Many people who qualify for financial assistance, which nonprofit hospitals are required to offer under the Affordable Care Act, never apply.
Factors, including broadly-crafted religious exemption policies, appear to be blunting the impact of the mandate in counties with low vaccination rates.
Many insurers offering virtual-first plans hire outside firms to provide medical staff, who may hold licenses in several states and not be located nearby.
Because the variant now has fewer willing hosts in the state, another surge that would stretch hospitals to their limits probably isn’t in the cards.
Some urban hospitals have consolidated services over the state’s vaccine mandate, but they’re continuing to admit patients, perform necessary surgeries and conduct lab tests.
Two seniors died from heat on the fourth floor of the supported living facility. The son of one filed suit, alleging management knew his mother had dementia but failed to check on her.
COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care and state employment is not coercion, state says in response to lawsuit filed in federal court.
The state agency has repeatedly dodged questions from providers about which patients should be prioritized, instead offering general 'principles'
The Community Health, Assess and Treat Program, or CHAT, is expected to start mid-November with two pilot teams.
The No Surprises Act takes effect Jan. 1 and will protect patients against surprise medical bills for out-of-network treatment, but unintended consequences are unknown.