Uninsured In Texas Flock To Direct Primary Care Practices
Faced with skyrocketing health insurance premiums, families turn to a growing niche of primary care as a stop-gap alternative during the pandemic. News outlets also look at how unemployment and evictions are impacting Americans.
Out-Of-Work Patients, Families Eye Direct Primary Care As Their Best Healthcare Options In The Pandemic
Dr. Rebecca Berens is like any other primary care physician. She takes the temperatures of toddlers, jots down prescriptions for antibiotics and recommends lab work to diagnose what’s wrong with a patient. But unlike most doctors, she doesn’t take health insurance, and she doesn’t pack her schedule to see as many patients as possible. (Wu, 8/25)
‘Not Just A Low-Wage Recession’: White-Collar Workers Feel Coronavirus Squeeze
Lower-paid workers are losing their jobs at about three times the rate of higher-wage employees. But the drop in overall employment that white-collar industries like real estate, information and professional and technology services have seen in five months is already on par with or worse than the hits they took during the Great Recession — underscoring how even highly paid workers with the ability to telework are vulnerable now. (Cassella, 8/23)
‘I Am Beside Myself’: Millions In The US Face Evictions Amid Looming Crisis
Housing advocates have warned of a looming eviction crisis after federal programs to help the 30 million unemployed Americans and to prevent evictions during the pandemic expired in late July. ... It is impossible to calculate exactly how many evictions have taken place during the pandemic because the government doesn’t track that data. The closest thing to a national database, Princeton University’s Eviction Lab, has not yet found a sustained spike in evictions, though some states have seen spikes after local eviction moratoriums ended. (Holpuch, 8/25)