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HHS Takes Action to Strengthen Access to Reproductive Health Care, Including...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took action to continue its work to enhance and strengthen access to reproductive health care, including safe and legal abortion care.

The team behind STAT’s ‘Color Code’ podcast shares how they approach...

When health journalists interview patients, they tend to seek verification and evidence of the source’s experience. In accounts of medical racism, though, simply asking those questions can reinforce the trauma patients have experienced.

Reporters are waking up to the Medicare story, but more digging...

Millions of Americans in traditional Medicare are unaware of the changes coming to their health care arrangements, and one big reason for that is the lack of coverage from the media.

VA develops national standards for health care professionals

The Department of Veterans Affairs published its first of 50 draft national standards of practice in the Federal Register June 30, for Blind Rehabilitation Specialists and Visual Impairment Services Teams Coordinators.

Most-vulnerable Californians stand to benefit under health care contract proposal

A single state contract with Kaiser Permanente to provide Medi-Cal services in counties where it operates will further the state’s goals of making quality health care more accessible and affordable.

VA advances equity in benefits, services and health care

The Department of Veterans Affairs released its Equity Action Plan, April 14, to eliminate barriers to health care, benefits and services, and create opportunities to improve access and experiences for historically marginalized Veterans.

End of COVID may bring major turbulence for US health care

When the end of the COVID-19 pandemic comes, it could create major disruptions for a cumbersome U.S. health care system made more generous, flexible and up-to-date technologically through a raft of temporary emergency measures.

CMS Takes Decisive Steps to Reduce Health Care Disparities Among Patients...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking action to close health equity gaps by providing Medicare patients living with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) with greater access to care. Through the ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) annual rulemaking, CMS is making changes to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) and the ESRD Treatment Choices (ETC) Model, and updating ESRD PPS payment rates.

As suicide in America hits historic levels, the health care response...

When a heart attack patient is rushed to the hospital, they rarely have trouble securing a cardiologist, operating table and hospital bed. But patients experiencing mental crises have no such assurances. When they are rushed to the hospital, they sometimes wait for days for a psychiatric bed to open up.

Biden-Harris Administration Quadruples the Number of Health Care Navigators Ahead of...

The Biden-Harris Administration is expanding the number of Navigator organizations to help people enroll in coverage through the Marketplace, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in 30 states with a Federally-Facilitated Marketplace. Through $80 million in grant awards for the 2022 plan year, 60 Navigator awardee organizations will be able to train and certify more than 1,500 Navigators to help uninsured consumers find affordable and comprehensive health coverage.