Policy

Biden’s DOJ Reverses Course in Case Seeking to Overturn ACA

February 10th 2021, 9:35pm

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The Department of Justice (DOJ), under a new administration, on Wednesday dropped its previous position that the now-defunct tax provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) cannot be severed from the rest of the law, thus making the entire health law unconstitutional.

Longer, More Intense Pollen Seasons Driven by Human-Led Climate Change, Study Says

February 10th 2021, 8:43pm

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Compared with pollen season in 1990, today's pollen season is starting earlier and lasting longer, largely because of human-caused climate change, researchers said.

Examining VBID's Role in the COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Beyond

February 10th 2021, 6:30pm

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Experts outlined the impact value-based insurance design (VBID) has had on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic response and future potential applications of the model.

Medicaid Managed Care: Further Reform Needed to Deliver on Promise

February 10th 2021, 2:00pm

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Medicaid managed care has not been the panacea for spending, care quality, and access that policy makers expected, but reforms could change that.

Socioeconomic Status May Determine Patient Survival From Multiple Myeloma

February 6th 2021, 4:45pm

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Patients’ socioeconomic status is a significant factor in predicting survival rates for multiple myeloma, according to a new study.

What We’re Reading: Panel to Hear J&J EUA Application; Senate Passes Relief Package; Heavy Metals in Baby Food

February 5th 2021, 3:14pm

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The FDA is scheduled to hear Johnson and Johnson's request for an emergency use authorization (EUA) for their coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine later this month; Senate passes economic relief package; heavy metals found in some baby food.

HIV May Increase Risk of Severe COVID-19 Infection

February 3rd 2021, 4:00pm

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With New York being at the crossroads of the HIV epidemic and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a group of researchers wanted to know what, if any, correlation there was between the 2 disease states.

Recognizing the Role of Systemic Racism in Diabetes Disparities

February 2nd 2021, 4:47pm

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There needs to be broad acceptance of the role systemic racism plays in social determinants of health in order to improve metabolic outcomes among minority populations in the United States.

What We’re Reading: J&J, Novavax Release COVID-19 Vaccine Data; Undercounted Nursing Home Deaths; Experts Encourage Double Masking

January 29th 2021, 3:08pm

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Johnson & Johnson, Novavax, release positive results from phase 3 trials on their respective coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines; report indicates undercounted nursing home deaths in New York; experts push for improved mask practices.

Climate’s Health Effects Spark Action From Biden, GM, Heart Organizations

January 28th 2021, 8:33pm

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The intersection of climate change and negative impacts on health were brought into sharp focus this week with executive orders from President Biden, a move by General Motors (GM) to stop making some gasoline-powered cars, and top global cardiology organizations calling for urgent action on air pollution.