Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Over 20 Million Selected Affordable Health Coverage in ACA Marketplace Since Start of Open Enrollment Period, a Record High

Under the Biden-Harris Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that over 20 million people have selected an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace plan since the 2024 Marketplace Open Enrollment Period launched on November 1 — a record number of enrollments.

How ‘real people’ illuminate the torturous process of getting mental health care

We like how they avoid jargon, are typically straightforward with their motivations, and help humanize the issues we present to our audiences. I’ve always given at least lip-service to this journalistic reflex, but I might not have fully embraced it before reporting our series on Minnesota’s mental health crisis.

More hospitals are requiring masks as flu and COVID-19 cases surge

More U.S. hospitals are requiring masks and limiting visitors as health officials face an expected but still nasty post-holiday spike in flu, COVID-19 and other illnesses.

US women are stocking up on abortion pills, especially when there is news about restrictions

Thousands of women stocked up on abortion pills just in case they needed them, new research shows, with demand peaking in the past couple years at times when it looked like the medications might become harder to get.

CMS Roundup

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides an at-a-glance summary of news from around the agency. December 15: CMS released the final report on the evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Model. CPC+ was a primary care practice transformation model, supporting practices at varying levels of readiness in two tracks.