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California clinics: More vaccines going to rich than at-risk
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:42:42 EST

Officials at community health centers that are considered the backbone of the safety net for the poor in the U.S., focused on health equity, say they are not receiving enough doses for their patients the very at-risk residents the state needs to vaccinate.

Solid sign-ups for Biden's new Obamacare coverage offer
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:23:39 EST

The solid start to the three-month special enrollment period indicates a pent-up demand for health insurance as the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark and many people remain unemployed or unable to work as many hours as they did before the outbreak.

Becerra taking heat for support of abortion rights
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:24:10 EST

Xavier Becerra is paying a price for defending, as California attorney general, some of the nation's most liberal laws and policies on abortion rights.

Feds shouldn't lose sight of drug misuse epidemic, GAO says
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:37:43 EST

The largest recorded increase of drug overdose deaths occurred from May 2019 to May 2020, with a significant increase from March to May that was likely fueled by the staggering economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

OU Health Physicians, Oklahoma Blues plan fail to reach new contract
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 16:44:22 EST

A disagreement over provider reimbursement rates will soon leave more than 830,000 patients out-of-network at Oklahoma's largest physician group.

NIH, partners commit $74.9M to new phase of Alzheimer's program
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 16:41:45 EST

Called AMP AD 2.0, the new version of the 10-year-old program will support technologies including single-cell profiling and computational modeling to bring precision medicine to the development of new Alzheimer's treatments, NIH said Tuesday.

COVID, one year later: New York hospital execs reflect on lessons learned
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 16:36:17 EST

March and April were the most challenging and caught the entire health system off-guard, said Dr. Mitchell Katz, president and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, the citys public health system. But the city had done very well considering it didnt have much of the necessary resources, he said.

Highmark Health partners with Verily subsidiary on chronic care issues
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 16:35:47 EST

Highmark Health's 5 million insurance members will gain access to more chronic care interventions as Alphabet-backed diabetes management provider Onduo branches into the field.

Senate Dems sorting final details of $1.9T virus relief bill
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 16:23:49 EST

Democrats sorted through lingering disagreements over emergency jobless benefits and other issues, preparing to commence Senate debate on a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan that would deliver a major victory to President Joe Biden.

Shareholder group calls out HCA for alleged excessive emergency department admissions
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 16:21:28 EST

CtW Investment Group cited an analysis that found HCA admits far more Medicare patients than the national average.

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