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A group of nonprofits and corporations released a report this year, calling for self-regulation to protect patients’ data when it’s outside of the health-care system. But critics say it shouldn’t be trusted.
While the federal government has paid more than $2 billion to cover the funeral costs of those who died of COVID, fewer than half of families eligible for assistance have started the application process to receive aid.
In anticipation of the predicted overturn of Roe v. Wade, Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed millions to increase access to safe abortions, particularly for low-income and uninsured women who may be travelling from out of state.
The state announced it would use federal pandemic funds to give one-time bonuses to health-care workers but it omitted the largest group of health attendants, who provide services to about 130,000 low-income Texans.
Earlier this month, the California city launched its Mobile Assistance Community Responders program, which sends trained civilians to respond to emergency mental health crises, allowing police to focus on violent crime response.
It includes investments that will raise health-care workers’ pay, improve their workplace infrastructure and provide incentives that will attract more people to the workforce, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Pilot projects in five communities will test how best to address the health risks that are connected to homelessness. Results could help guide professionals in reducing what has been a chronic problem.
Several states have proposed bills that would protect health-care professionals from punishment if they promote COVID-19 misinformation or unproven treatments. So far only North Dakota has approved similar legislation.
In some states, Uber and Lyft don’t have to pay if passengers are hurt by a hit-and-run. There are moves in a number of states to increase protections for riders and drivers in the case of accidents with uninsured motorists.
The state’s Health Benefits for Immigrant Adults program makes services more accessible to the elderly, regardless of immigration status, but it doesn’t provide extended care or at-home care, leaving large gaps in coverage.
A new study highlights innovative state-level strategies driven by data that emerged during the pandemic to address social factors undermining the well-being of too many Americans.
The California Supreme Court will decide whether the state’s ban on asking job applicants about their health applies to job-screening companies, in response to a proposed class-action lawsuit on behalf of 500,000 job applicants.
Census data revealed that 17.3 percent of residents in the state were uninsured, nearly double the national average. Texas also has eight of the 10 congressional districts with the highest uninsured populations in the nation.
After receiving complaints about the quality of care provided, city officials delayed a decision on whether to replace Wellpath LLC with LSU Health New Orleans. The contract could amount to as much as $93 million.
As medicine quickly adapted to ensure that millions of Americans could still receive care during the coronavirus pandemic, some of the innovations made health-care accessibility more difficult for those with disabilities.