Six states have passed laws to start drug imports from Canada, and Florida, Colorado and New Mexico are the furthest along in plans to get federal approval.
Health experts said regulators have to strike a balance between addressing small but serious risks while encouraging millions to get vaccinated.
Oregon is one of a handful of states that have put dentists lower in priority order, despite the CDC advisory board's recommendation that all front-line workers get priority.
As Joe Biden lifts his right hand to take the oath of office at noon on Jan. 20 at the Capitol, a team of specially trained cleaners will be lifting their hands to disinfect the White House.
Dropping Medicare eligibility age to 60 from 65 would deprive hospitals of billions of dollars in revenue they now get from commercial insurance plans.
The South Carolina Republican suggested during the Senate hearings for then-Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett that his state has been short-changed, with Democratic states profitting the most.
The president promised when he entered office that he would enact a massive overhaul of Medicaid and repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But neither has happened.
Though Florida and five other states -- not in the Northwest -- have passed laws allowing them to seek federal approval to buy drugs from Canada, observers say the proposal is aimed at Florida.
After nearly two months at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Erica Schoenradt was making plans in May to see her dentist for a checkup.