The pandemic has overwhelmed understaffed state Medicaid agencies, and as Biden's COVID-19 public health emergency declaration ends, low-income people could find it even harder to get coverage.
Guilford County Schools officials say they will resume normal bus service to high schools affected by a driver shortage.
Average wages for nonmanagers at restaurants and bars hit $15 an hour in May, but many say no amount of pay would get them to return. They are leaving at the highest rate in decades.
The number of job openings in the U.S. topped 9 million in May, according to Labor Department. The number of people quitting their jobs eased slightly from April but remains high.
Small businesses are struggling to find enough workers to keep pace with booming demand even as data showed 850,000 jobs created in June.
The government flew in thousands of seasonal workers from Romania and Poland, but that may not be enough. Some farmers are looking to hire Germans for the harvest.
The country faces a shortfall of up to 350,000 laborers just when it is bracing for deep economic impacts from the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The job market is booming and the economy is expanding. So why aren't wages keeping pace? That's the wage puzzle, and some economists and employers offer explanations they say help explain it.