Trump decides against reopening health care enrollment during pandemic

Apr 1, 2020
A White House official said Tuesday that the administration decided against it.
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Will the pandemic mean higher health care costs in the future?

Mar 31, 2020
What consumers pay for insurance and care next year has a lot to do with how the COVID-19 crisis plays out.
How will the coronavirus pandemic affect insurance costs moving forward? Above, a temporary hospital is set up at the Jacob K. Javits Center on March 27 in New York.
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Countries race to limit, ban exports of masks, ventilators, other gear

Mar 30, 2020
Individual governments have defended decisions to keep medical equipment at home, arguing they must take care of their medical workers and patients first.
A program to monitor global protectionism found governments placed 46 different export controls on coronavirus-related safety supplies and machines this year. Above, masks are produced at factory in Germany on March 12.
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COVID-19 response complicated by inequities in health insurance, sick leave

Mar 6, 2020
More than 27 million Americans are uninsured, and millions more are underinsured, hampering public health efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference on Monday about the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York.
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Is therapy only for the rich?

Mar 4, 2020
Only a quarter of Americans think mental health services are accessible.
Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, circa 1935.
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Business is catching on to the importance of sleep

Feb 17, 2020
Lost productivity from lack of sleep costs the economy billions of dollars.
An "energy pod" is seen at the company Thrive Global, in New York, on May 10, 2018, which Thrive Global employees can use to take a nap.
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Walmart focuses on freestanding clinics

Feb 17, 2020
New Walmart Health facilities in Georgia have separate entrances and they look like clinics, not Walmart stores.
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How letters from the IRS saved lives

Dec 12, 2019
The letters, which went out to 3.9 million people, detailed how to sign up for health care coverage.
A new working paper found that health insurance reduces the probability of death.
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Disagreement over rule that would increase transparency in healthcare costs

Nov 15, 2019
A new rule would require hospitals to make public the prices for everything they charge for.
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The doctor who left primary care to help LGBTQ patients

Nov 12, 2019
"It's so rewarding to just provide good care, and be kind and have them feel safe," said Dr. Crystal Beal.

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