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Clinicians Call for Making COVID-19 Emergency Telehealth Benefits Permanent
August 21, 2020
Elizabeth Morrison, Elizabeth Horevitz
Behavioral Health, Telehealth
Telehealth has shown itself to be a critical tool for increasing access to vital behavioral health services and reducing health inequity.
Medicaid Is Essential for Workers as COVID-19 Spreads
August 17, 2020
Xenia Shih Bion
Expanding Health Coverage, Medi-Cal, Health Equity
Stories That Caught Our Attention: On August 4, Missouri voters narrowly approved the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program via ballot initiative, making it the second politically right-leaning state to do so during the pandemic.
The Health Care System Has the Black Community in a Choke Hold
August 4, 2020
A system that is literally supposed to help those who can’t breathe is figuratively applying a choke hold to Black people by sending them home to die when they say, "I can’t breathe."
San Francisco Puts Community Paramedics on Front Lines of the Pandemic
July 28, 2020
Homelessness & Health Care, Workforce
It's no easy task to find people who lack shelter, have substance use disorders, and mistrust authorities — and then persuade them to move into a quarantine site.