Kaiser Health News
Early studies have shown that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have a higher likelihood of dying from the virus than those without disabilities, likely because of a higher prevalence of preexisting conditions.
The measures would impose taxes on increases in the price of drugs that don’t reflect improved clinical value and set the rates paid by state-run and commercial health plans to a benchmark based on prices in Canada.
Copies of the N95 masks, which are prized for their ability to filter out 95% of particles, have flooded the country, including 1.9 million that were distributed to 40 hospitals in Washington state.
Alcoholism-related liver disease was a growing problem before the pandemic, with 15 million people diagnosed nationwide, but it's continued to get worse with some hospital admissions up dramatically.
The Biden administration’s much-needed national strategy to end the covid-19 pandemic includes plans to remedy the chaotic vaccination effort with “more people, more places, more supply.”
Late last month Congress passed a nearly 5,600-page legislative package that included $900 billion for urgent pandemic relief, a ban on surprise medical bills and other non-COVID health care issues.
Forcing companies to gear up production won’t provide much-needed doses anytime soon because expanding production lines takes time and establishing lines in repurposed facilities can take months.
Now, during a once-in-a-century pandemic, President Joe Biden has promised to provide 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in his first 100 days in office.
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.