The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pitt’s COVID-19 community risk shifts from low to medium

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor May 24, 2022
Pitt officials said Friday that Allegheny County’s COVID-19 Community Level has shifted from low to medium risk due the current increased impact on the health care system.
Allison Hansen: Serving on the front lines

Allison Hansen: Serving on the front lines

By Matthew Monroy, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2021
For most of the COVID-19 pandemic, Allison Hansen worked 12-hour hospital shifts taking vital signs, testing blood sugar levels and guiding patients on laps around the hallways — often in the densest COVID-19 areas of UPMC Passavant.
Paige Ottaviano has been working as a transporter at UPMC Presybterian during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer 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.
More than 1 million children around the country were taken off the two main health programs for low-income children.

Editorial: Strong economy not responsible for increase in uninsured children

By The Pitt News Editorial Board 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.
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.

Democrats, Republicans face off on health care

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer 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.
Doctors organized a march for health care through Oakland in April. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

Editorial: Trump breaks promises on CHIP funding

By The Pitt News Editorial Board 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...

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)

Editorial: Graham-Cassidy plan ruins progress and instills division

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 21, 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

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 14, 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.)...

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)

When representatives don’t represent, don’t reelect

By Saket Rajprohat | Senior Columnist August 28, 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...

Protestors hold a cutout of Sen. Pat Toomey at a Tuesdays with Toomey in February.  (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

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

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 28, 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...

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