Home / States

States

Economic Blow Of The Coronavirus Hits America’s Already Stressed Farmers

Richard Oswald, still mourning the loss of his family’s homestead to flooding along the Missouri River, is planting corn and soybeans into ground that last year was feet deep underwater. It’s probably good, he said, to not have too much time to think. “Diversion therapy is the best treatment for …

Read More »

The Challenges Of Keeping Young Adults Safe During The Pandemic

A series of columns addressing the challenges consumers face in California’s health care landscape. Send questions to bwolfson@kff.org. Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Last month, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered most of the state’s residents to stay home, I found myself under virtual house …

Read More »

Lawmaker Pushing Mental Health Reform: It’s ‘More Needed Than Ever’

Samantha Young SACRAMENTO — During the first week of school closures in San Jose, state Sen. Jim Beall’s office received more than a dozen phone calls from distressed parents and caregivers. The problem: They couldn’t get free lunches because school district rules required children be present to receive a meal. …

Read More »

No Quick Fix: Missouri Finds Managing Pain Without Opioids Isn’t Fast Or Easy

ST. LOUIS — Missouri began offering chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy for Medicaid patients in April, the latest state to try an alternative to opioids for those battling chronic pain. Yet only about 500 of the state’s roughly 330,000 adult Medicaid users accessed the program through December, …

Read More »