Tag: health policy

Even for Wealthy, US Healthcare Can’t Match Care in Other Nations

(Reuters Health) – When it comes to health care, even privileged white Americans fare worse than the average citizens of 12 other developed countries, a...

Physicians Find Perks in COVID-19 Relief Bill

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The mammoth COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress Monday night includes...

Democrats Are Running Hard on Health Care in Georgia’s Runoffs

In this Nov. 20, 2020, photo, Vice President Mike Pence and Kelly Loeffler wave to the crowd during a Defend the Majority Rally in Canton,...

Trump’s Lame-Duck Status Leaves Governors to Wing It on COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Not long after the world learned that President Donald Trump had...

Great Barrington Coauthor Backs Off Strict Reliance on Herd Immunity

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A coauthor of the Great Barrington Declaration says that he and...

What It Means for COVID, Healthcare

President-Elect Joe Biden Joe Biden’s victory sets the stage for healthcare to become a high-profile priority of his presidency. The former vice president has sketched...

Fewer Docs Accepting Industry Payments, but Overall Value Stable

A federal transparency program designed to lower healthcare costs had relatively little impact on total and annual payments to physicians from drugmakers and device makers...

Feds Approve Fractious Georgia Plan to Change ACA Marketplace

With the Trump administration announcing 2 days before Election Day that Georgia’s healthcare.gov website will no longer provide options for residents shopping for plans starting...

Trump and Biden Face Off Over COVID-19, ACA in Final Debate

The COVID-19 pandemic figured prominently in the final debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden when they met on stage for...

How the Direction of Healthcare Could Change From the Election

With the national election about 2 weeks away, the direction that healthcare policy takes could vary significantly depending on how the nation votes in the...

Individual health policies can be migrated to a family floater plan

I am 35 years old and thinking of buying health insurance. I want to know if I get hospitalized for suspected covid-19 and later test...

A patient enacting a will from hospital must have the doctor as one witness

One of my uncles is in hospital, getting treatment for covid-19. As his condition is serious, he is planning to make a will. How should...

Go for Corona Rakshak if you already have health insurance

Most insurance companies have started offering the regulator-mandated standard indemnity health policy, Corona Kavach, for covid-19, but only a few have launched the standard benefit-based...

What you need to know before buying a covid-19 health policy

Current health policies can’t cover covid-19 treatment cost The current design of health policies isn’t able to adequately cover covid-19 treatment. Patients are reporting significant...

AGS Recommendations Aimed at Limiting Ageism During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The American Geriatrics Society has issued policy recommendations aimed at protecting...

Hazard Pay in New COVID-19 Relief Bill Likely a ‘Pipe Dream’

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 13, 2020 — Hazard pay for frontline healthcare workers — an idea that has been...

Healthcare Workers Should Wear Reusable Elastomeric Masks

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 01, 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, guidelines have scrambled to adapt. Only a...

Cognitive Decline With Endocrine Tx for Breast Ca

Cognitive impairment seen in women with early breast cancer who undergo chemotherapy ― so-called chemobrain ― has now been reported in patients who are treated...