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Democratic and Republican legislators discuss future health policy plans for Colorado

| Nov 18, 2020 | Colorado

At State of Reform’s Colorado Health Policy Conference Colorado Democrats and Republicans discussed their parties’ plans for future health care policy. The “Policy Leadership: Republicans” panel featured Rep. Soper and Rep. Bolton. Sen. Brittany Petterson was the speaker for the “Policy Leadership: Democrats” panel.     Policy Leadership: Democrats According...[ Read More ]

Utah immunization program leader reveals tentative COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

| Nov 18, 2020 | Utah

In a media briefing on Wednesday morning, Rich Lakin, Immunization Program Manager at the Utah Department of Health, discussed the details of the state’s phased distribution plan for COVID-19 vaccines. He also discussed  key differences between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines’ implementation.  Lakin continually stated that these plans are not...[ Read More ]

UW professor highlights the disparate COVID-19 experience of minority communities in King County

| Nov 17, 2020 | Washington

Significant disparities have been observed between different racial minorities’ experiences with COVID-19, according to data presented by Dr. Danny Colombara last Thursday at an online seminar hosted by the UW’s Whole U Organization. Five months ago, Dr. Colombara, adjunct professor at the UW School of Public Health, began compiling data...[ Read More ]

Texas legislators pre-file a variety of new health care bills

| Nov 16, 2020 | Texas

Even though the 87th legislative session does not start until Jan. 12, 2021, numerous Texas legislators have already pre-filed bills in preparation. The pre-filing period began on November 9th, when over 530 bills were submitted in a single day. Health care is a prominent topic among the bills seen thus...[ Read More ]

A repeal of the ACA would pose a significant threat to Alaska Native communities

| Nov 13, 2020 | Alaska

After the first day of the Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, initial comments from some justices indicate that a repeal of the landmark law is unlikely. However, the mere fact that the law is being challenged at the Supreme Court is unnerving for the...[ Read More ]

Imminent loss of federal resources could affect Hawaii's contact tracing efforts

| Nov 12, 2020 | Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) Dr. Emily Roberson is leading her department’s intensive COVID-19 contact tracing efforts in Hawaii. In a November 11th interview with the Star-Advertiser, she spoke about the complex process used by the DOH to conduct contact tracing in the state. According to Dr. Roberson, an immense...[ Read More ]

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