Modern Healthcare Staff
Aurora Aguilar sets the editorial vision for Modern Healthcare. Previously, Aurora led the newsroom at NPR affiliate Chicago Public Media and managed special projects there that concentrated on healthcare policy issues. She was executive producer of the station’s flagship talk show. She produced and edited live election coverage, events, and essays and commentaries written by authors such as John Green and Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Aurora won numerous awards from the Associated Press, National Association of Black Journalists and James Beard Foundation among other organizations. Aurora also reported for the Daily Herald and freelanced for the Chicago Tribune.
Producers looking to meet “unprecedented” demand were told they could sell tests as long as they validated them internally and filed for FDA emergency use authorization within 15 days. Shortly after came complaints of scams and unreliable tests.
The last time I was able to ask a federal official whether there was a replacement plan was August 2019 and I was told one was coming soon. Seven months and one pandemic later, it’s states and providers that are figuring out ways to keep the uninsured healthy.