Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez

Rural Americans Are Way More Likely To Die Young. Why?

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Three words are commonly repeated to describe rural America and its residents: older, sicker and poorer. Obviously, there鈥檚 a lot more going on in the nation鈥檚 towns than that tired stereotype suggests. But a new report from the Agriculture Department鈥檚 Economic Research Service gives credence to the 鈥渟icker鈥 part of the trope. Rural Americans ages […]

GOP-Led States Expand Crackdowns on Transgender Care

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South Carolina鈥檚 legislature is poised to pass a bill prohibiting doctors from offering some health-care services to transgender minors 鈥 part of a new wave of anti-trans legislation from Republican-led states. The South Carolina bill, which passed the state House of Representatives in January and is under consideration in the Senate, would bar health-care providers […]

Bathroom Bills Are Back 鈥 Broader and Stricter 鈥 In Several States

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State lawmakers are resurrecting and expanding efforts to prohibit transgender people from using public restrooms and other spaces that match their gender. Some have sought to ban trans people from 鈥渟ex-designated spaces,鈥 including domestic violence shelters and crisis centers, which experts say could violate anti-discrimination laws and jeopardize federal funding.

How Will Rural Americans Fare During Medicaid Unwinding? Experts Fear They鈥檙e on Their Own

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As states review their Medicaid rolls after the expiration of a pandemic-era prohibition against kicking recipients off the government insurance program, experts say the lack of help available to rural Americans in navigating insurance options puts them at greater risk of losing health coverage than people in metropolitan areas.