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

Graduate students march to the Cathedral of Learning on Friday to deliver their health insurance petition to the Office of the Provost.

‘Direct attack’: Health insurance hikes push graduate students’ budgets to the breaking point

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer September 4, 2023
Many students at Pitt who are hospitalized may hit their out-of-pocket maximum of $4,200 by the end of the academic year. That’s 21% of the minimum stipend for graduate workers — an unacceptable burden, students affected by the changes say.
Opinion | Birth control access is still a problem — even in 2023

Opinion | Birth control access is still a problem — even in 2023

By Emily O'Neil, Staff Columnist June 27, 2023
Birth control has changed since its initial creation and is now, finally, less stigmatized in society. However, unfortunately this does not mean it is easy for individuals who have a menstrual cycle to get access to birth control. 
Pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass., June 15, 2018. For millennials with chronic medical conditions — or those raising kids with chronic conditions — health care can be an enormous monthly expense.

Editorial | The United States needs to medically insure more people — not fewer

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 3, 2023
A Texas judge’s ruling that eliminates the requirement that private health insurers fully cover preventive care services at no cost to patients goes against the wellbeing of Americans.
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital complex on Fifth Avenue.

Lee and Innamorato slam UPMC, tout antitrust bill in report

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer February 3, 2023

UPMC “abused” its nonprofit status to consolidate power over the health care industry in western Pennsylvania, according to a new report from the American Economic Liberties Project.  The antimonopoly...

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Pitt student founds nonprofit ‘Spread The Love Projects’ to help pediatric patients

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer November 9, 2022
Emaad Khan said he believes many patients are more worried about their medical costs rather than their health.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Pitt to compete for $10 billion in military health contracts

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor May 31, 2022
The University will compete against 55 other organizations for as much as $10 billion in contracts from the Department of Defense in order to develop healthcare innovations to benefit both wounded warriors and civilians over the next five years.
From left, Tim Sanders, John Grady, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, Thomas Osha, Rich Fitzgerald, Deb Gross and Anantha Shekhar participate in ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the opening of The Assembly.

The Assembly officially opens for Pitt health care research

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor May 6, 2022
Pitt and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC held a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on Thursday to mark the official opening of The Assembly, a center for health care research.
The University Library System and Pitt Community Engagement Center Homewood held the virtual event “Honoring Women on the Front Line of COVID-19” on Tuesday afternoon over Zoom in honor of Women’s History Month.

Women panelists discuss finding a balance between work, personal lives during the pandemic

By Alice Tang, Staff Writers March 31, 2021
The University Library System and CEC in Homewood held the virtual event “Honoring Women on the Front Line of COVID-19” on Tuesday afternoon over Zoom in honor of Women’s History Month.
Activist Ady Barkan recently endorsed presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.

Opinion | Ady Barkan shows us that we have no excuse not to engage in activism

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist December 2, 2019
He’s fighting harder than ever to affect positive change — and we could all learn something from him.
President Donald Trump participates in a health care roundtable event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Jan. 23 in Washington, D.C. Trump announced Tuesday that he wanted to make the GOP the party of health care.

Editorial: The GOP isn’t the healthcare party

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 26, 2019
Getting rid of the ACA and Trump’s statement are both mistakes that will hurt both the American people and Trump’s reelection bid in 2020.
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