Anna Claire Vollers

Anna Claire Vollers

Anna Claire Vollers covers health care for Stateline, which first published this report. She is based in Huntsville, Alabama.

Abortions rights activist Kristin Hadyl points a car past protesters toward the health center.

Abortion opponents push state lawmakers to promote unproven ‘abortion reversal’

By: - November 30, 2023

Read more Stateline coverage on how states are either protecting or curbing access to abortions. Anti-abortion organizations are pushing state lawmakers to promote a controversial and unproven “abortion reversal” treatment — flouting the objections of medical professionals who point out it is not supported by science. In the past several years, Republican lawmakers in at […]

Medicaid expansion

10 Medicaid holdout states scramble to improve health coverage

By: - October 19, 2023

The Republican-led states that have refused to expand Medicaid are trying a variety of strategies to save struggling hospitals and cover more people without full expansion, which was one of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Georgia passed a partial expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state program that provides health coverage to low-income and disabled Americans, […]

Registered nurses rally outside Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Some states back hospital mergers despite record of service cuts, price hikes

By: - September 7, 2023

Some illnesses and injuries — say, a broken ankle — can send you to numerous health care providers. You might start at urgent care but end up in the emergency room. Referred to an orthopedist, you might eventually land in an outpatient surgery center. Four different stops on your road to recovery. But as supersized […]

a demonstrator waves a flag that reads "HANDS OFF TEANS YOUTH"

Laws banning gender-affirming treatments can block trans youth from receiving other care

By: - July 27, 2023

In some states, new laws banning gender-affirming care for transgender youth are dissuading health care providers from offering mental health services and other medical care that isn’t explicitly banned by those laws. In the first few weeks after Mississippi’s law went into effect in February, nurse practitioner Stacie Pace said she was fielding calls and […]