Michelle Andrews

Michelle Andrews

Michelle Andrews is a contributing writer and former columnist for Kaiser Health News.

Employers are concerned about covering workers’ mental health needs, survey finds

By: - October 28, 2022

Almost three years after the COVID-19 pandemic upended workplaces, mental health coverage remains a priority for employers, according to an annual employer survey fielded by KFF. Nearly half of surveyed large employers — those with at least 200 workers — reported that a growing share of their workers were using mental health services. Yet almost […]

Newborns get routine heel blood tests, but should states keep those samples?

By: - September 19, 2022

Close to 4 million babies are born in the United States every year, and within their first 48 hours nearly all are pricked in the heel so their blood can be tested for dozens of life-threatening genetic and metabolic problems. The heel-stick test is considered such a crucial public health measure that states typically require […]