Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News
The challenge to the overturned federal mask mandate for public transportation could determine the limits of federal health officials’ power.
On key measures — prevention of serious illness, hospitalization and death — studies generally show COVID-19 vaccine protection weakening slightly, but remaining strong overall.
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.
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.