Medicaid Faces New Challenges Amid US Coronavirus Outbreak

Coloradoan | Shefali Luthra, Phil Galewitz, and Rachel Bluth “Medicaid is absolutely going to be in the eye of the storm here,” said Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. “It is the backbone of our public health system, our public coverage system, and will see increased enrollment due…

Home Care Providers Are Worried about Catching and Spreading COVID-19

The Colorado Trust | Kristin Jones “We know [hospital workers] don’t have the necessary equipment. Neither do our home care workers. They go into homes with immune-compromised people, our aging population—a very vulnerable population—to take care of them.” Even during the coronavirus pandemic, home care providers work closely with some of the most vulnerable populations….

Pregnant Women Worry About Pandemic’s Impact On Labor, Delivery, And Babies

NPR | Sacha Pfeiffer “Patients have asked if it might be better to have their baby quickly now, regardless of their gestational age, before there is a rush of sick patients in the hospital.” There is not much data about how COVID-19 might specifically affect the health of pregnant women or their children. However, there…

Colorado Hospital Calling for Donors to Help with Experimental, ‘Promising’ Coronavirus Treatment

ABC News | Clayton Sandell & Carol McKinley “Children’s Colorado believes it is the first facility in the state to begin collecting antibody-rich plasma to help battle COVID-19, which it said can be made available to outside hospitals wherever needed.” People who have successfully recovered from COVID-19 carry antibodies that prevent future infection, and Children’s…

COVID-19 and Children

Harvard Medical School | Alice McCarthy “Infection in pediatric patients of all ages tends to be associated with significantly lower rates of hospitalization and significantly lower rates of critical and severe illness.” New information about COVID-19 is flooding the news each day, but not all of it is reliable. In this article, Alice McCarthy of…

How Child Care Startups in the US are Helping Families Cope with the COVID-19 Crisis

TechCrunch | Catherine Shu “…the situation is highlighting the value of caregivers to the economy and the well-being of families. At the same time, it also underscores how vulnerable many providers are, with few safety nets.” Child care in the United States has been among the most impacted industries during the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of…