Kim Krisberg

About Kim Krisberg

Kim Krisberg is a freelance public health reporter living in Austin, Texas, and has been writing about public health for more than 15 years. Follow me on Twitter — @kkrisberg — or send me story ideas at

Occupational Health News Roundup

Investigation reveals how Case Farms poultry plants exploit immigrant workers; Chinese workers who make Ivanka Trump's clothing line are overworked and underpaid; California lawmakers consider bill to protect salon workers from harmful chemicals; and Trump's budget would slash funds for combating child and forced labor overseas.

By | 2018-01-22T21:08:44+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|3 Comments

The ACA marketplace is beginning to stabilize. But it can’t withstand federal sabotage.

There was always an assumption that the Affordable Care Act would need time to find its sea legs. That’s why it included measures to shield insurers from the potential profit losses that inherently come with offering millions more people better health coverage at more reasonable prices. Insurers operate on profit margins and the ACA took that into account, for better or for worse.

By | 2018-01-14T16:39:11+00:00 April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Occupational Health News Roundup

Immigrant workers who get injured at work now fearful about accessing workers' comp; women ironworkers win six months of paid maternity leave; many home health workers still going without health insurance coverage; and a health care union declares itself a sanctuary for immigrants.

By | 2018-01-22T20:29:32+00:00 April 18th, 2017|1 Comment

County Health Rankings: Drug overdoses driving turnaround in premature death rates

To get a clearer sense of just how bad our drug overdose problem has gotten, look no further than this year’s County Health Rankings. The annual report found that after years of declining premature deaths, that rate is on the rise and due primarily to overdose deaths. It means we could be seeing the first generation of American kids with shorter life expectancies than their parents.

By | 2018-01-14T16:39:11+00:00 April 12th, 2017|1 Comment

Occupational Health News Roundup

Federal contractors receive billions in public funds despite wage violations; Alabama's auto industry putting workers' lives in danger; OSHA delays life-saving silica standard; and Maryland and Nevada legislators approve paid sick leave measures.

By | 2018-01-22T21:08:45+00:00 April 8th, 2017|0 Comments