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Wyden: New GAO analysis shows urgent need to increase mental health care access and affordability

| Apr 30, 2021 | Federal

Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released a new GAO report showing a dramatic increase in demand for mental health care during the COVID-19 pandemic, straining part of the health care system that faced accessibility and affordability challenges prior to increases in anxiety and depression corresponding to the...[ Read More ]

CDC advises Michigan to lockdown, no additional vaccines

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 13, 2021 | Michigan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised the state of Michigan to enter another lockdown on Monday as the state suffers from the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has previously said that she will not institute a lockdown order to deal with the current...[ Read More ]

Arizona launching new state vaccination site serving North Valley at Scottsdale’s WestWorld

| Apr 5, 2021 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) today announced a new state COVID-19 vaccination site serving the North Valley area will open at WestWorld, the Scottsdale exhibition center, on Thursday, April 22. ADHS, Cigna, and Scottsdale are among those partnering to open an indoor site offering...[ Read More ]

Gov. DeSantis issues executive order prohibiting 'vaccine passports'

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 5, 2021 | Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order last week that will ban the use of “vaccine passports” in the state. “Vaccine passports” is a shorthand phrase for official documents that certify that someone is vaccinated. The passports would allow for business to restrict certain services only to people who...[ Read More ]

Inslee expands vaccine eligibility to all adults starting April 15

Michael Goldberg | Mar 31, 2021 | Washington

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that starting April 15, all Washingtonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.     At an afternoon press conference, Inslee said: We must do everything possible to ensure that we can keep cases down. We have concerns...[ Read More ]

HHS to invest over $6 billion in Community Health Centers to improve vaccine access

Emily Boerger | Mar 26, 2021 | Federal

The Biden administration announced on Thursday a $6 billion investment in Community Health Centers to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations, treatment, and testing. The money, which comes from the recently-passed American Rescue Plan Act, will be used to specifically target vulnerable, under-served populations. According to data from the White House,...[ Read More ]

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