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Over the hump? Florida sees higher vaccination numbers and lower case counts

| Nov 19, 2021 | Florida

Data from the Florida Department of Health (Florida Health) shows both higher vaccination numbers over the past few weeks and lower case counts.      Week-to-week case counts have been on a downward trend since the start of October.  According to Florida Health, the state saw 21,844 new cases from...[ Read More ]

Florida health care bills to keep an eye on in the 2022 legislative session

| Nov 18, 2021 | Florida

Florida legislators are continuing to file bills with just under two months until the start of the 2022 legislative session on Jan. 11. Here’s a look at some of the bills legislators filed this month.  SB 726 - Telehealth: SB726, sponsored by Sen. Loranne Ausley (D - Quincy), would prevent...[ Read More ]

Oregon health official outlines expectations for universal health care during Senate interim committee meeting

| Nov 17, 2021 | Oregon

Dr. Bruce Goldberg, chair of the Task Force on Universal Health Care and a professor at the Portland State University School of Public Health, outlined priorities for the Task Force during an Oregon Senate Interim Committee meeting on Nov. 16.      The Task Force, which was created after the...[ Read More ]

Covered or not? A look into Alaska’s upcoming Medicaid redetermination

| Nov 16, 2021 | Alaska

The reassessment window for recipients under Alaska’s Medicaid program is coming up once the extended federal public health emergency (PHE) concludes. Following the end of the PHE, which could come as early as Jan. 16 if it isn’t extended again, state Medicaid agencies will have 12 months to reassess enrollees’...[ Read More ]

Over the hump? Florida nursing homes seeing higher vaccination numbers and lower case counts

| Nov 11, 2021 | Florida

The pandemic has killed more than 186,000 nursing home residents and staff, according to a nursing home dashboard from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).      For Florida’s nursing homes, however, the situation appears to be heading in a positive direction.  According to an AARP press release on...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Joshua Arvidson on youth mental health in Alaska

| Nov 11, 2021 | Alaska

Joshua Arvidson serves as the chief clinical officer of children’s services at the Alaska Child Trauma Center within Alaska Behavioral Health. He’s also on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.  In this Q&A, Arvidson briefed State of Reform on the various aspects of life...[ Read More ]

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