Biden Administration

Recibir la ayuda de FEMA para funerales de covid requiere tenacidad… y ayuda

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Jessica Rodríguez, directora de la funeraria Ingold Funeral and Cremation en Fontana, California, ayuda a las familias a despedirse de sus seres queridos. “Servimos sobre todo a familias latinas, la mayoría de ellas de segunda y tercera generación”, dijo Rodríguez. “Pero también tenemos bastantes que… Read More »Recibir la ayuda de FEMA para funerales de covid requiere tenacidad… y ayuda

Biden Kept His Promise to Increase Covid-Testing Capacity, Even as Demand for Testing Drops

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Promise: “Double the number of drive-through testing sites, invest in next-generation testing, including at home tests and instant tests, so we can scale up our testing capacity by orders of magnitude.” Before vaccinations were widely available, covid-19 tests were considered one of the few tools… Read More »Biden Kept His Promise to Increase Covid-Testing Capacity, Even as Demand for Testing Drops

Labor Department Issues Emergency Rules to Protect Health Care Workers From Covid

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Labor Department officials on Thursday announced a temporary emergency standard to protect health care workers, saying they face “grave danger” in the workplace from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The new standard would require employers to remove workers who have covid-19 from the workplace, notify workers… Read More »Labor Department Issues Emergency Rules to Protect Health Care Workers From Covid

Unused Johnson & Johnson Covid Doses Are Piling Up as FDA Waits to See if Shelf Life Can Be Extended

The Biden administration is encouraging states to hold on to hundreds of thousands of soon-to-expire covid vaccine doses from Johnson & Johnson, given the possibility that additional data will show the shots are viable beyond their expiration date at month’s end. Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting… Read More »Unused Johnson & Johnson Covid Doses Are Piling Up as FDA Waits to See if Shelf Life Can Be Extended

Biden Administration Signals It’s in No Rush to Allow Canadian Drug Imports

Use Our Content It can be republished for free. The Biden administration said Friday it has no timeline on whether it will allow states to import drugs from Canada, an effort that was approved under President Donald Trump as a key strategy to control costs.  Six states have passed laws to start such programs, and Florida, Colorado and New… Read More »Biden Administration Signals It’s in No Rush to Allow Canadian Drug Imports

Caring for an Aging Nation

USE OUR CONTENT This story can republished for free. Please contact KHNweb@kff.org for embed codes. Table of Contents A Variety of Services Booming Number of Seniors The Cost of Long-Term Care Services The Physical – and Financial – Burden The $61 Billion Price Tag Health… Read More »Caring for an Aging Nation

Biden Boasts About Equitable Senior Vaccination Rate by Race Without Data to Back It Up

“There’s virtually no difference between white, Black, Hispanic, Asian American,” referring to vaccination rates among Americans 65 and up. President Joe Biden, May 3 During May 3 remarks on the American Families Plan, President Joe Biden boasted that there was not much disparity in the… Read More »Biden Boasts About Equitable Senior Vaccination Rate by Race Without Data to Back It Up

Landmark Covid Relief Law Pumps More Than $100 Billion Into Public Health

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Acknowledging that chronic underfunding of public health contributed significantly to the nation’s fragmented response to the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats included more than $100 billion in the recently enacted relief package to address urgent needs and enhance future efforts. Use Our Content It can be republished… Read More »Landmark Covid Relief Law Pumps More Than $100 Billion Into Public Health

Becerra Has Long Backed Single-Payer. That Doesn’t Mean It Will Happen if He’s HHS Secretary.

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“Becerra supports Bernie’s government takeover of your health care, eliminating your employer-provided coverage.” — TV ad funded by Cotton for Senate, Feb. 22 This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. It can be republished for free. A digital ad running in Georgia and New Hampshire… Read More »Becerra Has Long Backed Single-Payer. That Doesn’t Mean It Will Happen if He’s HHS Secretary.

‘It’s a Minefield’: Biden Health Pick Must Tread Carefully on Abortion and Family Planning

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This story also ran on NPR. It can be republished for free. As President Joe Biden works to overhaul U.S. health care policy, few challenges loom larger for his health secretary than restoring access to family planning while parrying legal challenges to abortion proliferating across… Read More »‘It’s a Minefield’: Biden Health Pick Must Tread Carefully on Abortion and Family Planning

Scalise’s Claim That Unauthorized Immigrants Are Getting Priority for Vaccination Misses the Point

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“Now he [Biden] is saying that people who came here illegally can jump ahead of other Americans who have been waiting to get the vaccine.” Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) During a Feb. 2 interview on Fox News, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) claimed President Joe Biden… Read More »Scalise’s Claim That Unauthorized Immigrants Are Getting Priority for Vaccination Misses the Point

With Demand Far Exceeding Supply, It Matters That People Are Jumping the Vaccine Line

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This story also ran on The New York Times. It can be republished for free. The Biden administration’s much-needed national strategy to end the covid-19 pandemic includes plans to remedy the chaotic vaccination effort with “more people, more places, more supply.” The Federal Emergency Management… Read More »With Demand Far Exceeding Supply, It Matters That People Are Jumping the Vaccine Line

States Move Ahead With Canada Drug Importation While Awaiting Signal From Biden

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Florida, Colorado and several New England states are moving ahead with efforts to import prescription drugs from Canada, a politically popular strategy greenlighted last year by President Donald Trump. But it’s unclear whether the Biden administration will proceed with Trump’s plan for states and the… Read More »States Move Ahead With Canada Drug Importation While Awaiting Signal From Biden

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Long Road to Unwinding Trump Health Policies

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Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Thursday was “health day” in President Joe Biden’s sprint to launch his presidency, and he signed two executive orders addressing health coverage and women’s reproductive rights. The orders will reopen enrollment under the Affordable Care… Read More »KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Long Road to Unwinding Trump Health Policies

Por qué ni siquiera la presión presidencial podría acelerar las vacunas contra covid

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Miles de estadounidenses están muriendo a causa de covid-19, pero los esfuerzos para aumentar la producción de vacunas que potencialmente salvan vidas están en un callejón sin salida. Moderna y Pfizer-BioNTech, los fabricantes de las dos vacunas disponibles hasta el momento, están operando al máximo,… Read More »Por qué ni siquiera la presión presidencial podría acelerar las vacunas contra covid

Biden Administration Includes ‘Home Care Workforce Crisis’ in New Pandemic Plan

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President Joe Biden focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic during his first full day in office Thursday. In doing so, he once again drew attention to home-based care and getting the current “workforce crisis” under control. “Our national strategy is comprehensive,” Biden said during an… Read More »Biden Administration Includes ‘Home Care Workforce Crisis’ in New Pandemic Plan

KHN on the Air This Week

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KHN Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Rosenthal discussed issues with the U.S. rollout of the covid-19 vaccines with NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and MSNBC’s “The Week With Joshua Johnson” on Jan. 3. Click here to hear Rosenthal on NPR Click here to watch Rosenthal on MSNBC KHN chief Washington… Read More »KHN on the Air This Week

Biden’s First Order of Business May Be to Undo Trump’s Policies, but It Won’t Be Easy

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The party split in Congress is so slim that, even with Democrats technically in the majority, passing major health care legislation will be extremely difficult. So speculation about President-elect Joe Biden’s health agenda has focused on the things he can accomplish using executive authority. Although… Read More »Biden’s First Order of Business May Be to Undo Trump’s Policies, but It Won’t Be Easy

KHN on the Air This Week

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KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber discussed how the COVID-19 backlash undermines public health on Newsy on Thursday. Click here to watch Weber on Newsy Read “Pandemic Backlash Jeopardizes Public Health Powers, Leaders” by California Healthline senior correspondent Anna Maria Barry-Jester, KHN data reporter Hannah Recht,… Read More »KHN on the Air This Week

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Vaccines Coming Soon but COVID Relief Bill Still Stalled

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Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The first vaccine to protect against COVID-19 could be approved in the U.S. within days, but legislation to help fund its distribution remains mired in Congress. And President-elect Joe Biden has tapped California Attorney General… Read More »KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Vaccines Coming Soon but COVID Relief Bill Still Stalled

Xavier Becerra en sus propias palabras: “La atención de salud es un derecho”

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El presidente electo Joe Biden nombró al fiscal general de California, Xavier Becerra, para dirigir el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS) de los Estados Unidos. Becerra, quien sería el primer secretario latino del HHS, ha tomado algunas posiciones innovadoras en atención de salud,… Read More »Xavier Becerra en sus propias palabras: “La atención de salud es un derecho”

KHN on the Air This Week

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KHN correspondent Aneri Pattani discussed how Black faith communities provide support in the face of racial unrest and COVID-19 with Newsy on Thursday. Click here to watch Pattani on Newsy Read Pattani’s “Amid COVID and Racial Unrest, Black Churches Put Faith in Mental Health Care”… Read More »KHN on the Air This Week

KHN on the Air This Week

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KHN Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Rosenthal discussed how to manage unexpected health care costs with CBSN on Wednesday. Click here to watch Rosenthal on CBSN KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed the Affordable Care Act case before the Supreme Court with WBEZ’s “Reset” and WDET’s “Detroit… Read More »KHN on the Air This Week