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Shutdown could affect NIH, CDC, community health centers and HIV/AIDS programs, but Medicare and Medicaid payments won’t stop immediately.
Funding will help implement and evaluate models for delivering comprehensive, coordinated, person-centered care to people with long COVID.
Starting September 25, households will be able to order four free tests through COVIDTests.gov.
Updated COVID vaccines will be available in some locations this week, with distribution increasing in the coming weeks.
The days of Americans paying far more for prescription drugs are ending, said President Biden.
Funding includes $1 billion for vaccine trials, $326 million for a new monoclonal antibody and $100 million for novel technologies.
Current analysis estimates that 7.7 million to 23 million Americans have developed long COVID.
Short-term insurance plans often offer very limited coverage and do not follow ACA rules. People mistake the low premiums for a good deal.
Insurers should allow co-pay assistance to count as out-of-pocket spending, claims HHS lawsuit by HIV, hepatitis and diabetes advocates.
The court sided with the hospitals, which challenged a $1.6 billion Trump-era cut to 340B Medicare reimbursements.
Plus: The White House moves to ensure that future ACA health plans cost less, protect those with chronic illness and don’t discriminate.
A letter from 124 patient groups urges the White House to make drugs more affordable—and spells out how it can do so.
The guidance recommends that people with HIV should receive COVID-19 vaccines regardless of their CD4 count or viral load.
Rachel Levine, MD, currently leads Pennsylvania’s health department and its response to COVID-19.
AIDS groups counter that such a move is “deeply harmful and even illegal.”
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