The 19th Explains
From the spread of disinformation to battles over legislation, complex circumstances shape American policy and politics. The 19th explains the current events that affect women, people of color and the LGBTQ+ community. What topic, issue or event would you like to learn more about? Submit questions for The 19th team to consider answering in future stories here.
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The 19th Explains: How to ease the ‘loneliness epidemic’ and social isolation among older adults
Experts stress the importance of maintaining meaningful connections and utilizing resources to combat isolation and the health impacts that come with it.
The 19th Explains: Who will be most impacted by Medicaid changes — and when
Up to 15 million people — many of them children, pregnant and postpartum people — are expected to lose health care coverage after continuous enrollment ends, some as early as April 1.
The 19th Explains: What we know about Brittney Griner’s case and what it took to get her home
As details about Griner’s release continue to emerge, The 19th spoke with Russia expert Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon about her case and the significance of her release.
The 19th Explains: Why the Respect for Marriage Act doesn’t codify same-sex marriage rights
If the Supreme Court reverses marriage equality, the landmark legislation offers protections for LGBTQ+ couples but falls short of a national mandate.
The 19th Explains: Why baby formula is still hard to find months after the shortage
Months after the worst point in the formula supply crisis, many families are reporting having trouble finding formula. Industry insiders say it will take time to fully restock shelves.
The 19th Explains: How two Supreme Court cases could end affirmative action in colleges
In oral arguments Monday, a student organization is challenging the admissions diversity policies at both private and public schools for the first time.
Election 2022 results: House races we’re watching
Decision Desk HQ projects that Republicans will win back control of the House of Representatives, though the size of their majority is still not clear.
The 19th Explains: Why the nursing shortage isn’t going away anytime soon
'You’ve got an aging population, combined with an aging workforce, combined with this pandemic,' one expert warned.
Election 2022 results: Senate races we’re watching
Democrats will maintain their majority in the U.S. Senate after Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto notches a win in Nevada.
The 19th Explains: How pregnant veterans may access abortions despite state restrictions
In loosening its rules on abortion, the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to adopt a policy more in line with the Department of Defense.