Coronavirus pandemic

These doctors want to join the US coronavirus fight - but can't

Many immigrant doctors in the US, despite having years of experience, are left on the sidelines of the COVID-19 fight.

These doctors want to join the US coronavirus fight - but can't

Coronavirus pandemic

US health official says coronavirus testing system is 'failing'

The US states hit the hardest by the coronavirus outbreak are struggling to make testing for the virus widely available.

US health official says coronavirus testing system is 'failing'

Opinion

Big Pharma can't be trusted to solve coronavirus

Coronavirus exposes inequality most starkly in the US where expensive healthcare offers terrible outcomes for the poor.

Nick Dearden

by Nick Dearden

Nick Dearden

AJ Impact

This could make coronavirus in the US so much worse

A lack of insurance - or sky-high out-of-pocket costs - could deter people from seeking testing and treatment.

Patchy US health insurance complicates fight against coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic

US coronavirus testing delays: What happened?

US says it's 'rapidly' expanding testing capacity after delays, botched kits led the virus to circulate undetected.

US government under scrutiny over delays in coronavirus testing

Healthcare

US Supreme Court will hear Democratic bid to defend Obamacare

Court's decision to intervene means fate of the Affordable Care Act will be on the line during the presidential race.

US Supreme Court will hear Democratic bid to defend Obamacare

United States

US Supreme Court declines to fast-track Obamacare appeal

The fate of the Affordable Care Act will remain uncertain until after the 2020 US presidential elections.

US Supreme Court declines to fast-track Obamacare appeal

Healthcare

Alaska's healthcare in dire state amid Medicaid budget cuts

Alaska's governor slashed the Medicaid budget last summer and has warned more budget cuts.

Healthcare

US court: Part of 'Obamacare' invalid, more review needed

Appeals court sidesteps major ruling by stopping short of declaring that rest of healthcare law must also be struck down

US court: Part of 'Obamacare' invalid, more review needed

AJ Impact

As Zimbabwe's doctors strike, pregnant women search for care

Doctors' wages have been decimated by hyperinflation, and as they strike for better pay, hospitals turn away patients.

As Zimbabwe's doctors strike, pregnant women search for care

Fault Lines

Sick Inside: Death and Neglect in US Jails

Fault Lines investigates the $12bn industry of correctional healthcare and the surge in jail deaths in the US.

Counting the Cost

Can the world afford universal healthcare?

Can the UN reach universal healthcare for all by 2030 and how can technology help?

Fault Lines

The Cost of Living: Why US Prescription Drug Prices Are so High

Fault Lines investigates what's behind the skyrocketing price of prescription medication in the US and the human cost.

Middle East

Occupied East Jerusalem cancer hospital faces financial crisis

Running out of money and medicine, Palestinian cancer patients suffer after severe cuts by Israel and United States.

AJ Impact

US government's annual budget deficit balloons to $984bn

With the recent tax cut and spending increases, the national debt continues to demand ever-larger interest payments.

US government's annual budget deficit balloons to $984bn