Joe Biden

Drop Covid vaccine patent rules to save lives in world’s poorest countries, Britain and Germany told

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G7 summit hears move would slash the cost of jabs and accelerate the rollout of programmes across the developing world Britain and Germany were last night under intense pressure to drop their resistance to proposals that would slash the cost of Covid-19 vaccines, following accusations… Read More »Drop Covid vaccine patent rules to save lives in world’s poorest countries, Britain and Germany told

Kaiser Permanente, Centene, others join White House effort to boost vaccination rates

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Several organizations, both providers and payers, have pledged to help the White House achieve its goal of administering at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 70% of Americans over the next month. These organizations are launching various initiatives to engage the unvaccinated, including… Read More »Kaiser Permanente, Centene, others join White House effort to boost vaccination rates

Public health, racial equity, climate action drive Biden’s budget requests for healthcare

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President Joe Biden has submitted his discretionary budget for 2022 to Congress. Among its healthcare provisions are funding requests for the CDC, mental health and social determinants of health programs. But there are some unusual requests as well, such as funding for an Office of… Read More »Public health, racial equity, climate action drive Biden’s budget requests for healthcare

How Biden will restore the ACA: 4 potential changes

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With the Democrats leading the Senate and House, and Joe Biden installed as president, the Affordable Care Act will be restored and strengthened over the next four years, an expert from the Kaiser Family Foundation predicts.

Biden to nominate California AG Xavier Becerra as HHS head

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President-elect Joe Biden named Xavier Becerra, the current California attorney general, as his nominee for HHS secretary. A 12-term congressman and vocal supporter of the ACA, Becerra would become the first Latino to lead the federal agency if confirmed.