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BOSTON — Addressing the health disparities highlighted and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic will require looking beyond the medical sector alone, doctors said Monday during a panel hosted by Attorney General Maura Healey. A new report from Healey’s office outlines steps the state can take to address health inequities, including building a more diverse health …

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Chinese health-care companies are enjoying a banner year, with an overhaul of the country’s health system and relaxed listing rules helping fuel a surge in share sales. More than 60 health-care companies from China have raised a total $16.3 billion from initial public offerings and secondary listings in Hong Kong, mainland China and elsewhere, according …

One of the best reviews of a state’s return on investment in Medicaid expansion was done by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which reviewed over 1,000 separate studies. They found that in those states that adopted Medicaid expansion, total employment grew 1.3%, more than those states that did not adopt. For example, Colorado experienced 31,074 additional …

For the third year, there is a very short window – Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 – to sign up for health insurance through the federal marketplace; however, 2020 is challenged unlike any other with in-person assistance funding cut by more than 80 percent and advertising extremely limited. Additional efforts to undermine the marketplace – …

The restarts mean testing of two of the most advanced Covid-19 vaccines in development can get back on track after their testing had been sidetracked. The testing is crucial for regulators to evaluate whether the vaccines safely protect against the virus and should be given widely. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration had wrapped up …

Every week, The American Journal of Managed Care® recaps the top managed care news of the week, and you can now listen to it on our podcast, Managed Care Cast. Every week, The American Journal of Managed Care® recaps the top managed care news of the week. This week, the top managed care news included President …

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary step, the Washington, D.C., Department of Health has released an open letter appealing to all White House staff and anyone who attended a Sept. 26 event in the Rose Garden to seek medical advice and take a COVID-19 test. The letter indicates a lack of confidence in the White …

Thanks to The Daily Progress for the story highlighting the important choice readers have in electing a new representative for the 5th Congressional District (“Good, Webb polar opposites in closely watched 5th District race,” online Sept. 22; in print Sept. 23). The more that local voters learn about Dr. Cameron Webb, the more I believe …

For followers of health policy discussion in Wyoming, none of this is new. State legislators and policy analysts within the Health Department have talked for a couple of years about access to physicians, whether every county needs every service, why health costs are so high and what solutions might be. Some ideas floated — emphasis …