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Subcommittee passes "Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act"

Emily Boerger | Nov 5, 2021 | Federal, Florida

Leadership Series: The future of gene therapy

| Oct 25, 2021 | Federal

Bhash Parasuraman, vice president of value and access for rare disease and internal medicine at Pfizer, joined State of Reform on Thursday for a conversation on the future of gene therapy.  As part of our virtual “Leadership Series,” Parasuraman discussed the outlook for gene therapy, the policies she’d like to...[ Read More ]

Excess deaths higher among Black, Indigenous and Latino adults during 2020

| Oct 13, 2021 | Federal

Excess deaths have been more than twice as high among Black, American Indian/Alaska Native and Latino adults during the pandemic than their white and Asian peers.  That’s according to a surveillance study published by the National Cancer Institute on Oct. 5, which calculated excess deaths in the U.S. between March...[ Read More ]

Nothing about the Biden spending plan is certain, including its health provisions

| Oct 5, 2021 | Federal

The Biden administration is encountering turbulence as it pushes a major domestic program and climate change bill in Congress, which is not surprising given the size of what is being contemplated. The president and leading Democrats originally had targeted $3.5 trillion in new spending over ten years as their goal,...[ Read More ]

FAIR Health report shows 76.4% increase for in-network air ambulance costs

| Oct 4, 2021 | Federal

A recent report from FAIR Health finds a 76.4% increase in in-network costs for fixed-wing air ambulance services.     Air ambulance services transport patients to or between medical facilities when a higher level of care is needed. This alternative form of ambulance service involves either a rotary-blade helicopter or...[ Read More ]

The future of State of Reform

DJ Wilson | Sep 22, 2021 | Federal

I have some pretty big news to share with you this afternoon. State of Reform is joining the growing family of smart, mission-driven folks at Health Management Associates. It's an alignment that we are very excited about and one that will allow us to continue to grow State of Reform...[ Read More ]

NIH builds large nationwide study population to support research on long-term effects of COVID-19

| Sep 15, 2021 | Federal

The National Institutes of Health awarded nearly $470 million to build a national study population of diverse research volunteers and support large-scale studies on the long-term effects of COVID-19. The NIH REsearching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative(link is external) made the parent award to New York University (NYU) Langone Health, New...[ Read More ]