Taxpayers will pay restaurants to feed seniors in California
California is partnering with the federal government to provide meals for seniors during the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Suppliers cash in as California taxpayers hit with wildly inflated prices for masks
California is paying more than 300% above list prices for some coronavirus masks, state data show. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melody Gutierrez, Adam Elmahrek Source Type: news

Namibia: City Makes U.S.$6,1 Million Loss
[Namibian] The City of Windhoek has failed to collect N$177 million owed in rates and taxes because of the ongoing lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Under pressure, Harvard says it will reject US relief aid
Harvard University announced Wednesday it will turn down $8.7 million in federal coronavirus relief, a day after President Donald Trump excoriated the wealthy Ivy League school over taxpayer money it stood to receive (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Citizen Action is Central to the Global Response to COVID-19
By Isabel Ortiz and Walden BelloNEW YORK and MANILA, Apr 22 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created an unprecedented human and economic crisis. Governments are taking strong actions, enforcing quarantines to reduce contagion, testing populations, building emergency intensive care units. Governments have also launched large fiscal stimulus plans to protect jobs and the economy, as well as temporary social protection programs such as income/food support, subsidies to utilities and care services. Isabel OrtizBut in many countries, even stronger actions are needed if we are to protect lives and jobs. States...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Walden Bello Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Reimagining a Post COVID World: Key Principles for the Future
Mandeep Tiwana is chief programmes officer at CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance. He’s based at CIVICUS’ New York office. By Mandeep TiwanaNEW YORK, Apr 21 2020 (IPS-Partners) In her book, ‘A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,’ Mary Ann Glendon tells the beautiful story of how out of the ashes of the Second World War emerged the world’s pre-eminent rights framework. The Declaration recognises the inherent dignity of every human being and was born out of the shared horror felt by the international community with war crimes and genocide on an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mandeep Tiwana Tags: Economy & Trade Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Coronavirus stay-at-home order saves state taxpayers $1 billion after car crashes cut by 60%
California's stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus reduced vehicle collisions on roadways by roughly half, saving taxpayers an estimated $1 billion. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cindy Carcamo Source Type: news

Why counting coronavirus deaths is not an exact science | Gianluca Baio and Marta Blangiardo
It ’s the data that gets all the headlines, but the two main sources of information in the UK have their own limits“Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Right? Well, not quite. As many people are discovering during the Covid-19 crisis, even something as seemingly straightforward as the count of people who have died might not be as robust as to be taken at face value. In the UK,distinctions between the data from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have led to talk of whether deaths are beingunderestimated and even whether the f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gianluca Baio and Marta Blangiardo Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Office for National Statistics Medical research Science UK news World news Death and dying Society Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Unodocumented workers pay taxes. They deserve more than one-time coronavirus aid
A program for one-time assistance to undocumented workers affected by the pandemic is a start, but California must do much more. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California continues to reward lawlessness with taxpayer-funded coronavirus gift of $125 million to illegal immigrants
(Natural News) Democrats in California continue to flout laws making it illegal to sneak into the United States by rewarding such lawlessness with benefits paid for by citizens. The latest gift to illegal immigrants is a $125 million Wuhan coronavirus ‘bonus,’ most of which will be paid for by the state’s taxpayers. On Wednesday, Gov.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Editorial: Migrants who pays taxes should get stimulus checks — even if they're undocumented
The federal stimulus checks go to people with Social Security numbers, leaving out millions who work in the U.S. without permission, but who pay taxes. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Times Editorial Board Source Type: news

Editorial: Migrants who pay taxes should get stimulus checks — even if they're undocumented
The federal stimulus checks go to people with Social Security numbers, leaving out millions who work in the U.S. without permission, but who pay taxes. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Times Editorial Board Source Type: news

Telemedicine Is Here to Stay
COVID-19 has prompted a rapid adoption of telemedicine, a trend that some experts say could have a significant and lasting impact on the medical device industry. Jason Mills, a medtech analyst at Canaccord Genuity, shared conclusions earlier this week from three recent physician surveys that his firm conducted across the structural heart, robotic surgery, and stroke/venous thromboembolism fields. One of the key takeaways is that the overwhelming majority of doctors have "swiftly embraced" telemedicine during the crisis. A look at some of the major telemedicine players' earnings...
Source: MDDI - April 15, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: COVID-19 Digital Health Source Type: news

Are you ready for the big pension fund bailout of 2020? Governors who imposed coronavirus lockdowns now want taxpayers to cough up $500 billion
(Natural News) We’ve been carefully monitoring the fiscal health of several states with mounting pension fund debt for several years because a couple of them have been teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. One of them was California, but thanks to the omnipresence of successful tech start-ups in Silicon Valley, the state’s Democrats who created... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL: Taxpayer-funded NIH funneled $3.7 million to Wuhan virus research lab believed to have engineered the coronavirus bioweapon
(Natural News) In a bombshell finding, the taxpayer-funded NIH (National Institutes of Health, where Dr. Fauci is a top official) is now known to have funded bat coronavirus research (SARS-CoV) at the very same BSL-4 Wuhan laboratory that is widely believed to have engineered and release the Wuhan coronavirus that’s now devastating the planet. This... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do I Have to File 2019 Taxes to Get a Stimulus Check?
En espa ñol | Editor's note: The IRS is in the process of developing procedures for the issuance of stimulus payments to Americans, as called for under the CARES Act. ... These procedures are evolvi... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - April 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

IRS launches website to speed relief payments to some low-income Americans who don't file taxes
Some low-income Americans who were not required to file taxes in 2018 or 2019 can work with the IRS to get their coronavirus relief payments faster. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah D. Wire Source Type: news

Column: With coronavirus on their minds, California voters probably aren't in the mood to raise taxes
The coronavirus pandemic and the state of the economy would seem to doom any November ballot proposition that seeks to raise taxes — or squeeze money out of anybody. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: George Skelton Source Type: news

On top of everything else, now property taxes are due. Here's how to get help
Many Californians, suddenly out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic, wonder how they will pay their property taxes by Friday. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Khouri Source Type: news

Liberal states facing a COLLAPSE of state incomes thanks to coronavirus shutdowns: Will pensions collapse, too?
(Natural News) The longer the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lasts, the longer governors and mayors will keep ‘stay-at-home’ policies in place, and the longer those last, the longer ‘non-essential’ businesses will be closed and Americans will be laid off from their jobs. And the longer states will be starved for income taxes, which is creating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Lives Lost to Coronavirus
One of the biggest challenges of this unsettling time is the isolation we feel as we’re separated from friends and family, all the people for whom we care most deeply. But just being alone is only part of the difficulty. Our sense of remoteness is intensified by a pall of unease we can’t define: Loss and sorrow are also in the air. We fear losing—or we may have already lost—people we love. And when we work up the courage to look beyond our individual personal spheres, we see that many people who have made our world better, in big and small ways, have vanished before we were ready to let them go. But...
Source: TIME: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature remembrance Source Type: news

California delays sales tax payments for small businesses
California's governor says the state will let businesses keep up to $50,000 in sales taxes over the next year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

With record unemployment filings, federal stimulus will help, but more is needed
As an economist and director of the California Policy Lab, Till von Wachter is continually spearheading research projects and policy recommendations related to labor and employment as well as homelessness, education and crime.As the U.S. economy further slows because of how the COVID-19 pandemic has forced so many businesses to close, UCLA Newsroom asked von Wachter, who is  also the associate dean of research for the division of social sciences in the UCLA College, to help parse through current employment statistics, why the $2.2 trillion federal stimulus package called the CARES Act — which was signed int...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The World ’s Sports Stadiums Are Being Converted Into Hospitals to Fight the Coronavirus Outbreak
Around 10 days ago, Danny Zausner, chief operating officer of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City — home of the U.S. Open — received a call that would be considered inconceivable not that long ago. Local government officials wanted to know whether the sprawling 42-acre tennis complex could house a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients. The City’s health care system was already taxed, and the crisis was only worsening. Zausner said officials asked about utilizing Arthur Ashe Stadium, the largest tennis stadium in the world and site of some of the sport’s most memorabl...
Source: TIME: Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Life in the Times of Corona: Lockdown & Livelihood in the Lurch
Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, New Delhi, March 28, 2020. Credit: IMPRIBy Dr. Balwant Singh Mehta, Dr. Simi Mehta and Dr. Arjun KumarNEW DELHI, Mar 30 2020 (IPS) The worldwide spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is severely affecting the global economy and as per the recent updates almost one-third to half of the global population are now under some form of a lockdown. This has threatened an economic bloodbath, where practically all economic activities around the world are witnessing a closure. According to the International Labour Organization, nearly 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide due to the pandemic and ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr. Balwant Singh Mehta Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations OPINION/NGO Source Type: news

Africa: Fill the Gaps, Feel the Pain: Insights from Sierra Leone on an Epidemic's Impact on Local Taxation, Public Services, and the Poor
[African Arguments] What can we learn from Ebola about the potential impacts of COVID-19? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mnuchin says many Americans will see money from coronavirus bill "within 3 weeks"
The Treasury secretary says taxpayers who have set up direct deposit will have the money automatically sent to their accounts, while those who do not have direct deposit can upload their information to get money immediately. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arguing over transportation sales taxes: an analysis of equity debates in transportation ballot measures - Lederman J, Brown A, Taylor BD, Wachs M.
What's a fair way to pay for urban transportation? Local option sales taxes (LOSTs) for transportation are an increasingly common mechanism for locally financing transportation in the context of declining federal and state funding. LOSTs are typically regr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Those IRS coronavirus-extended deadlines apply to more than just taxes
The IRS decision to push back the income tax filing deadline to July 15 also applies to other deadlines, such as contributing to IRAs and HSAs. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liz Weston Source Type: news

IRS Tax Dates to Know for 2020
Editor ’s note: The Treasury Department says that taxpayers will have an additional 90 days to pay their federal income taxes. ... Because of the coronavirus, anyone who owes $1 million or less – an... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

IRS Extends Tax Payment Deadline 90 Days
En espa ñol | The Treasury Department has announced that most taxpayers will have an additional 90 days to pay their federal income taxes. ... The deadline to file tax returns is now July 15. ... "A... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 21, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lawmakers race to reach coronavirus stimulus deal despite disagreements over checks to taxpayers
Democrats and Republicans have been at odds over how to get money into taxpayers' pockets to insulate the economy from the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Megerian, Jennifer Haberkorn Source Type: news

Governors raise alarm as coronavirus taxes health systems
U.S. governors have told the president that their states are in dire need of federal help as they expand measures to contain the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

McConnell unveils economic rescue plan amid virus shutdown
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has unveiled a sweeping economic rescue plan to pump $1,200 checks directly to taxpayers, $300 billion for small businesses to keep idled workers on payroll and $208 billion in loans to airlines and other industries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As virus spreads, VA gets set to back up taxed US hospitals
The Department of Veterans Affairs is rapidly preparing for the possibility it may have to absorb overflow civilian patients if private hospitals are overrun by the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Using DBT Skills in the Time of the Coronavirus
Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides us with many excellent concepts and skills to practice and incorporate with various areas of distress and dysregulation, including the current uncertain times of living with COVID-19. The way in which this pandemic illness is spreading all over the world and is the focus of most any current conversation requires that we find a way to cope effectively. Marsha Linehan, the founder and developer of DBT, provides us with several excellent ideas about how best to manage stressful times.  Many of us Americans struggled to radically accept that this virus was in our midst and needed ...
Source: Psych Central - March 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sandra Wartski, Psy.D Tags: Anxiety Communication General Healthy Living Self-Help Coping Skills coronavirus COVID-19 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Emotional Dysregulation Interpersonal Effectiveness Interpersonal Skills Marsha Linehan social distancing Source Type: news

Coronavirus updates: Trump approves aid bill as U.S. deaths top 140
The White House is also solidifying plans for a third phase of the response, which would include two rounds of direct cash payments to taxpayers. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What role do taxes and regulation play in promoting better health?
This briefing aims to contribute to the debate, looking at how a range of policy levers might be used effectively to reduce consumption of tobacco and alcohol, and unhealthy consumption of food and drink, and ultimately improve people's health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump ’s Payroll Tax Cut Would Dwarf the 2008 Bank Bailout
President Trump is pushing a nearly $1 trillion fiscal stimulus that some economists say would not be well targeted to offset damage from the coronavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jim Tankersley Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Economy Federal Budget (US) Federal Taxes (US) Income Tax Payroll Tax Taxation Wages and Salaries National Debt (US) Recession and Depression Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Taxpayers With High Medical Bills May Qualify for Deductions
iStock / Getty Images ... Lots of things qualify for the medical deduction, and that's a positive for taxpayers. ... Uncle Sam, however, has put some big barriers in the way for people who want to ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Texas Retirement Savings Program: Opinions of Small Business Owners
This AARP survey explored the opinions of Texas small business owners or decision makers about employee benefits. ... Nearly three in four small business owners expressed concern as taxpayers that ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

U.S. Cases of Coronavirus Surpass 1,000; British Health Minister Is Infected
President Trump has talked with Senate leaders about cutting business taxes and taking other steps to soften the virus ’s economic impact. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Xi Jinping Trump, Donald J Wuhan (China) Source Type: news

Sugar tax has more public support than expected
(University of G ö ttingen) The increase in diet-related illness has led to a high burden of costs for society. However, German policymakers, in comparison with their international counterparts, have so far been reluctant to make political interventions that support healthy eating. The concern is that interventions, such as imposing taxes, will be unpopular. Researchers at the University of G ö ttingen have now shown that there is clear support for nutritional policy action in Germany. The results have been published in the scientific journal Nutrients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Live Updates: British Health Minister Has Virus; No Audience For Next Democratic Debate
President Trump discussed with Senate leaders cutting business taxes and taking other steps to soften the virus ’s economic impact. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Xi Jinping Trump, Donald J Wuhan (China) Source Type: news

The Tokyo Olympics Are on for Now — But the Clock Is Ticking
(TOKYO) — The tentacles of canceling the Tokyo Olympics — or postponing or staging it in empty venues — would reach into every corner of the globe, much like the spreading virus that now imperils the opening ceremony on July 24. The International Olympic Committee and local organizers say the games are on, but the clock is ticking. The fate of the Tokyo Games touches 11,000 Olympic and 4,400 Paralympic athletes, coaches and sports officials, local organizers, the Japanese government and national morale, international broadcasters, fans and world sponsors. Add to this hotels, airlines and taxi drivers &mda...
Source: TIME: Health - March 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephen Wade and Graham Wade / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Trump plans to discuss payroll tax cut with Congress
President Donald Trump said on Monday the White House will discuss with Congress on Tuesday possibly cutting payroll taxes to support the economy as it deals with the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Democrats NO LONGER screaming for open borders thanks to Coronavirus
(Natural News) Most people in America who are insane enough to vote for “free stuff” (that costs trillions of dollars in taxpayer money) are also dumb enough to think a nation without borders has any security at all, yet still, there’s a shred of hope that there’s at least one ounce of common sense left.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Coronavirus-Infected Grand Princess Is in Port. But Passengers Are Still Stuck on Board
(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Thousands of passengers aboard a cruise ship struck by the novel coronavirus waited anxiously Tuesday for their chance to leave the vessel, even if it meant being shipped to military bases for weeks of quarantine. After days of being forced to idle off the Northern California coast, the Grand Princess docked Monday at the Port of Oakland with some 3,500 passengers and crew on board. “Everyone was hollering and clapping” as the giant vessel sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge and entered the harbor, passenger Karen Schwartz Dever said. About two dozen people who need acute medical care ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olga R. Rodriguez and Daisy Nguyen / AP Tags: Uncategorized California COVID-19 onetime Travel Source Type: news

If Jeff Bezos really wants to fight the climate crisis, he should just pay his taxes | Guy T Saperstein
Wildfires are ravaging California and Australia – and local fire departments are alarmingly underfunded and underpreparedIn the wake of the devastating Australian bushfires, Jeff Bezos announced last month that hewill donate $10bn to fight the climate crisis. As a resident of California and the former president of the Sierra Club Foundation, I welcome any contribution toward the struggle against our changing climate. That said, my home state, like all communities with Amazon facilities, would be far better off if Bezos simply paid his taxes.If Amazon ’s properties in California were taxed at their current value...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Guy T Saperstein Tags: Jeff Bezos California Wildfires Climate change Climate aid Environment Science Amazon Australia news Natural disasters and extreme weather US politics Source Type: news

More taxpayers' money for the environment and public benefit
(German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig) Over 3,600 scientists from across Europe call for effective action from the EU regarding its Common Agricultural Policy. A position paper coordinated by scientists from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and the University of Rostock, identifies the EU Commission's current reform proposals as inadequate. The researchers are proposing ten measures for a sustainable and fair agricultural policy, which uses taxpayers' money more efficiently. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 9, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news