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AzPHA Executive Director talks COVID-19 vaccine update

Haley Donwerth | Aug 7, 2020 | Arizona

State health care rankings during COVID-19

Haley Donwerth | Aug 6, 2020 | Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah

Proper health care systems are essential for a functioning society, and a lack of  health care access can put increased burdens on citizens.  According to a recent report from WalletHub for the best and worst states for health care, out of all the states in the U.S. including the District...[ Read More ]

Washington, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon announce coordination on telehealth

| Aug 6, 2020 | Colorado

Building on a previous announcement regarding COVID re-opening, Gov. Jay Inslee joined Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to announce that their states will be working together on telehealth issues.     Joint statement from the states: The coronavirus pandemic has heightened the demand...[ Read More ]

The Health Provisions in HEALS and Heroes

| Aug 4, 2020 | Federal

After working through their internal disagreements, Senate Republicans recently released a proposal for the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation, called the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools Act, or HEALS. House and Senate leaders, along with representatives from the Trump administration, must reconcile it with the Heroes Act,...[ Read More ]

California public health plans call on Congress to strengthen Medicaid system

Emily Boerger | Jul 30, 2020 | California

Through an effort led by L.A. Care Health Plan, 16 California public health plans submitted a letter to Congress on Thursday calling on leadership to strengthen the Medicaid system during COVID-19 and the subsequent recession. This letter follows up a separate L.A. Care letter sent in May to Congress in...[ Read More ]

Covered California extends special-enrollment deadline during COVID-19 pandemic

| Jul 29, 2020 | California

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the state, Covered California announced on Wednesday that it would give consumers additional time to sign up for health care coverage during the pandemic by extending the current special-enrollment deadline to the end of August. “We are all doing our part...[ Read More ]

COVID update: Oregon sees first drop in COVID positivity rate since May, but reports record 14 deaths in a single day

Emily Boerger | Jul 28, 2020 | Oregon

Data from the Oregon Health Authority’s weekly testing summary report indicates the first drop in percent positivity for COVID-19 tests since the end of May. OHA reported 38,179 COVID test results for the week of July 19-25. Of that, 4.8% of tests were positive.     During the week of...[ Read More ]

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