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‘Loss of hope’: Idaho hospitals crushed by COVID-19 surge

The intensive care rooms at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center are full, each a blinking jungle of tubes, wires and mechanical breathing machines. The patients nestled inside are a lot alike: All unvaccinated, mostly middle-aged or younger, reliant on life support and locked in a silent struggle against COVID-19. But watch for a moment, and

Opinion

Opinion: Medicaid Expansion is Driving Hospital Capacity to the Brink

As I scrolled through Twitter Monday morning, a news headline caught my attention: “Southern Colorado Hospitals Reach ICU Bed Capacity As COVID Hospitalizations Continue To Rise.” Indeed, from New York to New Mexico, the ability of hospitals to house additional COVID-19 patients across the country is a major concern. Unfortunately, this is less a feature of the COVID-19

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