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Florida may need to expand Medicaid as more lose health insurance

The coronavirus pandemic created a situation where over half of a million Florida residents lost their health insurance coverage in the span of a few months. This compelled many to look for benefits in other places, including through Medicaid…
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Workers with low income and minimum wage jobs in Louisiana were forced into poverty by government closures of businesses

Low income residents in Louisiana who made minimum wage or slightly above were most affected by the coronavirus and government mandated shutdowns.  Employment experts reach a consensus that forcing people out of work was particularly devastating…
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Louisiana workers should make a few crucial adjustments when looking for work after coronavirus closures end

Many people were laid off temporarily due to the coronavirus outbreak, but experts gave advice for re-entering the job market in Louisiana after the pandemic ends. Advice for people who are unemployed due to COVID-19 Hiring and staffing…
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Houston workers suffered greatly because of restrictions and closures during the coronavirus pandemic

Figures released in early June of 2020 showed just how drastically employment in Houston was affected by the coronavirus pandemic and forced closures ordered by the government. These new numbers show that the metro area’s economy may have…
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Alabama parents may have custody problems due to coronavirus closures

The coronavirus pandemic caused a number of legal processes to slow down as courts closed around the country and various hearings and trials were delayed. Those who were dealing with family law issues such as child custody and divorces were…
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Louisiana government workers were forced out of their positions because of losses tied to coronavirus

A number of government employees in Lafayette Parish were laid off due to losses that were caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Lafayette Parish decides to eliminate over one hundred positions The Mayor-President of the Parish announced…
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Destin residents should be aware that measures to help mortgage borrowers during the coronavirus pandemic are temporary

Florida residents were given a grace period to avoid foreclosures and evictions during the coronavirus pandemic. However, this is only a short term solution, and people who are behind on their mortgages may experience significant troubles going…
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Baton Rouge organization for retired people tells governor that nursing homes need to be accountable for how they handled the coronavirus pandemic

The head of the AARP contacted the governor’s office in Baton Rouge to ask that nursing homes not be shielded from liability in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Letter summaries the state’s problems in nursing homes The organization…
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Mississippi Department of Health was criticized for not releasing info about nursing homes with coronavirus to the public

There were serious concerns that the Mississippi Department of Health was trying to keep nursing home problems secret during the coronavirus outbreak. Requests for cases in nursing homes were ignored Suspicions were raised by many when…
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Iowa nursing homes were told by the federal government to increase coronavirus testing

Local news for Iowa published a story regarding recommendations for coronavirus testing given by the White House. Federal government wants nursing homes to be especially careful during the pandemic The virus task force recommended that…
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Pandemic may cause a number of couples in the Greenville area to separate

Local news for South Carolina published an article about the increase in divorces that was likely due to the coronavirus outbreak. Couples spending too much time together have realized they may not like each other anymore A divorce lawyer…
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South Carolina nursing homes experienced the worst of the coronavirus pandemic

The first deaths that were recorded in the state of South Carolina from the coronavirus outbreak appear to have been at nursing homes. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported that the Lexington Medical Center…
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Mississippi VA nursing home became a coronavirus hotspot

The first large scale nursing home outbreak in Mississippi during the coronavirus pandemic struck a facility for veterans. Testing confirms that the virus spread to many people from a single facility The VA nursing home in Kosciusko was…
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Louisiana nursing homes faced scrutiny due to high numbers of coronavirus cases

Nursing homes in certain parts of Louisiana were hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Doctors and health officials have been most concerned about nursing homes during the outbreak because many people within these homes are very old…
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Hundreds of Prisoners Released from Jail Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

As health experts learn more about COVID-19, they are able to identify measures that can be taken to help reduce the chances of the virus spreading. One of the recommendations that have been made and put into practice in various states is social…
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Politicians are trying to balance the risks of coronavirus with severe economic losses

President Trump has stated that he hopes to have the U.S. economy functioning as normal within weeks, rather than shutting the country down for several more months.  Critics who work in public health are concerned about his lack of commitment…