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‘Incredibly Concerning’ Lawsuit Threatens No-Charge Preventive Care for Millions

Posted by Health News on Mar 26, 2021

With a challenge to the Affordable Care Act still pending at the Supreme Court, conservatives are continuing to launch legal attacks on the law, including a case in which a Texas federal judge seems open to ending the requirement that most Americans must receive preventive services like mammograms free of charge.

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Democrats Could Undo Trump Policies Faster, But They’re Not. Why?

Posted by Health News on Mar 26, 2021

Undoing many of the policies of his predecessor is one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities. In early February, Biden even got a little defensive about all the executive actions he was taking in his first days in office to halt policies set by President Donald Trump. “I’m not making new law,” he said Feb. 2. “I’m eliminating bad policy.”

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The Great Undoing: Which of Trump’s Policies Will Biden Reverse?

Posted by Health News on Mar 25, 2021

KHN has put together an interactive tool of significant health policies implemented by the Trump administration using its own authority — executive orders, agency guidance or formal regulations — and is tracking Biden administration and court actions.

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Lots of Health Insurance Help in Covid Relief Law — But Do Your Homework First

Posted by Health News on Mar 24, 2021

There’s something for everyone with private health insurance in the American Rescue Plan Act, but determining the best way to benefit may be confusing.

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Democrats Eye Medicare Negotiations to Lower Drug Prices

Posted by Health News on Mar 23, 2021

Democrats, newly in control of Congress and the White House, are united behind an idea that Republican lawmakers and major drugmakers fiercely oppose: empowering the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate the prices of brand-name drugs covered by Medicare.

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El caso de la donación de vacunas contra covid estadounidenses al extranjero

Posted by Health News on Mar 19, 2021

Un comité del Senado interrogó a funcionarios federales sobre la escasez de vacunas para proteger a los estadounidenses contra un virus pandémico. Dos meses después, el público estadounidense había perdido interés en el virus, y había millones de vacunas en depósitos, aunque los países pobres todavía las necesitaban.

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Covid Cases Plummet 83% Among Nursing Home Staffers Despite Vaccine Hesitancy

Posted by Health News on Mar 15, 2021

Joan Phillips, a certified nursing assistant in a Florida nursing home, loved her job but dreaded the danger of going to work in the pandemic. When vaccines became available in December, she jumped at the chance to get one.

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