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March 2022

3/18 – People With ‘Medium COVID’ Are Caught In A Gray Area Of Recovery With Little Support | NPR
3/18 – Half Of Cancer Patients Report Medical Debt | Axios
3/18 – Kentucky House Passes Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana | AP
3/17 – This Key Indicator May Determine How Bad A  BA.2 Wave Could Be In The US | CNN
3/17 – KY Gov. Beshear Vetoes Measure Seeking Early End To COVID Emergency | AP
3/17 – Winning A Victory For Cost Transparency in Health Care: Opinion | Newsweek
3/16 – How to Avoid Surprise Bills — And the Pitfalls in the New Law | KHN (See our blog  for more about the new law)
3/16 – How To Time Your Second Booster | The Atlantic
3/16 – Children’s Health Issues Getting Worse | Axios
3/16 – A Third Of U.S. Adults Struggling To Get A Good Night’s Rest, Survey Finds | NPR
3/15 – ‘An Arm And A Leg’: Need An Expensive Drug? Here’s What You Need To Know | KHN & Public Road Productions
3/15 – Lawmakers’ Ending COVID-19 Emergency Early To Cost KY Millions In Federal Aid | Louisville Courier-Journal
3/14 – Cutting-Edge Gene Therapies For Sickle Cell – Will Medicaid Patients Be Able To Access Them? | Stat
3/12 – Coronavirus FAQ: What Does Endemic Mean — And Are We There Yet? | NPR
3/11 – 1 In 10 Adults Owe Medical Debt, With Millions Owing More Than $10,000 | KFF
3/10 – Rural U.S. Hospitals Face Wipeout With 800 At Risk Of Shutdown | Bloomberg
3/9 – How To Use Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drug Company To Order Scripts | Business Insider
3/9 – Covid Long-Haulers Face Grueling Fights For Disability Benefits | Washington Post
3/9 – Requiring Masks In K-12 Schools Cut Covid-19 Infections, Study Shows | CNN
3/8 – K.Y. Governor: People Shouldn’t Feel Pressure To Take Off Masks | AP
3/8 – You Can Order Free COVID Tests From The Government Again | NPR
3/7 – Charts Paint A Grim Picture 2 Years Into The Coronavirus Pandemic | KHN
3/5 – Death Toll Nears 6 Million As Pandemic Enters Its 3rd Year | AP
3/4 – $35 Insulin Cap Is Welcome, Popular, And Bipartisan. But Congress May Not Pass It Anyway. | KHN (Related story: Non-Profit Drug maker Will Provide Insulin For No More Than $30 A Vial | A.P.)
3/4 – When Teens Blow Off Parents’ Pleas to Get Vaccinated, The Consequences Can Be Deadly | KHN
3/3 – Seeking to Shift Costs To Medicare, More Employers Move Retirees To Advantage Plans | KHN
3/3 – HIV Preventive Care Is Supposed to Be Free In The U.S. So, Why Are Some Patients Still Paying? | KHN
3/2 – Kentucky Senate-Passed Bill Aims To Overcome Nursing Shortage | AP
3/1 – Kentucky Health Chief Warns Of COVID Complications In Kids | AP

February 2022

2/28 – Efforts To Vaccinate Medicaid Enrollees Against Covid Run Into Obstacles | KHN
2/27 – CDC Loosens Guidelines For Mask-Wearing As Omicron Recedes | Bloomberg
2/26 – New $70 million Hospital Planned For Louisville’s West End | AP
2/25 – 4 U.S. Companies Will Pay $26 Billion To Settle Claims They Fueled The Opioid Crisis | NPR
2/24 – Federal Court Strikes Down Part Of HHS Surprise Billing Rule | Stat (Related story: Judge Strikes Down Part Of Biden Surprise Billing Rules In Win For Doctors | The Hill
2/23 – An $80,000 Tab For Newborns Lays Out A Loophole In The New “No Suprise Act” | KHN/NPR
2/23 – Other States Keep Watchful Eye On Snags In Washington’s Pioneering Public-Option Plan | KHN
2/23 – Covid Infections Plummet 90% From U.S. Pandemic High, States Lift Mask Mandates | CNBC
2/22 – ZIP Codes Matter When It Comes To Severe COVID-19 | AAAS
2/21 – Millions Of Children Could Lose Medicaid Coverage Once The Public Health Emergency Ends | CNN
2/19 – Journalists Review Hospital Penalties And Problems Riddling Medicaid Rx Program | KHN
2/18 – ‘What the Health?’: It’s Health Costs, Stupid (2022 Edition) | KHN
2/18 – Physician Survey Reveals Cracks In The US Drug Supply Chain | Stat
2/17 – Still Unvaccinated? Here’s What COVID Can Look Like In Your Lungs | Baltimore Sun
2/16 – A Woman (& 3rd Person Ever) Is Cured of H.I.V. Using a Novel Treatment | NY Times
2/15 – Medical Boards Pressured to Let It Slide When Doctors Spread Covid Misinformation | KHN
2/14 – Why Millions on Medicaid Are at Risk of Losing Coverage in the Months Ahead | KHN
2/14 – FTC Will Vote On Whether To Examine How PBM Practices May Hurt Pharmacies And Drug Prices | Stat
2/13 – Journalists Discuss Cracks in the Health Care System and Roadblocks to Covid Booster Shots | KHN
2/12 – COVID Funeral Assistance: The Last Pandemic Aid Anybody Wants To Need | NY Times
2/11 – Covid-19 Deaths Have More Than Doubled In Five States | NBC News
2/11 – CDC Proposes Softer Guidance On Opioid Prescriptions | AP
2/10 – Skirmish Between Biden And Red States Over Medicaid Leaves Enrollees In The Balance | KHN
2/10 – Staffing Shortages By State | Becker’s Hospital Review
2/9 – 100 Top Rural And Community Hospitals, By State | Becker’s Hospital Review
2/9 – One In Three Americans Exposed To Toxic Weedkiller | The Hill
2/8 – Health Care Paradox: Medicare Penalizes Dozens Of Hospitals It Also Gives Five Stars | KHN
2/7 – (University of Louisville Hospital Featured) Staff Shortages, COVID Patients Pushing Hospitals To Breaking Point | 60 Minutes
2/7 – Bounties And Bonuses Leave Small Hospitals Behind In Staffing Wars | KHN
2/6 – N95, KN95 Masks Provide Best Protection Against Covid, CDC Study Shows | Washington Post
2/5 – New Conditions Common 1-5 Months After Positive COVID Test | CIDRAP
2/4 – Medicare Will Soon Provide Free At-Home Coronavirus Tests | NY Times (Related story: Medicare Opens Up Access To Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests | AP)
2/4 – US COVID-19 Cases Continue Steep Decline | CIDRAP
2/3 – Mental Health Therapists Seek Exemption From Part Of Law To Ban Surprise Billing | KHN (Also, see our blog on the “No Surprises” Act here, and throughout the January and February 2022 news entries, below)
2/2 – “An Arm and a Leg”: Know Your ‘No Surprises’ Rights | KHN & Public Road Productions
2/2 – Senate Begins Work On Bipartisan Mental Health Package | Roll Call
2/2 – COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Midwest, South Begin To Fall | Fox News
2/1 – 3 Challenges HR Leaders Are Facing In Today’s Digital Benefits World (Editorial) | EBN
2/1 – Even If They Can Find A Test, Not Everyone Wants To Know They Have COVID | NPR
2/1 – COVID-19 Pushing Kentucky Hospitals Near High Seen In Fall | WFPL

January 2022

1/31 – What To Watch In Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers One Year Into The Biden Administration | KFF
1/31 – How To Get Insurance To Pay For At-Home COVID tests, According To The White House | NPR
1/31 – Are Medicare Advantage Insurers Covering the Cost of At-Home COVID-19 Tests? | KFF
1/30 – Some Insurance Brokers Enroll People In ACA Plans Without Consent | NPR 
1/30 – Medicare Proposes Covering Expensive Alzheimer’s Drug For Those In Clinical Trials | NPR
1/29 – Confused About Rapid Tests? Here’s What To Know | Washington Post
1/29 – If You’re a Frontline Worker, States Might Give You a Raise | Pew Charitable Trust Stateline
1/28 – Why Medicare Doesn’t Pay For Rapid At-Home Covid Tests | KHN
1/28 – Medicare Patients Win The Right To Appeal Gap In Nursing Home Coverage | KHN
1/27 – What You Can Actually Do After An Omicron Infection | The Atlantic
1/27 – Watch: ER Charged $1,012 for Almost No Care | CBS News/KHN
1/27 – CDC Tells Pharmacies To Give 4th Covid Shots To Immunocompromised Patients | KHN
1/26 – New Research Hints At 4 Factors That May Increase Chances Of Long Covid | NY Times
1/26 – COVID Is Less Severe With Omicron Than Delta, U.S. Study Suggests | Reuters
1/25 – I Write About America’s Absurd Health Care System. Then I Got Caught Up In It | KHN
1/25 – Here’s How To Get Free N95 Masks From Pharmacies Or Community Health Centers | CNN
1/24 – Why Medicare Doesn’t Pay For Rapid At-Home Covid Tests | KHN
1/24 – Bill Of The Month: The Doctor Didn’t Show Up, But The Hospital ER Still Charged $1,012 | KHN/NPR
1/21 – Unvaccinated Seniors Nearly 50 X More Likely To Be Hospitalized Than Boosted Peers | Washington Post
1/21 – Scammers Are Selling Bogus Home COVID-19 Tests. Here’s How To Avoid Fakes | CBS News
1/20 – Omicron Is A Bigger Risk For the Young, Medical Data Shows | Bloomberg
1/19 – Getting COVID-19 Is Much Riskier For Your Heart Than Vaccination | PBS Newshour
1/19 – Website To Order Free Covid-19 Tests Is Up And Running | CNN
1/18 – Omicron Symptoms May Include Night Sweats | Fox News
1/17 – Want To Get Omicron And Just Get It Over With? Here’s Why That’s A Bad Idea | NPR
1/16 – You’ll Be Able To Order Free At-Home COVID Test Kits Starting On Wednesday | NPR
1/15 – Ready For An N95? Here’s How To Find A High-Quality One That Fits You Well | NPR
1/14 – Justices Block Broad Worker Vaccine Requirement, Allow Health Worker Mandate to Proceed | KHN
1/14 – Listen: Dealing With Drug Prices | KHN
1/13 – An Experimental Vaccine Could Help Fight The Opioid Epidemic | CBS News
1/12 – KY ER Doctors Make An Urgent Plea To The Public As Hospitalizations Rise | Louisville Courier-Journal
1/12 – Everything You Need To Know About The New, Free At-Home Covid Tests | CNBC
1/11 – How To Get Insurance To Pay For At-Home COVID Tests, According To The White House | NPR
1/11 – 5 Reasons Not To Deliberately Catch Omicron To ‘Get It Over With’ | CNN
1/10 – KY Governor Beshear Activates National Guard To Help Strained Hospitals | AP
1/10 – Red Cross Declares  First-Ever National Blood Crisis | CBS News
1/9 – Early Data Hints At Omicron’s Potential Toll Across America | NY Times
1/8 – Should You Swab Your Throat With An At-Home COVID Test Amid Omicron? Experts Say No | USA Today
1/7 – What We Know About The Symptoms —& Severity — Of The Omicron Variant | NPR
1/6 – CDC Updates Covid-19 Prevention Guidance For K-12 Schools | CNN
1/6 – Why Sugar Is So Addicting & How To Remove It From Your Diet This Year, According To An Expert | CBS News
1/6 – Out-Of-Pocket Drug Costs For Medicare Beneficiaries Need To Be Reined In | Stat
1/6 – ‘Only Just Beginning’: As Tornado Recovery Continues, Attention Shifts To Mental Health | Louisville Courier-Journal (subscription required)
1/5 – Louisville Reports 27% COVID-19 Positivity Rate, Another Record |WFPL (Related story: Louisville-Area Hospitals Already Strained As Omicron Continues To Spread | WFPL)
1/5 – Listen: How the New ‘No Surprises’ Law Tackles Unexpected Medical Bills | KHN 
1/4 – Are You Too Old To Shovel Snow? If You’re Over 45, Beware Of Heart Attacks, Doctor Says | USA Today
1/4 – The USDA’s New Labeling For Genetically Modified Foods Goes Into Effect Jan. 1. Here’s What You Need To Know | Washington Post
1/3 – Drug Makers Ring In The New Year With 5% Price Hikes On Hundreds Of Medicines | Stat (Related story: The Big-Ticket Drugs That Have Higher Prices In 2022 | Axios
1/3 –Children Are Hospitalized With Covid At Record Numbers | NBCNews
1/3 – FDA Authorizes First Covid-19 Booster Shot For Teens Aged 12 To 15 | Stat
1/2 – Decision Looms That Could Determine Fate Of Alzheimer’s Drug | NY Times
1/1 – A New Ban On Surprise Medical Bills Starts Today | NY Times

2021 News

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December 2021

12/30 – ‘Then the Bill Came’: The 4th Year of KHN-NPR’s Bill of the Month Is a Wrap | KHN/NPR
12/29 – Jefferson County, KY Reports ‘Alarming Increase’ In COVID-19 Cases | WFPL
12/28 – COVID Is Costing Employers Nearly $1 Billion Per Week | Employee Benefit News
12/28 – CDC Cuts The Recommended Isolation & Quarantine Periods For Coronavirus Infections | NPR
12/27 – The FDA Has Authorized Merck’s COVID Pill For Home Use — The 2nd In 2 Days | NPR
12/24 – Pfizer Pill Becomes 1st US-Authorized Home COVID Treatment | AP
12/23 – You Just Tested Positive For Covid. Here’s What To Do Next | NBC News
12/23 – Record Number of Americans Sign Up for ACA Health Insurance | KHN (Related story: ObamaCare Open Enrollment Hits Record Numbers | The Hill)
12/23 – You May Have Just A Short Time Left To Spend The Money In Your Health Flexible Spending Account | CNBC
12/22 – The Vaccines Work Against Severe Disease. Here’s Why Boosters Are Still A Good Idea | NPR
12/22 – ‘An Arm and a Leg’: The Rapid-Test Edition: Who’s Making a Buck? | KHN & Public Road Productions
12/22 – With A ‘Biological Computer,’ Scientists Look To Target Cancer While Sparing Healthy Cells | Stat
12/22 – Packaged Salad Products Recalled In 19 States | The Hill
12/21 – Crash Course: Injured Patients Who Sign ‘Letters of Protection’ May Face Huge Medical Bills & Risks | KHN
12/21 – NICU Bill Installment Plan: That’ll Be $45,843 A Month For 12 Months, Please | KHN/NPR
12/21 – IU Health Announces Price Freeze At First-Ever Hospital Transparency Meetings | IndyStar
12/19 – What Home Supplies Should You Have If Someone Is Infected With COVID-19? | Washington Post
12/19 – Public Health Emergency End Could Cause Millions To Lose Medicaid Coverage | NBC News
12/17 – ‘The Charges Seem Crazy’: Hospitals Impose a ‘Facility Fee’ — For A Video Visit | KHN
12/17 – Why 1,320 Therapists Are Worried About Mental Health In America Right Now | NY Times
12/16 – The Pandemic Could End In 2022 — What ‘Normal’ Life Might Look Like Soon, According To Medical Experts | CNBC
12/16 – Burnout Among Pharmacists Slows COVID-19 Booster | Roll Call
12/15 – > 40% Of People With COVID-19 Asymptomatic, Study Finds. What Experts Have Learned | USA Today
12/14 – ‘An Arm and a Leg’: She Fights Health Insurers for Fun — And Wins | KHN & Public Road Productions
12/14 – One Year Of Vaccines: Many Lives Saved, Many Needlessly Lost | AP
12/14 – Medicare Urged To Flex Its Power And Slash Back Premium Hike | AP
12/13 – UPDATE: Death Toll From Kentucky Tornadoes Remains Unclear Amid Conflicting Reports | WFPL Louisville
12/12 – Anger, Emotional Upset Could Trigger A Stroke | Washington Post
12/10 – Pandemic Nurse Shortage: Kentucky Gov. Declares An Emergency | AP
12/10 – Covid Spurs Biggest Rise In Life-Insurance Payouts In A Century | Wall Street Journal
12/10 – CVS Outlines Push Into Primary Care Services | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
12/9 – More Young Children Are Killing Themselves: The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Making The Problem Worse | USA Today
12/9 – The Coronavirus Attacks Fat Tissue, Scientists Find | NY Times
12/8 – COVID Cases Spike Even As US Hits 200M Vaccine Milestone | Albuquerque Journal
12/8 – New Covid Pills Offer Hope As Omicron Looms | NY Times
12/7 – Kentucky Judge Orders Health Care Sharing ‘Ministry’ To Pay $4.7M For Not So Saintly Acts | Louisville Courier-Journal
12/7 – How To Cope With SAD, Or Seasonal Affective Disorder | NPR
12/6 – A Third Of U.S. Kids Lack Good And Consistent Health Insurance | University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Related story: Underinsurance Among Children in the U.S. | Pediatrics)
12/5 – Over Half Of Young Adults Are Obese Or Overweight, Study Says | Washington Post
12/3  – Biden’s New Winter COVID Plan Will Reimburse You For At-Home Tests | NPR (related story: In Biden’s Plan For Free Rapid Tests, Legwork Will Be Required | NY Times)
12/2 – Severe COVID-19 Survivors May Have An Increased Risk Of Dying Over The Next 12 Months, Study Suggests | Fox News
12/2 – Telehealth May Be Here to Stay | PEW Charitable Trust
12/1 – Omicron And Other Coronavirus Variants: What You Need To Know | KHN
12/1 – Teens Have Easier Access To Drugs As Illegal Trade Booms On Social Media | CBS News
12/1 – More Than 1 In 3 U.S. Adults Carry Medical Debt, Survey Finds | CNBC

November 2021

11/30 – The Latest: CDC Says Ages 18 And Up Should Get Booster Shot | AP
11/29 – South African Dr. Who First Spotted The Covid Omicron Variant Says Symptoms Seem ‘Mild’ So Far | CNBC
11/29 – Scientists Are Studying Whether Omicron Leads To Severe Illness | NY Times
11/28 – More Black Infant Deaths Push Up Indiana Newborn Death Rate | AP
11/25 – Medical Groups Argue Against Indiana Vaccine Mandate Limits | AP
11/24 – Virus Expert Trevor Bedford On Annual Covid Boosters And The Inevitable Next Pandemic | Stat
11/23 – Beshear Outlines COVID-19 Recommendations For Thanksgiving | AP
11/23 – Becerra Says Surprise Billing Rules Force Doctors Who Overcharge to Accept Fair Prices | KHN
11/23 – COVID Habits Of Thanksgiving Guests | Axios/Ipsos 
11/23 – Welcoming Family Into Your Home For Thanksgiving? Here’s How To Keep COVID Out | CapRadio
11/22 – Why You Can’t Find Cheap At-Home Covid Tests | KHN
11/21 – America’s Thanksgiving Gamble: Alarm As Cases Rise 20% | Axios
11/20 – US Opens COVID Boosters To All Adults, Urges Them For 50+ | AP
11/19 – The FDA Authorizes COVID Booster Shots For All U.S. Adults | NPR
11/19 – The ER Charged Him $6,500 For Six Stitches. No Wonder His Critically Ill Wife Avoided The ER | KHN/NPR
11/19 – First Known Covid Case Was Vendor At Wuhan Market, Scientist Says | NY Times
11/19 – New Suicide Prevention Hotline To Include Texting Option | The Hill
11/18 – All KY Adults Are Now Eligible For A COVID-19 Booster | WFPL
11/18 – Public Opinion Is Unified on Lowering Drug Prices. Why Are Leaders Settling for Less? | KHN
11/18 – Overdose Deaths Reached Record High As The Pandemic Spread | NY Times
11/17 – US Daily COVID-19 Cases Up Nearly 27% In Last Three Weeks | The Hill
11/17 – New Clues To The Biology Of Long COVID Are Starting To Emerge | NPR 
11/17 – FDA Recalling 2 Million Ellume At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Because Of False Positives | NPR
11/16 – As Big Pharma & Hospitals Battle Over Drug Discounts, Patients Miss Out On Millions in Benefits | KHN
11/16 – Out-Of-Network Costs Spin Out Of Control | Axios
11/16  – 50% Of People Who Survive Covid-19 Face Lingering Symptoms, Study Finds | Washington Post
11/16 – Beshear: KY Coronavirus Cases Appearing To Plateau | AP
11/16 – 2nd HIV Patient May Have Been ‘Cured’ Of Infection Without Stem Cell Treatment, In Extremely Rare Case | CNN
11/15- Ebola Vaccine To Begin Human Trials | University of Oxford
11/15 – People Got Sicker During The Pandemic, Even Without Covid-19 | NBC News
11/15 – Efficacy Of COVID Vaccines Wanes, Fueling Boosters Debate | The Boston Globe
11/15 – How Rural Communities Are Losing Their Pharmacies | KHN
11/14 – Once-Healthy Kids Struggling With Symptoms Months After COVID-19 Infection | CBS News
11/14 – Study Shows Cancer Patients Can Safely Receive COVID-19 Vaccines | Journal of Clinical Oncology
11/13 – A New Monument In Frankfort Will Honor The Kentuckians Who Died From COVID-19 | WFPL
11/13 – ‘What the Health?’: Why Health Care Is So Expensive, Chapter $22K | KHN
11/12 – PFAS Pollution Could Last A Millennia. KY. Officials Told The Polluter, But Not Residents | WFPL
11/12 – AstraZeneca Plans to Start Selling Covid-19 Vaccines at Profit | Wall Street Journal
11/12 – As Workers Struggle With Pandemic’s Impact, Employers Expand Mental Health Benefits | KHN
11/11 – How SARS-CoV-2 In American Deer Could Alter The Course Of The Global Pandemic | NPR
11/11 – Medicare’s Open Enrollment Is Open Season For Scammers | KHN
11/10 – Hormone Blocker Sticker Shock — Again — As Patients Lose Cheaper Drug Option | KHN/NPR
11/10 – COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Moving The Needle, Experts Say | ABC News
11/9 – CDC Data Shows 360,000 Children Under 12 Got At Least One Vaccine Dose | Washington Post
11/9 – Kentucky Surpasses 10,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths | AP
11/9 – Vaccinated 16 Times Less Likely To Die From Covid | Bloomberg
11/9 – U.S. Administers 432 Mln COVID-19 Vaccine Doses, 70% Adults Fully Vaccinated – CDC | Reuters
11/8 – Global COVID-19 Cases Hit 250 Million, Eastern Europe Infections At Record Levels | Reuters
11/8 – Study: Benefits of In-Person School Outweigh COVID Risks | Axios
11/7 – ‘No Surprises’ Legislation Benefits Rural Residents Starting January 1 | NC Health News
111/6 – Medicare May Cover Hearing Services If Democrats’ Spending Plan Becomes Law | CNBC
11/6 – Explainer: What Vaccine Mandate Means For Firms & Workers | AP
11/5 – Pfizer Says COVID-19 Pill Cut Hospital, Death Risk by 90% | AP
11/4 – New Health Plans Offer Twists On Existing Options, With A Dose Of ‘Buyer Beware’ | KHN
11/4 – Should Kids About To Turn 12 Get The Child’s COVID-19 Vaccine Dose? | KCRA
11/4 – Patients Went Into the Hospital For Care. After Testing Positive There For Covid, Some Never Came Out. | KHN
11/4 – Eager Parents Rush To Get Kids Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines | AP
11/3 – Unvaccinated? Don’t Count On Leaving Your Family Death Benefits | KHN
11/3 – CDC Signs Off On Children’s Coronavirus Vaccine, Allowing Providers To Begin Immunizing Kids Ages 5-11 Immediately | Washington Post (Related story: EXPLAINER: What To Know About Vaccines For Kids Aged 5-11 | AP)
11/3 – Democrats’ Deal On Prescription Drugs Would Lower Costs For Seniors | NPR
11/2 – CDC Finds Immunity From Vaccines More Consistent Than From Infection, But Both Last At Least Six Months | Washington Post
11/2 – Screen Time Among Teenagers During COVID More Than Doubled Outside Of Virtual School, Study Finds – USA Today
11/1 – Youth Suicide Rates On The Rise In Louisville | WFPL
11/1 – Global Covid-19 Deaths Surpass Five Million | CNN

October 2021

10/31 – ERs Are Swamped With Seriously Ill Patients, Although Many Don’t Have Covid | KHN
10/31 – Why Do Kids Need The Covid Vaccine? | NBC News
10/30 – How Much Halloween Candy Should You Eat? Doctor Tells Kids To ‘Eat Whatever They Want’ | USA Today
10/30 – Contract For Nurses Who Handle Louisville Rape Exams Won’t Have Controversial Amendment | Louisville Courier-Journal
10/29 – FDA Authorizes Use Of Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine For 5- To 11-Year-Olds | NPR
10/29 – Inside The Life Of A COVID Long-Hauler Who “Fought Like An Animal” To Make It Out Of The Hospital After 299 Days | CBS News
10/29 – Editorial: Why Pharmacists Are Essential To A Healthier, Stronger KY, Especially In The Pandemic | Louisville Courier-Journal
10/29 – Look Up Your Hospital: Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?  | KHN
10/28 – This May Be Democrats’ Best Chance to Lower Drug Prices | NY Times (Related story: Democrats’ Prescription Drug Collapse | Axios)
10/28 – JCPS Holds First In-School Vaccination Clinic For Students | WFPK
10/27 – Beshear: Federal COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Available | AP
10/27 – F.D.A. Panel Recommends Covid Shots For Children 5 To 11 | NY Times (Related stories: What Will A Covid-19 Vaccine For Younger Kids Mean? An Expert Weighs In | CNN When Vaccinating Kids, Does Weight Matter? Should An 11-Year-Old Wait To Turn 12 To Get A Bigger Dose? | NY Times)
10/26 – Moderna Says Its Covid Vaccine Has Strong Results In Children Ages 6 to 11 | NBC News (Related story: Moderna’s Covid Vaccine Produces A Strong Immune Response In Younger Children, The Company Said | NY Times)
10/26 – Int’l Body For Pandemic Preparedness Issues Stark Warning In Latest Report | Washington Post
10/25 – Deadly Infection Linked To Contaminated Room Spray Sold At Walmart | Stat
10/24 – Brain Fog In Covid-19 Patients Can Persist For Months, Even In Those Who Were Not Hospitalized, Study Finds | CNN
10/23 – Many Covid Patients Have Memory Problems Months Later,  New Study Finds | NBC News
10/22 – CDC OKs COVID Boosters – Even Mixing & Matching – Beginning As Soon As Friday | USA Today
10/22 – WHO Estimate: 115,000 Health Workers Have Died From Covid-19; Calls For Vaccine Access Grow | Stat
10/21 – Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Onions | CDC Food Safety Alert
10/21 – The FDA Authorizes Moderna And J&J COVID Vaccine Boosters | NPR (Related story: FDA authorizes Booster Shots Of Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccines | Stat)
10/21 – Democrats Weigh Vouchers For Medicare Dental Benefits | Politico
10/21 – 
Pfizer Booster Has 95.6% Efficacy Against COVID, Large Study Shows | Axios
10/21 – Worn-Out Nurses Hit the Road for Better Pay, Stressing Hospital Budgets — And Morale | KHN/NPR
10/21 – Climate Change Is Bad For Your Health. And Plans To Boost Economies May Make It Worse | NPR
10/21 –
Diet Soda May Prompt Food Cravings, Especially In Women & People With Obesity | NPR (Related story: Obesity & Sex-Related Associations With Differential Effects Of Sucralose vs Sucrose On Appetite & Reward Processing | JAMA Network Open) 
10/20 – Pfizer Vaccine 93% Effective At Keeping Adolescents 12-18 Out Of The Hospital, CDC Says | USA Today
10/20 – Covid Updates: Medical Groups Declare Youth Mental Health Crisis | NY Times
10/20 – Cheaper, Sleeker Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids Are On The Way | CBS News
10/20 – KY’s Largest Hospital System To Build $42M Rehabilitation Hospital In Jeffersontown | Louisville Courier-Journal
10/19 – With Hospitals Crowded From COVID, 1 In 5 American Families Delays Health Care | NPR
10/19 – Global TB Deaths Are Rising — And COVID Gets The Blame | NPR
10/19 – Kynect Opening Ahead of Enrollment | WFPL
10/18 – What Will It Take to Boost Vaccinations? The Scene From KY’s Back Roads | KHN/NPR
10/18 – Vaccinated Foreign Travelers Can Enter The U.S. Starting Nov. 8 | NPR
10/18 – FDA Advisory Panel Votes 19-0 To Endorse Booster Dose Of J&J Vaccine | Stat
10/17 – States Can Reserve COVID-19 Shots For Younger Kids Next Week | AP
10/17 – Federal Government Pledges $100 Million To Address Health Care Worker Shortages | NPR
10/17 – Louisville Sexual Assault Nurses Fight Effort To Change Review Process | Louisville Courier-Journal
10/16 – Teen Girls Are Developing Tics. Doctors Say TikTok Could Be A Factor | Wall Street Journal 
10/16 – Understaffed, Underfunded, Under Siege: US Public Health Amid COVID-19 | CIDRAP
10/16 – A Racial Disparity In Schizophrenia Diagnoses In Nursing Homes | NY Times
10/15 – Kentuckians Can Review Health Coverage Plans On Exchange | AP
10/15 – KY Legislators Looking For Ways To Reduce Child Abuse | WFPL
10/15 – How To Crush Medical Debt: 5 Tips For Using Hospital Charity Care | KHN
10/15 – Vaccine Mix-and-Match Approach Bolsters Antibodies, Study Finds | Bloomberg
10/14 – Delta Surge Appears To Be Ebbing, Fauci Says | Boston Globe
10/14 – The Public Weighs In On Medicare Drug Negotiations | KFF
10/14 – COVID-19 Vaccines Could Have Prevented At Least 90,000 Deaths Since June | Peterson-KFF
10/13 – Advice Shifting On Aspirin Use For Preventing Heart Attacks | AP
10/13 – U.S. FDA Staff Says Moderna Did Not Meet All Criteria For COVID-19 Boosters | Reuters
10/13 – What The Latest COVID Research Says About Breakthrough Cases And Transmission | NPR
10/13 – U.S. FDA Staff Says Moderna Did Not Meet All Criteria For COVID-19 Boosters | Reuters
10/13 – F.D.A. Authorizes E-Cigarettes To Stay On U.S. Market For The First Time | NY Times 
10/12 – W.H.O. Will Announce New Team To Study Coronavirus Origins | NY Times
10/12 – Baby Cereal Sold Only At Walmart Recalled For Too Much Arsenic | CBS News
10/12 – Ky. Surpasses 9,000 COVID Deaths Even As Case Rates Decline | WFPL
10/11 – Rates Of Depression And Anxiety Climbed Across The Globe In 2020 | Stat 
10/11 – COVID Vaccines For Kids Will Be In High Demand, Experts Urge Patience | USA Today
10/11 – Kids Testing Positive At Higher Rates Than Adults | USA Today
10/11 – Community Clinics Shouldered Much Of The Vaccine Rollout. Many Haven’t Been Paid | KHN
10/11 – ‘Are You Going To Keep Me Safe?’ Hospital Workers Sound Alarm On Rising Violence | KHN
10/10 – Some Hospitals Will Opt To Pay Fine For Not Publishing Prices, Lawyers Say | Modern Healthcare
10/10 – As Covid Trends Down, Fauci Warns Not To ‘Declare Victory’ | Politico
10/9 – Divorced Parents Are Going To Court Over Kids’ Covid Vaccine | Washington Post
10/9 – Black Covid Patients Receive Fewer Medical Follow-Ups | NBC News
10/9 – Healthcare Employment Plummeted In September | Modern Healthcare
10/9 – Smoking Marijuana Could Lead To Breakthrough COVID Cases | FOX
10/8 –
Flu Shot: 40% Of Americans May Not Get Flu Vaccine Amid COVID | USA Today
10/8 – Former NBA Players Charged In $4 Million Health-Insurance Fraud | Wall Street Journal
10/8 – US Daily COVID-19 Deaths Decline 12% Over 2 Weeks | FOX
10/8 – Organ Centers To Transplant Patients: Get A Covid Shot Or Move Down On Waitlist | KHN
10/7 – Heart Damage Plagues Covid Survivors A Year After Infection, Study Shows | Bloomberg
10/7 – More Than 120,000 US Kids Had Caregivers Die During Pandemic | AP
10/6 – KY Health Coverage Through State-Based Exchange Opens Nov. 1 | AP
10/6 – US Deaths From Virus In 2021 Surpass 2020 Total | USA Today
10/6 – Vaccines Linked To Preventing Over 1/4 Million COVID-19 Cases, 39K Deaths Among Seniors | FOX
10/5 – Staring Down The Surge: Frontline KY Medical Workers On The Pandemic | WFPL News
10/5 – Trial Against Pharmacy Chains’ Opioid Sales Begins | AP
10/4 – Obesity Rates Rise During Pandemic, Fueled By Stress, Job Loss, Sedentary Lifestyle | NPR
10/4 – 2020 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps | CDC
10/4 – KY Plans Campaign To Encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations | AP
10/3 – Covid-19 Charges At Hospitals Can Vary By Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars | Wall Street Journal
10/3 – COVID-19 Long-Haulers Plead For Government Action | The Hill
10/2 – COVID-19 Deaths Eclipse 700,000 In US As Delta Variant Rages | AP
10/2 – U of L Study: Weekly COVID-19 Rate Twice As High As Reported In August | WFPL News
10/2 – US COVID-19 Cases Drop 15% In Past Week | CIDRAP
10/2 – An American Tragedy: US COVID Death Toll Tops 700,000 | ABC News
10/1 – Merck Says A Trial Shows It Has Produced The First Effective Antiviral Pill For Covid | NY Times
10/1 – Pill To Treat Covid-19 Cuts The Risk Of Death By Half | CNN
10/1 – Merck Says Experimental Pill Cuts Worst Effects Of COVID-19 | AP
10/1 – Ban On ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills On Track For Jan. 1 Rollout | AP
10/1 – Website Helps Kentuckians Search For Antibody Treatments | AP

September 2021

9/30 – A Covid Test Costing More Than A Tesla? It Happened In Texas. | KHN
9/30 – Seven COVID-19 Symptoms Are More Predictive Of Illness | CIDRAP
9/30 – YouTube To Remove Videos Containing Vaccine Misinformation | Wall Street Journal
9/30 – Covid Is Killing Rural Americans At Twice The Rate Of Urbanites | KHN
9/29 – A Man Died From Rabies After Waking Up To A Bat In His Room. It’s Illinois’ First Human Case Of The Virus In Nearly 70 Years | CNN
9/29 – Vaccine Data for Kids Under 5 Are Coming ‘Before the End of the Year’ | The Atlantic
9/29 – Pfizer Submits Favorable Initial Data To The FDA On Kids’ COVID-19 Vaccine Trial | NPR
9/28 –
Pfizer Is Testing A Pill To Ward Off COVID-19 | CBS News
9/28 – Vaccination Status Is The New Must-Have On Your Resume | Wall Street Journal
9/27 – Covid-19 Vaccine Gap Between Rich And Poor Nations Keeps Widening | Wall Street Journal
9/27 – Kentucky Company’s New Respirator To Aid Healthcare Workers | AP
9/27 – Covid Rapid Test Prices: How A Law Allows Labs To Charge Any Price | NY Times
9/27 – New York Suspends Unemployment Insurance For Unvaccinated Workers | Business Insider
9/26 – U.S. Schools With Mask Requirements Are Seeing Fewer Outbreaks, The C.D.C. Finds | NY Times
9/26 – In A Matter Of Days, Pfizer CEO Says They’ll Be Ready To Ask For Approval Of A Covid-19 Vaccine For Kids | CNN
9/25 – Apple Wallet Is Getting Verifiable COVID-19 Vaccination Cards | EndGadget
9/25 – The C.D.C. Chief Overruled Her Own Agency’s Panel And Recommended Pfizer Boosters For Workers At Risk | NY Times
9/24 – KY Has Fourth-Highest Rate Of Kids Hospitalized With COVID-19 | KyCIR/WFPL News
9/24 – What Does the CPS Tell Us About Health Insurance Coverage in 2020? | KHN
9/24 – A Daily Pill to Treat Covid Could Be Just Months Away, Scientists Say | KHN
9/23 – High Covid Hospitalizations Have Delayed Elective Surgeries | NY Times
9/23 – ‘We Are Not Out Of The Woods Yet.’ Even As US Covid-19 Case Numbers Decline, Expert Warns Of Potential Spikes | CNN
9/23- Pfizer Covid-19 Booster Shouldn’t Be for Moderna, J&J Vaccine Recipients, Health Official Says | Washington Post
9/23 – FDA authorizes Pfizer’s Covid-19 Booster For People Over 65 Or At High Risk | Stat
9/22 – Most Women Aren’t Getting Regular Tests For Cancer, Other Dangerous Diseases, Survey Shows | Fox
9/22 – Their Baby Died In The Hospital. Then Came The $257,000 Hospital Bill | NY Times
9/22 – KY School Boards Overwhelmingly Keep Mask Mandates After Republicans Repealed Statewide Directive | Washington Post
9/22 – FDA-Approved Gout Drug Could Show Promise In Fighting COVID-19 | Fox
9/22 – Modelers Project A Calming Of The Pandemic In The U.S. This Winter | NPR
9/21 – KY Elementary Suffers Third COVID-19 Death Among Staff | AP
9/21 – Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works in Kids Ages 5 to 11 | AP
9/20 – An FDA Panel Says Only High-Risk Americans And Those 65+ Should Get COVID Booster | NPR
9/20 – I Got a ‘Mild’ Breakthrough Case. Here’s What I Wish I’d Known. | KHN
9/20 – Ask KHN-PolitiFact: Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough to Face the Delta Variant? | KHN
9/19 – Children And Teens Gained Weight At An Alarming Rate During The Pandemic, The CDC Says | NPR
9/19 – Why The World Should Be More Than A Bit Worried About India’s Nipah Virus Outbreak | NPR
9/18 – Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Impacts and Vaccinations for Children | KFF
9/17 – Beshear: Kentucky May Run Low On Monoclonal Antibodies | AP
9/17 – Beshear Slams School Leaders That Refuse To Require Masks | AP
9/16 – Coronavirus Approaches 1918 Influenza Pandemic Death Toll – With Some Key Caveats | Washington Post
9/16 – An Epidemiologist Says At-Home Testing Is Key To Stopping COVID | NPR
9/16 – Under Pressure, Montana Hospital Considers Adding Psych Beds Amid a Shortage | KHN
9/15 –
Vaping Linked To Increased Eating Disorder Risk Among US College Students | Fox
9/15 – Outdated Rule Increases Medicare’s Costs For Generic Drugs By $26 Billion A Year | Stat
9/15 – ‘Long COVID’ Affects 1 In 10 Kids, Israel Survey Finds | Fox
9/14 – Exercise Reduces Long-Term Risk Of Anxiety Disorders In Men And Women, Study Finds | Fox
9/14 – KY Governor Urges School Boards To Continue Mask Requirements | AP
9/14 – Child Covid-19 Cases Increased Nearly 240% Since July, Pediatricians’ Group Says  | CNN
9/14 – Kentucky National Guard Sending 300 Members To Hospitals | AP
9/13 – Phony Diagnoses Hide High Rates Of Drugging At Nursing Homes | The New York Times
9/13 – AL Man Dies After 43 Hospitals Did Not Have An ICU Bed, Family Says | The Washington Post
9/13 – Gottlieb Says Vaccines Could Be Approved For Kids 5-11 By End Of October | CBS News
9/12 – Unvaccinated People Are 11 Times More Likely To Die Of COVID-19 Than Vaccinated | NPR
9/11 – Here’s Some Much-Needed Good News: Scientists Have Found That Some People Might Have “Superhuman” Immunity To SARS-CoV-2 | NPR
9/10 – Biden Administration Reveals Its Roadmap For Lowering Drug Prices | Multiple Sources via KHN
9/10 – KY’s School Mask Mandate Axed After Gov. Andy Beshear’s Veto Overridden | Louisville Courier-Journal
9/10 – Biden’s Six-Step Covid Plan, Explained | CNN
9/10 – Biden Outlines Plan To Mandate Covid Vaccines For Millions |CNBC
9/10 – Biden’s Vaccine Push: What You Need to Know | NY Times
9/9 – Same Providers, Similar Surgeries, But Different Bills | KHN (video)
9/8 – Kentucky Special Session: Ban On Kentucky Mask Mandates Advances | Louisville Courier-Journal
9/8 – 75% Of US Adults Have Now Gotten Least 1 Covid Vaccine Dose, WH Says | Bloomberg
9/8 – U.S. Surpasses Infection Total From 2020 | U.S.A Today
9/8 – COVID-19 Variant Mu Detected In 49 States | Fox
9/8 – CMS Funnels $452 Million For State Reinsurance Programs | Axios
9/7 – Jobless Americans Will Have Few Options As Benefits Expire | AP
9/6 – The Latest: More U.S. First Responders Are Dying Of COVID-19 | AP
9/6 – New Infections Are Up 316% From Last Labor Day | USA Today
9/5 – Poison Control Centers Are Fielding A Surge Of Ivermectin Overdose Calls | NPR
9/4 – 6 Tips For Coping With COVID Anxiety This Fall And Winter | NPR
9/4 – Coronavirus FAQ: What’s The Advice About Traveling In The Delta Variant Era? | NPR
9/3 – This Teen’s Community Rallied As She Fought COVID. But Many Still Shun The Vaccine | NPR/KHN
9/3 – Your Covid Game Plan: Are Stadiums Safe? | KHN
9/2 – Number Of People With Dementia Set To Jump 40% to 78M By 2030 -WHO | Reuters
9/2 – Telehealth’s Limits: Battle Over State Lines And Licensing Threatens Patients’ Options | KHN
9/1 – Sometimes Lawyers Can Improve A Patient’s Health When Doctors Can’t | NPR
9/1 – Vaccination Rates Rose In August As COVID Cases Surged Due To The Delta Variant | NPR

August 2021

8/31 – By Every Metric The Pandemic In Kentucky Is Worse | KY Health News
8/30 – The False Claim That The Fully-Approved Pfizer Vaccine Lacks Liability Protection | Washington Post
8/29 – COVID-19 Continues To Be A Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S. In August 2021 | Peterson-KFF
8/28 – Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Italian-Style Meats | CDC
8/27 – States Pull Back On Covid Data Even Amid Delta Surge | KHN
8/27 – COVID-19 Testing Sites Coming To Regional Hospitals To Help Overrun ERs | WSAZ, KY
8/26 – Apple, Bose, And Others Pump Up The Volume On Hearing Aid Options, Filling Void Left By FDA | KHN
8/26 – Three-Quarters Of ICU Beds Across Country Are Full | The Hill
8/25 – Vaccines Are Less Protective Against Delta Infection But Still Reduce Risk By Two-Thirds, CDC Study Shows | CNN
8/25 – The Viral Milk Crate Challenge Has Left People Injured. Doctors Are Begging Them To Stop | Washington Post
8/25 – How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp | NY Times
8/25 – As Diabetes Prevalence Rises In Children And Adults, Screening Age Drops To 35 For Overweight Adults | Stat
8/24 – The FDA Really Did Have to Take This Long | The Atlantic
8/23 – FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine | FDA News Release
8/23 – How To Look Up Prices At Your Hospital, If They Exist | NY Times
8/23 – Hospitals and Insurers Didn’t Want You to See These Prices. Here’s Why | NY Times
8/23 – Pandemic Unveils Growing Suicide Crisis for Communities of Color |KHN & Science Friday
8/23 – New Evidence Points To Antibodies As A Reliable Indicator Of Vaccine Protection | NPR
8/21 – Health Officials Warn People Not To Treat Covid With A Drug Meant For Livestock | NY Times
8/20 – Biden Administration To Begin Rolling Out Booster Shots The Week Of Sept. 20 | ABC
8/20 – COVID-19 Booster Shots Will Roll Out In September In The U.S. | NPR
8/20 – Virus: Tennessee’s Most Populous County Renews Mask Mandate | AP
8/20 – If the Unvaccinated Want to Work, They Face a Series of Hurdles | KHN
8/19 – PBMs Sue U.S. To Keep Prescription Drug Prices Hidden From Public | Reuters
8/18 – GOP Lawmakers Repudiate KY Statewide School Mask Mandate | AP
8/18 – Ford Donates 1 Million More Masks For Kentucky Children | AP
8/18 – Biden Administration Unveils Plan For Vaccine Boosters Starting In September | Axios
8/17 – Hospitalizations Of Americans Under 50 Have Reached New Pandemic Highs | NY Times
8/17 – US COVID-19 Cases Back To Pre-Vaccination Levels | Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), U of MN
8/17 – Sicker Patients, Fewer Empty Beds: A Look At Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations | Louisville Courier-Journal
8/17 – Some Lexington COVID-19 Testing Sites Seeing Highest Numbers In Months | WKYT
8/17 – Kentucky School District Cancels Classes Due To COVID Cases | AP
8/16 – Medical Debt in the US, 2009-2020 | Journal of the American Medical Association
8/16 – Medical Debt Is Hitting Hardest For People In The South | Marketplace
8/16 – 6 Things To Know If You’re Immunocompromised And Considering A 3rd Shot | NPR
8/16 – Don’t Focus On Kids’ Weight Gain. Focus On Healthy Habits Instead | NPR
8/15 – Indiana Man Working With Kentucky Derby Museum, Raffling Rare Bourbon For Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | AP
8/14 – It’s Time To Up Your Mask Game | NPR
8/13 – Kentucky Offers Travel Incentives For Vaccinations | AP
8/13 – Biden Urges U.S. Congress To Take Steps To Lower Prescription Drug Costs | Reuters
8/13 – Biden Presses Congress To Move On Price Controls For Prescription Drugs | NY Times
8/12 – 5 Reasons Employers Should Consider Funding Supplemental Health Benefits | Employee Benefit News
8/12 – Substance Use Issues Are Worsening Alongside Access to Care | KHN
8/12 – National Academies’ Report Took Pharma-Friendly Stance After Millions in Gifts From Drugmakers | KHN
8/11 – Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover Services So Many Seniors Need? | KHN
8/11 – Kentucky Governor Orders Masks In Schools As Virus Surges | AP
8/11 – We Don’t Know Exactly How Many People Are Dying From Heat — Here’s Why | PBS NewsHour
8/10 – There’s Just One Week Left To See If You Qualify For Free Or Low-Cost Private Health Insurance | CNBC
8/10 – CDC Study Of Kentuckians Disputes Rand Paul, Thomas Massie Claims About COVID-19 Immunity | Louisville Courier-Journal
8/9 – Hospitals Raising Alarms As Admissions Spike | USA Today
8/8 – Is Your Doctor, Dentist, or Hairstylist Vaccinated? Tips For How To Ask — And Avoid Awkwardness. | Washington Post
8/7 – Independent Doctors’ Offices Are Disappearing As More Physicians Work For Hospitals And Companies | Philadelphia Inquirer
8/5 – 2+2=? Senate Uses Murky Math As It Shelves Drug Pricing Rule To Fund Infrastructure | KHN
8/4 – US Comes In Last In Health Care Rankings Of High-Income Countries | CNN
8/4 – Analysis: Don’t Want a Vaccine? Be Prepared to Pay More for Insurance – KHN
8/3 – Beshear: Kentucky Posting Higher Recent Vaccination Numbers | AP
8/2 – Claims That CDC’s PCR Test Can’t Tell Covid From Flu Are Wrong | KHN
8/1 – HIV Prevention Drug PrEP Must Be Free Under Most Insurance Plans | Healthline
8/1 – The Federal Government Is Making HIV Prevention Treatment Free — But There’s A Catch | NPR

July 2021

7/30 – C.D.C. Internal Report Calls Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox – NY Times
7/30 – CDC Document Warns Delta Variant Appears To Spread As Easily As Chickenpox And Cause More Severe Infection | CNN
7/29 – 10 FAQs on Prescription Drug Importation | KFF
7/28 – Many People on Medicare Forgo Dental Care | KFF
7/27 – CDC: Vaccinated People In COVID Hotspots Should Resume Wearing Masks | Axios
7/27 – Beshear Urges Masks In Schools To Try To Avoid Disruptions | AP
7/27 – Four Senators Call On Becerra To Back Importation Of Prescription Drugs From Canada | The Hill
7/26 – If You Are Not Vaccinated Against Covid-19, You Shouldn’t Go Into A Bar Or Restaurant, Expert Says | CNN
7/26 – CDC Considering Revising Mask Guidance As US Cases Rise | USA Today
7/23 – Prescription Drugs Are Too Expensive For Many Americans. These Companies Are Trying To Change That | CNN
7/22 – Indiana Expected To Get $507 Million From Opioid Settlement | AP
7/22 – In A Competitive Job Market, How Can Employers Stand Out And Win Talent?Employee Benefit News
7/21 – When Employees Return To The Office, Open Floor Plans Are Out Post-COVID | Employee Benefit News
7/21 – McConnell Urges Americans: ‘Get Vaccinated’ As Cases Spike | AP
7/20 – Americans’ Medical Debts Are Bigger Than Was Known, Totaling $140 Billion | NY Times (Related story: “Getting Sick Can Be Really Expensive, Even for the Insured“)
7/19 – Indiana University’s Vaccine Requirement Should Stand, Federal Judge Rules | NPR
7/19 – Insurer Filings Suggest COVID-19 Pandemic Will Not Drive Health Spending In 2022 | KFF
7/17 – Long Story Short: Get smart About Fighting Employee Turnover And Recruiting Top Talent | Employee Benefit News
7/16 – Trauma Centers Charge Enormous Fees To Treat Minor Injuries And Send People Home | Kaiser Health News
7/16 – What You Need to Know About Campus Health Insurance – NY Times
7/15 – New Study Finds Gap Between Wellness Needs of Employees And What Employers Offer | Benefits Pro
7/12 – With the Delta Variant, Do I Need a Covid Booster Shot? | NY Times
7/10 – How We’ll Know When The COVID-19 Crisis Is Over | NPR
7/9 – Delta Variant On The Rise In Indiana, State Health Officials Say – Indy Star
7/6 – Do We Really Need to Take 10,000 Steps a Day for Our Health? | NY Times
7/5 – Can Temporary Injuries Qualify As ADA Disabilities? Circuit Court Says Yes | Benefits Pro
7/4 – Ticks Suck. Here’s A Guide To Identifying Them And Avoiding Bites | NPR
7/2 – CMS Issues Interim Final Rule To Address Surprise And Balance Billing | Benefits Pro
7/1 – Bringing Down Drug Prices: States Target PBMs | Benefits Pro

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