Liz Borkowski

Recent pieces address causes of, and potential solutions to, the US’s shameful rate of maternal mortality; how the prosperity gospel explains the GOP’s approach to healthcare; how homeownership became the engine of inequality; and more.

Last week, 217 Republican members of the House of Representatives passed a bill that, if it becomes law, will leave millions of people without health insurance.

House Republicans are trying again to undo the Affordable Care Act, this time by letting states opt out of some of the law’s most popular provisions.

Legislation in response to a BuzzFeed News investigation into the Baltimore County Police Department’s failure to appropriately investigate many rape cases clarifies that in Maryland, no means no.

Recent pieces address the problematic HONEST Act, why it’s so hard to get ahead in the South, what motivates Dr. Willie Parker, and more.

The House of Representatives has passed two bills that, if they clear the Senate and are signed by President Trump, will make it much harder for EPA to do the important work of analyzing, warning about, and regulating health threats in the environment.

With House Speaker Paul Ryan now stating that he’s going to try again on legislation to “replace” the Affordable Care Act, it’s worth looking at some of the ways the ACA has benefited women – and how actions from Congress and the Trump administration could affect women’s insurance coverage and access to care.

The public seems to be lining up in favor of a government role in assuring health coverage is available and affordable, but many elected officials are not following suit.

Recent pieces address US healthcare, pollution enforcement in Iowa, maternal mortality in Texas, and more.

The House Republicans’ healthcare bill’s Medicaid provisions would cut federal contributions and shift substantial healthcare risks from to states and low-income families.