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‘A new normal’: Student health care workers share their struggles to balance work, school

Paige Ottaviano has been working as a transporter at UPMC Presybterian during the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 30, 2020
Some of these student health care workers shared their experiences, including a changing work environment and how the personal protective equipment shortage has impacted them.

Editorial: Strong economy not responsible for increase in uninsured children

More than 1 million children around the country were taken off the two main health programs for low-income children.
October 22, 2019
A closer look at the situation suggests that immigration policy as well as state and federal actions aimed at reducing fraud have pushed these children out of health care coverage.

Democrats, Republicans face off on health care

Pitt College Republicans' Corey Barsky (far left) and Phil Saggese (center left) listen as Pitt College Democrats' Mackenzie Coat (center right) and Maureen Hartwell (far right) speak during Monday evening’s health-care debate.
February 5, 2019
Pitt College Republicans member Corey Barsky noted early in a Monday night debate against the College Democrats that health care is an issue that brings out passion from both ends of the political spectrum.

Editorial: Trump breaks promises on CHIP funding

Doctors organized a march for health care through Oakland in April. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)
October 15, 2017

Policy changes stalling have been a hallmark of President Donald Trump’s first several months in office. But for a politician who’s promised health “insurance for everybody,” Trump should find...

Editorial: Graham-Cassidy plan ruins progress and instills division

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) speaks as Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) listen during a news conference on health care on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
September 20, 2017

On one side of the aisle, U.S. lawmakers are tackling the issue of health care with the broadest strokes possible by introducing a constitutional amendment that affirms access to health care as a basic...

Editorial: Health care proposal detracts from urgent issues

September 13, 2017

The last health care bill Congress voted on would have left 22 million Americans without health care. Thankfully, it failed — but in its place are radical new suggestions. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.)...

When representatives don’t represent, don’t reelect

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) walks to the senate chamber on July 28, 2017 before voting against the Skinny Repeal bill, which would have repealed the Affordable Care Act. (Alex Edelman/Zuma Press/TNS)
August 27, 2017

How does something extremely unpopular become law in our democracy? Congress. Over the past few months I have attempted to keep up with fast-paced news like the GOP’s health care bill’s rapid push...

Editorial: Toomey is either lying or misinformed, and it will hurt Pennsylvanians

Protestors hold a cutout of Sen. Pat Toomey at a
June 27, 2017

Regardless of what Sen. Pat Toomey may say, the new Senate health care bill does cut federal spending to Medicaid, and does so in a significant way. Medicaid is a federal program designed to provide...

Sanders criticizes GOP health care bill at Pittsburgh rally

Bernie Sanders called the GOP health care bill
June 25, 2017

If the 1,600 people at Saturday’s health care rally take Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ advice, Republican senators’ phone lines will be busy all week. The former presidential candidate, along with...

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