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

Article by BHN 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

Article by BHN 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

Article by BHN 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

Article by BHN 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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