DBJ seeks nominations for 2022 Health Care Heroes Awards
The 2022 Health Care Heroes Awards will shine a light on those who have made an impact on health care through their concern for patients, their research and inventions, their management skills, their innovative programs for employees and their service to the poor and uninsured. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caleb Stephens Source Type: news

Long-Lasting Birth Control Is Already Hard to Get. Advocates Worry It May Only Get Worse
When Rachel, a 35-year-old from Colorado, learned four years ago that she was pregnant despite taking birth control pills, she wanted to make sure it didn’t happen again. The stakes were high: in addition to not wanting kids, she has a uterine deformity that makes pregnancy risky. She terminated the pregnancy, then began looking for long-lasting birth control. Rachel (who asked to use only her first name to preserve her privacy) lives in a rural part of Colorado where the only local health system is Catholic and doesn’t offer most forms of contraception under the Ethical and Religious Directives for hospitals. ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine Source Type: news

30.0 Million People of All Ages Uninsured in U.S. in 2021
THURSDAY, May 5, 2022 -- In 2021, 30.0 million people of all ages were uninsured in the United States, representing a small, but not significant, decrease from 2020, according to early estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2021,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 5, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Loss of Pandemic Aid Stresses Hospitals That Treat the Uninsured
Hospitalizations from Covid-19 are receding, but safety-net providers are facing tremendous unmet needs from poor and uninsured patients who delayed seeking care during the pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Weiland Tags: Hospitals Finances Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Nashville (Tenn) American Rescue Plan (2021) Tennessee Source Type: news

COVID-19 Testing Reimbursement Scrutiny is Coming for Clinical Laboratories, Attorneys Predict at Executive War College
Investigators may look into various angles, including drive-through testing sites for COVID-19 and whether uninsured patients were verified before free tests Three healthcare compliance attorneys gave a clear and concise message to clinical laboratory managers and pathologists at the 2022 Executive War College Conference on Laboratory and Pathology and Management: Expect the government to scrutinize […] The post COVID-19 Testing Reimbursement Scrutiny is Coming for Clinical Laboratories, Attorneys Predict at Executive War College appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 28, 2022 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: swallask Tags: Clinical Laboratory Compliance Consultants Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Pathology Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Conferences anatomic pathology drive-through testing EKRA Eliminating Kic Source Type: news

Why the Rise of Rapid Tests Makes COVID-19 Case Counts Hard to Trust
By official counts, fewer people are being diagnosed with COVID-19 right now than at almost any other point during the pandemic. There were an average of 40,000 new cases per day as of April 19, compared to more than 800,000 per day at the height of the U.S. Omicron wave. But official counts are increasingly misleading. More Americans than ever are testing positive on at-home tests—the results of which are rarely reported to public-health authorities, and are thus missing from official tallies. Public-health experts worry that case numbers are now an unreliable way to judge the state of the pandemic, and that there a...
Source: TIME: Health - April 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Cancer Survivors With Financial Woes Have Higher Risk of Dying Cancer Survivors With Financial Woes Have Higher Risk of Dying
Cancer survivors who experience medical financial hardship have a higher mortality risk than survivors who do not, and most of these woes are related to having no insurance or not enough insurance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 20, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

End of COVID Crisis Could Mean a Huge Loss of Health Insurance End of COVID Crisis Could Mean a Huge Loss of Health Insurance
It is a perilous time to throw people off the insurance cliff: A new Omicron subvariant is spreading, and a program that provided COVID testing and treatment at no cost to the uninsured has expired.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 6, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The impact of a structured rehabilitation program for uninsured individuals - Draganich C, Berliner J, Sevigny M, Niehaus W, Philippus A, Payne L, Gerber D, Monden KR.
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: Health disparities in rehabilitation have been identified in brain injury (BI), spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and amputee populations. A free clinic was established to serve such uninsured individuals. The purpose of this exploratory... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The New $10 Billion COVID-19 Deal Leaves Uninsured People at Risk
When Senators announced on Monday that they reached a deal for $10 billion in additional funding for the coronavirus response, many public health experts were dismayed that the package will not include aid for vaccines abroad. But another area that is likely to get shorted is the program that has covered the costs of coronavirus tests, treatments and vaccines for uninsured Americans. That lack of funding could not only hurt the most vulnerable Americans, experts say, but also fuel future outbreaks of COVID-19. The program for uninsured people began winding down late last month. The Biden Administration repeatedly asked la...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

A New Government Website Helps You Locate COVID-19 Tests, Treatments, Vaccines, and Masks
Two years into the pandemic, the Biden Administration has launched a virtual hub to help Americans find COVID-19 prevention and treatment resources—including masks, tests, and vaccines—in their communities. The website, COVID.gov, consolidates several existing initiatives into what President Joe Biden described during a press briefing on March 30 as a “one-stop shop.” The site includes links for ordering free at-home rapid tests; locating free, high-quality N95 masks; finding vaccines and treatments; and assessing current COVID-19 risk levels in specific counties, based on U.S. Centers for Disease C...
Source: TIME: Health - March 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

As federal COVID funding runs out, support for uninsured suffers : Shots - Health News
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Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concerns rise as a U.S. reimbursement fund for uninsured Covid patients stops taking claims.
Some U.S. health care providers are informing uninsured people they can no longer be tested for the virus free of charge and will have to pay for the service. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ellen Barry Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Clinics, hospitals brace for end of cushion for uninsured covid care
The COVID-19 Uninsured Program is winding down because Congress has not appropriated more money. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Uninsured Americans Could Pay Nearly $200 for COVID Tests Uninsured Americans Could Pay Nearly $200 for COVID Tests
Future funding relies on Congress passing the White House ’s request for billions of dollars in COVID relief, which appears to be stuck in debate.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 28, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news