Pandemic, ‘Great Reset’ and Resistance
A mother and doctor tend to a young girl with COVID-19 at an intensive care ward in the western region of Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Credit: UNICEF/Evgeniy MaloletkaBy Asoka BandarageCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka , Dec 1 2020 (IPS) According to the Center for Systems Science at Johns Hopkins University, as of November 29th, there have been 62,150,421 COVID-19 cases, including 1,450,338 deaths. And according to the latest ILO reports, as job losses escalate due to lockdowns, nearly half of the global workforce is at risk of losing livelihoods, access to food and the ability to survive. The World Economic Forum states that ‘With some 2.6 ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asoka Bandarage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria: Government Starts Health Insurance Scheme for Uninsured Nigerians
[Premium Times] The Group Individual and Family Social Health Insurance Programme (GIFSHIP) will be run by NHIS (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 reimbursement claims skyrocket in Texas compared to the rest of the nation
Since the onset of Covid-19, nearly $330 million in reimbursements claims have been requested for the care and treatment of Texas' uninsured population. With a cost per case of $395, Texas had the third-highest cost per case in QuoteWizards' report for the U.S. Above Texas were New Jersey's and North Carolina's average cost per case of $586 and $472, respectively. So far this year, the government has reimbursed $1.5 billion for the testing and treatment of the coronavirus for America’s uninsured… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Ajamy Source Type: news

Coalition seizes on pandemic to boost 'Obamacare' sign-ups
A coalition of states, health care groups and activists is striving to drum up “Obamacare” sign-ups among millions of uninsured Americans as COVID-19 spreads uncontrolled in many communities (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 reimbursement claims skyrocket in Texas compared to the rest of the nation
Since the onset of COVID-19, nearly $330 million in reimbursements claims have been requested for the care and treatment of Texas' uninsured population. With a cost per case of $395, Texas had the third-highest cost per case in QuoteWizards' report for the U.S. Above Texas were New Jersey and North Carolina with a case costing, on average, $586 and $472 respectively. So far this year, the government has reimbursed $1.5 billion for the testing an d treatment of the coronavirus for America’s uninsured… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Ajamy Source Type: news

COVID-19 reimbursement claims skyrocket in Texas compared to the rest of the nation
Since the onset of COVID-19, nearly $330 million in reimbursements claims have been requested for the care and treatment of Texas' uninsured population. With a cost per case of $395, Texas had the third-highest cost per case in QuoteWizards' report for the U.S. Above Texas were New Jersey and North Carolina with a case costing, on average, $586 and $472 respectively. So far this year, the government has reimbursed $1.5 billion for the testing an d treatment of the coronavirus for America’s uninsured… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David Ajamy Source Type: news

US Uninsured Rate Inches Up
After dropping dramatically with passage of the Affordable Care Act, the number of uninsured nonelderly Americans began to rise starting in 2017, the Kaiser Family Foundation said in a report earlier this month. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 16, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Free Medical Marijuana Will Be Available to the Uninsured in Argentina
Many used medical cannabis already, but now they won’t go to jail for it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: CY 2021 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2021. The premium is paid by enrollees age 65 and over who are not otherwise eligible for Part A benefits and by certain disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. This premium is effective on January 1, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 12, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Suicide risk assessment and prevention: challenges and opportunities - Ryan EP, Oquendo MA.
Despite increased access to mental health care for the previously uninsured and expanding evidence-based treatments for mood, anxiety, psychotic, and substance use disorders, suicide is on the rise in the United States. Since 1999, the age-adjusted suicide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Under-insured transgender americans turn to riskier sources for gender-affirming hormones
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Transgender people who lack access to insurance coverage for gender-affirming hormone therapy are more likely to use hormones from sources other than a licensed prescriber, compared to those with insurance coverage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Underinsured Transgender People Are Turning To Riskier Sources For Hormones
Study finds that nearly 170,000 people who are transgender access hormones from friends, online or other non-licensed sources, which poses health and safety risks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Misha Gajewski, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Leadership /leadership Diversity & Inclusion /diversity-inclusion Source Type: news

Rural Hospitals Are Dying. This One Saved Itself —And Its Community
In September 2017, two weeks after Hurricane Irma pummeled South Georgia, Angela Ammons found her hospital on life support. It was her first day as CEO of Clinch Memorial Hospital. As she walked the halls, past oversized framed photos of the nearby Okefenokee Swamp, she felt relieved that the hurricane had spared the facility, but overwhelmed by the growing list of longstanding problems, from broken equipment to low staff morale. Soon after, an auditor informed Ammons of the hospital’s ninth consecutive year in the red. The hospital had just enough cash to pay for a couple more days of operations. With only two of it...
Source: TIME: Health - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Max Blau Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: CY 2021 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2021. The premium is paid by enrollees age 65 and over who are not otherwise eligible for Part A benefits and by certain disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. This premium is effective on January 1, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 9, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Biden Victory: What It Means for COVID, Health Care
he former vice president has sketched out a big health agenda: ramping up the federal response to COVID-19, boosting the Affordable Care Act, creating a new “public option” to cover uninsured Americans, and expanding Medicare and Medicaid. But the president-elect’s long to-do list on health is likely to face significant roadblocks in Congress and the courts, experts say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news