Tag Archive | "Administration"

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Nursing Homes In Quandary Over Biden’s No-Jab-No-Job Order

President Joe Biden’s edict that nursing homes must ensure their workers are vaccinated against covid-19 presents a challenge for an industry struggling to entice its lowest-paid workers to get shots without driving them to seek employment elsewhere.

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Rush to Booster Sparks Confusion, Differing Recommendations

When the Food and Drug Administration announced last week that a third dose of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech covid-19 vaccine may boost the immunity of some people who are immunocompromised, officials repeated their stance that fully vaccinated, healthy people do not need another dose.

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Medicaid

Medicaid: Biden Has a Chance To Cut Deals With Red State Holdouts 

President Joe Biden has an unexpected opening to cut deals with red states to expand Medicaid, raising the prospect that the new administration could extend health protections to millions of uninsured Americans.

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As Hospitals Post Sticker Prices Online, Most Patients Will Remain Befuddled

As of Jan. 1, in the name of transparency, the Trump administration required that all hospitals post their list prices online.

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Social Security commissioner to leave in February

WASHINGTON — Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue says he will step down in February after completing his six-year term. Astrue’s departure gives President Barack Obama the opportunity to name a new head to the federal government’s largest program. Astrue’s term was marked by increasingly dire warnings about the long-term financial health of the massive […]

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