Catherine SweeneyWPLN Health Reporter
Catherine Sweeney is WPLN’s health reporter. Before joining the station, she covered health for Oklahoma’s NPR member stations. That was her first job in public radio. Until then, she wrote about state and local government for newspapers in Oklahoma and Colorado. In her free time, she likes to cycle through hobbies, which include crochet, embroidery, baking, cooking and weightlifting.
A new study on Medicaid expansion argues that Tennessee could give 150,000 more residents health coverage and still end up saving money.
Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade just over a year ago, some advocates expect more Tennessee teens will carry their pregnancies to term.
Tennessee’s abortion ban is facing another legal challenge, and it hinges on the law’s ambiguity around medical exceptions.