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The Extraordinary Danger of Being Pregnant and Uninsured in Texas

The Extraordinary Danger of Being Pregnant and Uninsured in Texas

Over three years, nearly 400 pregnant or new mothers died in Texas. Its system for helping the uninsured thwarts women at every turn, frustrates doctors and midwives, and incentivizes substandard care. Tiffany Revilla holds her newborn daughter, Cheyenne, as her fiance, David, cares for their 1-year-old, Adillie, in Fort Worth, Texas. Because of insurance-related delays, Revilla didn’t begin prenatal care until more than halfway through her most recent pregnancy. (Callaghan O'Hare, special to ProPublica) ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to...

December 20, 2019
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How COVID-19 Hollowed Out a Generation of Young Black Men

How COVID-19 Hollowed Out a Generation of Young Black Men

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive as soon as they’re published.The Rev. Dr. Kejuane Artez Bates was a big man with big responsibilities. The arrival of the novel coronavirus in Vidalia, Louisiana, was another burden on a body already breaking under the load. Bates was in his 10th year with the , assigned as a resource officer to the upper elementary school. But with classrooms indefinitely closed, he was back on patrol duty and, like most people in those early days of the pandemic, unprotected by a mask. On Friday, March 20, he was...

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Black Men Have the Shortest Lifespans of Any Americans. This Theory Helps Explain Why.

Black Men Have the Shortest Lifespans of Any Americans. This Theory Helps Explain Why.

COVID-19 has killed many young Black men with deadly efficiency. When ProPublica reporters began collecting their stories and speaking to health experts to understand why, their efforts led them to a little-known body of research that takes its name from one of the most enduring symbols of Black American resilience.Sherman James is a social epidemiologist who has spent the past four decades exploring why Black men have higher rates of diseases that lead to shorter lifespans .His conclusion is that the constant stress of striving to succeed in the face of social inequality and structural...

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