Olga Pierce


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Olga Pierce is a reporter, specializing in data-driven stories. Previously, she was deputy data editor at ProPublica.

She is a winner of the 2015 Deadline Club Award for Medical Reporting for her work on patient harm. In 2011 she received a Livingston Award for National Reporting and an honorable mention for the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, both for her reporting on increasing corporate interference in the drawing of congressional districts. She also shared 2011 Scripps Howard and Society of Business Editors and Writers awards as part of a team focusing on foreclosures.

Olga has appeared on CBS News and C-SPAN, and her stories have been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune and the Hindustan Times in New Delhi.

She is a graduate of the Stabile Investigative Journalism Seminar at Columbia University, where she won a Horton Prize for health reporting. Olga is fluent in Czech and has a bachelor’s in international economics from Georgetown University.

What Health Care Reform Means for: ‘Young Invincibles’

Young people often forgo insurance coverage. Reform bills would no longer allow that, but what insurance they could get and how differ in each proposal.

What Health Care Reform Means for: Medicaid Recipients

States have wide leeway in determining who is eligible for Medicaid and how well they are covered. The health reform bills in Congress would eliminate many of the disparities from state to state, making access easier for many people.

What Health Care Reform Means for: The Underinsured

Americans without group health insurance often face high out-of-pocket costs on the plans they buy on their own. A look at how the health reform bills in Congress would bring down those costs for one couple in Texas.

What Health Care Reform Means for: Medicare Programs

In one of the most contentious issues in the health care debate, those enrolled in Medicare Advantage may see higher premiums and fewer plans to choose from if government subsidies are reduced to help pay for reform.

In Face of Bankrupt Trust Funds, Virginia Cuts Unemployment Benefits, Nevada Weighs Options

Two more states join the list of those needing to borrow from the federal government to keep unemployment checks going out.

Map: Is Your State's Unemployment in Danger?

Poor Unemployment Insurance Planning Adds Extra Burden to Conn., South Dakota Employers

With their states' unemployment trust funds depleted, businesses in Connecticut and South Dakota must pay a solvency tax.

State Unemployment Borrowing Tops $15 Billion

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