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CMS withdraws MFAR rule

Emily Boerger | Sep 14, 2020 | Federal

Tallying federal pandemic support for the health sector

| Aug 31, 2020 | Federal

In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the federal government has directed more than $400 billion to the health sector to shore up its finances and enhance its capacity to care for COVID and non-COVID patients, according to an online financial tracking service assembled by the Committee for a...[ Read More ]

Putting summertime election polling in context

| Aug 31, 2020 | Federal

Labor Day is just a week away, and with that comes what many consider to be the final sprint toward the general election. August’s Republican and Democratic National Conventions brought about a renewed focus on the presidential election which will only intensify as we head into fall. Several recent polls...[ Read More ]

New research finds vaping associated with higher risk of COVID-19

Emily Boerger | Aug 26, 2020 | Federal

A new study finds that young adults and youth who have ever used e-cigarettes are five times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 than non-users. Researchers also report a COVID-19 diagnosis is seven times more likely among “dual-users” who have used both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes. The study, which...[ Read More ]

CDC reports: One in four young adults contemplated suicide during COVID-19 pandemic

Emily Boerger | Aug 14, 2020 | Federal

Data released Friday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds US adults continue to experience increased adverse behavioral health conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report finds that essential workers, young adults, racial and ethnic minorities, and unpaid adult caregivers disproportionately experience these harmful conditions.  ...[ Read More ]

Video & highlights from “5 Slides: Creating a culture of anti-racism in health care”

Emily Boerger | Aug 4, 2020 | Federal

On Monday, State of Reform hosted our “5 Slides: Creating a culture of anti-racism in health care” virtual conversation with Melissa Gonzales, PhD, in the Chief Diversity Office at Genentech, and Ben Danielson, MD, Medical Director at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.     During the convening, the two leaders discussed...[ 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 ]

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