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TPPF: House Health Care Package Improves Outcomes, Lowers Costs

| Apr 8, 2021 | Texas

The Texas Public Policy Foundation applauded the recently released package of health care reforms in the Texas House that will significantly lower costs, improve health care outcomes, put patients in charge of health care decisions, and make improvements to Medicaid. The group of individual bills rolled out by Speaker of the House...[ Read More ]

General Assembly passes $52B 2022 budget

| Apr 8, 2021 | Maryland

The Maryland General Assembly passed the $52.4 billion 2022 budget, HB588, which is higher than the $49 billion budget pitched by Gov. Larry Hogan in late January.     Delegate Maggie McIntosh called the bill “a bipartisan, historic act which will lift our state out of the pandemic into recovery.”...[ Read More ]

Joint CDC and UW study finds significant distrust within incarcerated populations towards COVID-19 vaccine

| Apr 8, 2021 | Washington

In a study conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and University of Washington (UW), fewer than half of the inmates in jails and prisons said they would accept a COVID-19 vaccine, while a majority either said they wanted to wait before getting the vaccine or would refuse one. ...[ Read More ]

Intermountain and U of U announce partnership for new, community focused physician training program

| Apr 8, 2021 | Utah

In a “first of its kind” initiative, Intermountain Healthcare has partnered with the University of Utah (U of U) to implement a new medical education program. This program will teach medical school students about population health and how to preemptively treat communities and keep them healthy. The partnership is part...[ Read More ]

California coalition calls for immediate funding to close the digital divide

| Apr 8, 2021 | California

A cross-sector coalition urged Governor Gavin Newsom to connect Californians with a one-time, $8 billion investment in high speed 100 Mbps broadband infrastructure and programs. The coalition which represents education, health, local government and economic policy organizations believe this investment in broadband infrastructure and support services is critical to improving...[ Read More ]

Medicaid work requirements in Michigan rescinded by Biden administration

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 8, 2021 | Michigan

Work requirements to access Medicaid in Michigan have been rescinded by the Biden administration. The work requirements assured that Medicaid beneficiaries in the state of Michigan were either employed or attended school. The door for work requirements was opened when the Trump administration began to allow it in 2018. Former...[ Read More ]

Democrats have opportunity to be bigger, bolder, in 2021

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 8, 2021 | Federal

With control of the Oval Office and both legislative houses, Democrats have an opportunity to make sweeping changes to American health care over the next two years. Representatives Earl Blumenauer, a Oregon representative from the Portland area, and Kim Schrier, from the outskirts of Seattle in Washington, discussed the upcoming...[ Read More ]

Cano Health to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines at Select Sites in Florida

| Apr 8, 2021 | Florida

Cano Health (the "Company"), a leading value-based primary care delivery platform for seniors, today announced that it will administer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible individuals in Florida on April 10, 2021 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Cano Health will offer the vaccine to Florida residents 18 years and older with Florida state-issued photo identification or proof of Florida residency. Vaccines will...[ Read More ]

THA Statement On Texas House Health Care Plan

| Apr 8, 2021 | Texas

The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/CEO, on Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan’s plan to address health care issues during the 2021 legislative session. “We couldn’t agree more that Texans should have access to the best health care services possible, and we are pleased to...[ Read More ]

Governor Inslee sends letter to Congress asking for investments in Public Health as part of the "American Jobs Plan"

| Apr 8, 2021 | Washington

In a letter sent to the Washington State Congressional Delegation, Gov. Jay Inslee asked members to invest in public health infrastructure as part of the president’s proposed “American Jobs Plan.” Inslee also pointed to a need for housing, broadband and food security.     According to the White House website: ...[ Read More ]

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