GOP Texas Governor Calls for Federal Help to Help with COVID-19 Testing and Treatment

Governor of Texas Greg AbbottGreg Abbott Eleven Interesting Races to Watch in 2022 Federal Judge Blocks Mask and Vaccine Warrants for Texas Head Start Program 2021 Best Political Celebrity Moments MORE (R) announced on Friday that the state has requested federal assistance to help with COVID-19 testing and treatment amid …

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New Year’s rose parade continues despite COVID-19 outbreak

A year after the New Year had passed without a rose parade due to the coronavirus pandemic, marching bands and flower floats once again took to the streets to celebrate the arrival of 2022 despite a new wave of infections from the omicron variant. The 133rd Pasadena, Calif., Saturday tradition …

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Stimulus Control Live Fourth Update: $ 8,000, Child Tax Credit, Medicare, COLA Benefits 2022 …

Manchin’s stance sees Goldman Sachs lowering US economic growth forecast Joe Manchin’s position on the “Build Back Better” bill prompted the investment bank Goldman Sachs lowers forecast for US economic growth. Manchin’s rejection of the bill threatened to scuttle hundreds of billions of dollars in funding for climate change measures …

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$ 1.1 billion available next year to support hospitals, according to Beshear – The Advocate-Messenger

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky hospitals that meet federal quality measures can receive up to $ 1.1 billion in additional payments for Medicaid services next year, Governor Andy Beshear said Wednesday. The funding, available through a federally approved and state-led payment model, helps provide and expand quality health care to …

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Florida urges appeals court to block Biden rule requiring COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers

TALLAHASSEE – By saying it’s among ‘unprotected’ states, Florida is pushing full federal appeals court to at least temporarily block a Biden administration rule that would require healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID -19. David Costello, deputy state attorney general, filed a document Wednesday afternoon with the 11th U.S. …

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New Mexico hospitals suffer worst staff shortage in US

Seen here the University of New Mexico Hospital. More than half of the state’s hospitals report staff shortages. (Roberto E. Rosales / Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque Journal Almost 53% of New Mexico hospitals have reported critical staff shortages, placing the state at the top of a national list, …

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Babson graduate Pooja Ika launches eternalHealth, Massachusetts’ first new Medicare Advantage health plan since 2013

BOSTON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – eternalHealth, the first new health plan to be approved in Massachusetts since 2013, officially announced the launch of the company, offering high quality and affordable Medicare Advantage plans. Based in Back Bay in Boston, the company was founded by Babson College graduate Pooja Ika in 2019, who …

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A surgical approach to strengthen our health systems

“Are we providing the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time? Asked Dr Atul Gawande, who was confirmed this month as Deputy Administrator of the Bureau of Global Health at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He answered his own question about the …

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Medi-Cal’s Landmark Transformation in California to Improve and Expand Services Gets Federal Approval – State of Reform

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced today that it has the green light to launch its long-term commitment to transform and strengthen Medi-Cal. The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) proposal which will launch on January …

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Omicron’s latest COVID spike worries NJ hospitals for staff

As the omicron variant of COVID-19 leads to a surge in hospital admissions in New Jersey, the biggest concern of health leaders in this pandemic wave is not personal protective equipment, l intensive care space or ventilators. It is the endowment. Hospital workers – doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, patient care …

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