What the American Rescue Plan Says About President Biden’s Health Care Priorities – and What They Mean for You

What the American Rescue Plan Says About President Biden’s Health Care Priorities – and What They Mean for You

By Zack Buck, University of Tennessee As millions of Americans receive COVID-19 vaccines, the Affordable Care Act just got a booster shot of its own. After 11 years of existential threat and months after an argument before the Supreme Court, the ACA has been strengthened under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, the US$1.9 trillion…

Why Women’s Health Should Be a Priority for the New Congress

Why Women’s Health Should Be a Priority for the New Congress

Soon after the new year, a new presidential administration will take office. We’ll also have a new Congress, the 117th, with a Senate currently composed of 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats — with two Georgia Senate seats to be determined in runoffs in early January — and the House of Representatives composed of 222 Democrats…

Ending Pandemic-Era Telehealth Coverage Fails American Women

Ending Pandemic-Era Telehealth Coverage Fails American Women

Telehealth, which is health care (clinical and nonclinical) that is delivered remotely through computers and mobile devices, is helping millions of Americans — especially those who do not have access to medical facilities — stay healthy and receive quality health care during the coronavirus pandemic.. In March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)…

Black Doctors Work to Make Coronavirus Testing More Equitable

Black Doctors Work to Make Coronavirus Testing More Equitable

By Nina Feldman, WHYY, Kaiser Health News When the coronavirus arrived in Philadelphia in March, Dr. Ala Stanford hunkered down at home with her husband and kids. A pediatric surgeon with a private practice, she has staff privileges at a few suburban Philadelphia hospitals. For weeks, most of her usual procedures and patient visits were…

If Obamacare Goes Away, Here Are Eight Ways Your Life Will be Affected

If Obamacare Goes Away, Here Are Eight Ways Your Life Will be Affected

By Simon F. Haeder, Pennsylvania State University More than 10 years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act once more hangs in the balance. There have been plenty of near misses before, including previous Supreme Court appearances and Congressional votes. Yet in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, this time around Republicans may…