Christine’s Recent Stories
Health Jan 23Republican states look to tweak Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, not eliminate it
As candidates two years ago, the Republican governors of Kentucky and Arkansas swore they would do away with “Obamacare” if elected. But a funny thing happened between the campaign trail and the governor’s mansion: Reality set in.
Health Oct 14In some states, Medicaid rules make it more difficult to treat addiction
Finding and paying for addiction treatment remains a challenge for low-income Americans.
Health Jun 06Early results of W.Va. town’s needle exchange program show progress
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The high school students who lined up to graduate at the civic center here on a recent afternoon celebrated their bright futures. And for the college students in shorts and flip flops who filled the downtown cafes…
Nation May 23Opioid treatment at Rikers Island is a long-standing success, but few jails adopt it
NEW YORK — For Dr. Ross MacDonald, every person who enters New York City’s main jail with an opioid addiction represents an opportunity for treatment, and the possibility of saving a life. As the medical director of the city’s correctional…