In a year when covid-19 shattered the pleas of so many who prayed for miracles, a Georgia man with two new lungs is among the fortunate. Mark Buchanan, of Roopville, received a double-lung transplant in October, nearly three months after covid left him hospitalized and… Read More »Covid Spawns ‘Completely New Category’ of Organ Transplants
The result of lockdowns “has been the destruction of millions of lives across America as well as increased deaths from suicide, substance abuse and despair without any corresponding benefit in covid mortality.” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Feb. 2, 2020 For months, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis… Read More »DeSantis Advances Questionable Link Between Lockdowns and Despair
The two-page fact sheets provide a snapshot with key data for those who would become eligible for Medicaid under expansion in non-expansion states.
With its lively music scene and Ybor City historical district full of bars and restaurants, Tampa has a nightlife hard to beat anywhere in Florida. The city will have a big reason to party on Sunday — as the site of Super Bowl LV and… Read More »Tampa’s Mayor vs. a Covid-Era Super Bowl
This story is part of a partnership that includes NPR, WLRN and KHN. It can be republished for free. Little Havana is a neighborhood in Miami that, until the pandemic, was known for its active street life along Calle Ocho, including live music venues, ventanitas serving Cuban coffee… Read More »Door to Door in Miami’s Little Havana to Build Trust in Testing, Vaccination
EtectRx, which makes wireless sensors embedded in medications, struck a partner with Pear Therapeutics. The companies hope to build products together combining medication adherence data with digital therapeutics.
Use Our Content It can be republished for free. Last week, after finishing inoculations of some front-line hospital staff, Jupiter Medical Center was left with 40 doses of precious covid vaccine. So, officials offered shots to the South Florida hospital’s board of directors and their… Read More »Hospitals’ Rocky Rollout of Covid Vaccine Sparks Questions of Fairness
In an effort to ensure the efficient and orderly distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine, governors from New York, California and Florida are warning that they will take action against providers who are conducting vaccinations too slowly or healthcare workers who undercut priority guidelines.
With its choice of a new leader, the Florida Hospital Association has signaled that seeking legislative approval to expand Medicaid to nearly 850,000 uninsured adults won’t be among its top priorities. In October, Mary Mayhew became the association’s CEO. Mayhew, who led the state’s Medicaid… Read More »Florida’s New Hospital Industry Head Ran Medicaid in State and Fought Expansion
Michelina Moen lost her job and health insurance in April. Only weeks earlier she had begun to feel ill and not her usual energetic self — in what she describes as a textbook case of “really bad timing.” The Orlando, Florida, resident sought treatment in… Read More »Workers Who Lost Jobs Due to COVID May Need Help Getting Coverage This Fall
Rep. Donna E. Shalala of Florida, the first-term Democratic member of Congress and former Health and Human Services secretary in the Clinton administration, lost her campaign for reelection Tuesday. Shalala’s loss to Maria Elvira Salazar — a Republican and former television journalist who compared Democratic… Read More »Longtime Health Advocate Donna Shalala Loses House Reelection Race
The Florida-based hospital worked with GE Healthcare to open a command center last year to manage clinical care operations. According to the hospital, the center has helped it save $40 million and manage patient flow and bed capacity amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Florida’s plan to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada — designed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and endorsed by President Donald Trump — has tasted its first bitter pill. No private firms bid on Florida’s $30 million contract to set up and operate a drug importation… Read More »Florida Fails to Attract Bidders for Canada Drug Importation Program
KHN senior correspondent Sarah Jane Tribble appeared on Newsy’s “Morning Rush” on Thursday to discuss rural hospital closures and KHN’s brand-new “Where It Hurts” podcast. Click here to watch Tribble on Newsy Tribble hosts “No Mercy,” the first season of “Where It Hurts.” Click here… Read More »KHN on the Air This Week
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On a sweltering July morning, Rose Wilson struggled to breathe as she sat in her bed, the light from her computer illuminating her face and the oxygen tubes in her nose. Wilson, a retiree who worked as a public health department nurse… Read More »Florida’s Cautionary Tale: How Gutting and Muzzling Public Health Fueled COVID Fire
Even as his state is a hotbed for COVID-19, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been pushing schools to reopen so parents have the choice of sending children back to the classroom or keeping them home to learn virtually. The Republican governor has said children without… Read More »DeSantis Says COVID Is a Lower Risk for School-Aged Kids Than Flu
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee.- Es una época de mucho trabajo para las granjas productoras de tomate en esta parte del estado. Estas plantaciones cuentan con cientos de trabajadores, la mayoría latinos. Algunos viven allí. Otros son migrantes que viajan de granja en granja, para recoger las cosechas… Read More »Trabajadores agrícolas en alto riesgo de contraer coronavirus y sin protección federal
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It’s a busy time for the tomato-producing farms in this part of the state. Farms have staffed up with hundreds of workers, most of whom are Latino. Some live locally. Others are migrant workers who travel from farm to farm, chasing the… Read More »As Crisis Grows, Farms Try to Balance Health of Field Workers and Food Supply
HELENA, Montana — States frustrated by private laboratories’ increasingly long turnarounds for COVID-19 test results are scrambling to find ways to salvage their testing programs. Montana said Wednesday that it is dropping Quest Diagnostics, one of the nation’s largest diagnostic testing companies. The Secaucus, New… Read More »States Search for Ways to Deal With COVID-19 Testing Backlogs
After opening four health centers in Georgia and Arkansas, Walmart confirmed that it will expand to Florida next year.