Medicaid, the combined federal-state health insurance program for disabled and low-income people, was long considered low-quality, and was associated with a cultural stigma as a government handout benefiting poor, broke or lazy people. But thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act, the program is shedding that association. Medicaid now covers more people than ever […]
Author Archives: Virginia Jeffries
Virginia Jeffries is a journalist in New York City. Since 2020, she has reported on long Covid, medical billing and the U.S. vaccine rollout for ClearHealthCosts. She earned a master’s in journalism from the City University of New York in 2019 and has previously worked for the Forward and Coconuts Singapore.
You can find more of her work in Foreign Policy, City Limits, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Before becoming a reporter, she worked in education.
Find her on Twitter and Instagram @virginiajeffr.