 | James Packard

New York Attorney General Letitia James

23 Attorneys General Sue Trump Administration Over Changes To ACA

The attorneys general argue the changes violate the Fifth Amendment's equal protection clause.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

5-year-old Joseph Marotta

Surprise Hurdles Slowed The Last Big Vaccine Race

As dozens of children died in the H1N1 flu outbreak of 2009, unexpected glitches delayed production of a vaccine.

 | Patrick Terpstra

Workers at a coronavirus testing site in Florida

Leaked Task Force Document Highlights Splintered Federal Messaging

A document for the White House Coronavirus Task Force shows 18 states in a so-called coronavirus "red zone", but it wasn't publicly released.

 | James Packard

Patient is removed from Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in San Antonio after COVID-19 outbreak in April.

Study Says 5.4 Million Americans Lost Health Insurance During Pandemic

A study by a universal health care advocacy group says 43 percent of displaced workers lost coverage in states that rejected Medicaid expansion.

 | Peter Hecht

Protesters in front of the CDC on March 6th

CDC Employees Accuse Agency of 'Acts Of Racism'

More than 1,000 workers are calling for the end of a "toxic culture" at the federal health agency.

 | Bailey Vogt

A supporter for the transgender community holds a trans flag.

Trump Admin. To Roll Back Transgender Protections In Homeless Shelters

The proposed new rule would role back the Obama-era Equal Access Rule.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Anthony Fauci

WH Coronavirus Task Force Says Local Responses To Outbreaks Are Key

The task force is keeping an eye on 16 states where cases are rising. Increases in the rate of positive results raise the biggest red flag.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

A technician prepares a COVID-19 collection vial

As Coronavirus Testing Ramps Up, Labs Struggle To Keep Up

Newsy has learned test results are backing up, sometimes taking days to yield results. But states are aggressively pushing to test even more.

 | James Packard

Health care workers at a COVID-19 testing station

Survey Finds Physician Assistants Lack PPE; Thousands More Sidelined

The American Academy of Physician Assistants took a random survey of the nation's PAs to gauge their experiences amid COVID-19.

 | Johannah Grenaway

A pharmaceutical factory worker

Report: WH Order Will Require That Certain Drugs Be Made In U.S.

Bloomberg reports the White House is preparing an executive order to require federal contracts for medical supplies to go to U.S. manufacturers.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

People walk outdoors

27M People May Soon Lose Health Insurance. What Are Their Options?

A report from Kaiser Family Foundation says roughly 6 million workers may not even have Medicaid or the ACA marketplace as options.

 | Amber Strong

A testing laboratory in Sterling, Virginia.

Newsy Analysis: Virus Testing Rates Vary By State

Rhode Island has the best testing rate of any state. Twenty states are clumped at the bottom with the lowest testing rates.

 | Patrick Terpstra