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Michael Ollove

Michael Ollove

Michael Ollove covers health care for Stateline. Ollove worked for many years at The Baltimore Sun, first as an enterprise reporter and then as the paper’s enterprise-narrative editor. He has won national awards as both a reporter and an editor.

More clinics open for COVID-19 long-haulers

By: - May 11, 2021

The University of Michigan health system is joining a growing number of major medical institutions opening clinics specifically aimed at treating and studying patients with lingering, serious symptoms from a brush with COVID-19. That could be as many as 10% of people who caught the coronavirus, one of the nation’s chief doctors recently testified. Mount […]

Medicaid expansion states see better health outcomes, study finds

By: - January 13, 2020

Newly published research makes the case that a smaller share of low-income adults in southern states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act experienced declines in their physical and mental health than did their counterparts in southern states that did not expand. “Health care policy experts and physicians have suspected this for a while, […]

More kids on Medicaid to get health care in school

By: - January 2, 2020

A mountain of evidence proves it: Good health translates to better student performance. Children who have high blood pressure or are obese perform worse academically than others. Children with asthma miss far more school. Students who have healthy diets, who are physically active, who abstain from alcohol and illicit drugs, get better grades. With that in mind, more than […]

Obamacare premiums on federal exchange to drop in 2020

By: - October 30, 2019

Premiums on health insurance plans sold on the federal marketplace in 2020 will drop an average of 4% on benchmark plans, while the numbers of carriers selling plans will increase by a third. The news comes despite the Trump administration’s persistent attempts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, which created the market with the goal […]