March 01, 2021: By Sarah Jane Tribble
The World Health Organization greenlighted emergency use of AstraZeneca and Oxford’s covid-19 vaccine this month, following in the steps of the United Kingdom, the European Union and others, who are already injecting i...Read more >
February 22, 2021: By Judith Graham
Opening another front in the nation’s response to the pandemic, medical centers and other health organizations have begun sending doctors and nurses to apartment buildings and private homes to vaccinate homebound seniors.
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February 16, 2021: Fed up with a lack of federal action to lower prescription drug costs, state legislators around the country are pushing bills to penalize drugmakers for unjustified price hikes and to cap payment at much-lower Canadian levels.
These bills, sponsor...Read more >
February 02, 2021: By Arthur Allen and Liz Szabo
When getting vaccinated against covid-19, there’s no sense being picky. You should take the first authorized vaccine that’s offered, experts say.
The newest covid vaccine on the horizon, from Johnson & J...Read more >
January 27, 2021: By Phil Galewitz
Americans’ reluctance to get vaccinated for covid-19 is waning, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Nearly half of adults surv...Read more >
March 30, 2020: By Susan Jaffe
Hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries who have been denied coverage for nursing home stays because their time in the hospital was changed from “inpatient” to “observation care” can now appeal to Medicare for reimbu...Read more >
March 18, 2020: By Judith Graham
Close down group meals for seniors. Cancel social gatherings.
The directive, from the Illinois Department on Aging, sent shock waves through senior service organizations late last week.
Overnight, Area Agencies on Aging had...Read more >
January 23, 2020: "It'll be toward the end of the year," Trump said from Davos, Switzerland. "And at the right time, we will take a look at that. You know, that's actually the easiest of all things, if you look, cause it's such a big percentage."
By Jon Queally, st...Read more >
December 04, 2019: By Ina Jaffe, NPR - WAMU 88.5
November 30, 2019
Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday
SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
Rolling back federal regulations has been a cornerstone of the Trump presidency. Now the administration has proposed rol...Read more >
October 18, 2019: By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News OCTOBER 9, 2019
(Hannah Norman/KHN illustration; Getty Images)
Dean Ernest had been living in a nursing home about a year when his son, John, got a call last winter asking if his father was experien...Read more >