Category: Health And Wellness

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death could jeopardize the Affordable Care Act

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death could jeopardize the Affordable Care Act

“Ginsburg’s death is the nightmare scenario for the Affordable Care Act,” said Nicholas Bagley, a University of Michigan law professor who supports the law. “If the suit had a trivial chance of success yesterday, it has a new lease on life.” Friday night’s announcement that the justice had succumbed to cancer is the latest twist […]

Pandemic sparks more people to hunt for their birthparents, long lost relatives

Pandemic sparks more people to hunt for their birthparents, long lost relatives

Myers hired a company, BirthParentFinder.com, which specializes in adoption reunions, and was told he lived less than an hour away, in Manhattan. When she finally spoke to him for the first time, “It was amazing, just to hear his voice,” she said. “He accepted me with open arms.” Myers isn’t alone in searching for a […]

In South Korea, Covid-19 Comes With Another Risk: Online Bullies

Some people, like Ms. Kim, have paid a price. Online harassers labeled her a “cougar,” suggesting she used sex to proselytize to a younger man. Others said that, should she get pregnant, the infant should undergo a paternity test. Officials in the city of Busan debunked the rumors, but they continued to spread online. ​Once […]

Trump’s appointees sought to censor what government scientists said about the coronavirus, emails show

Trump’s appointees sought to censor what government scientists said about the coronavirus, emails show

Schuchat’s comments came as cases were surging across several southern and western states — even as the president and his top advisers were intent on reopening the country and boosting the economy. But Alexander wrote to his boss, Michael Caputo, assistant secretary for public affairs at HHS, reprimanding Schuchat and writing a seven-point takedown of […]

How Cancer Shaped Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life and Work

The name Ruth Bader Ginsburg became almost synonymous with strength and stamina as she rose to prominence in judicial and feminist circles throughout her long career. Famously nicknamed the Notorious RBG and known for her grueling fitness regimen, the late Supreme Court justice also struggled with cancer and other health issues for the better part […]

We Need a COVID-19 Vaccine. We Also Need Transparency About Its Development

The authorization of an effective vaccine will mark perhaps the biggest turning point in the battle against coronavirus, but only if enough people are willing to get vaccinated. There have been substantial declines in public willingness to get vaccinated against COVID-19, despite immense, unprecedented public investments in vaccine development. In one survey, barely half of […]

Many Hospitals Charge More Than Twice What Medicare Pays for the Same Care

In Indiana, Parkview Health, based in Fort Wayne, also remained one of the most expensive, charging private insurers in 2018 three times what Medicare paid for an overnight hospital stay and more than four times the Medicare rate for outpatient care. Employers pressured Anthem, the state’s largest insurer, to force Parkview to lower prices by […]

Trump contradicts health advisers on coronavirus vaccine timetable as death toll mounts

Trump contradicts health advisers on coronavirus vaccine timetable as death toll mounts

Trump said Redfield “made a mistake” on both counts, although the CDC director’s projection about the timetable for vaccine approval and distribution mirrored those of other top officials, including Operation Warp Speed chief scientist Moncef Slaoui and Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “It’s just incorrect information,” Trump […]

C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections

A heavily criticized recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month about who should be tested for the coronavirus was not written by C.D.C. scientists and was posted to the agency’s website despite their serious objections, according to several people familiar with the matter as well as internal documents obtained by The […]

Unlocking Content Strategy with Key (and Sample!) Messages

Alt: A doodle wearing a “key message” sign and another wearing a “sample message” sign hold hands and skip together. This week, we want to bring your attention to a content strategy nugget that we’ve been mulling over lately. It’s a bit nerdy, but we figured our fellow content strategy fanatics out there would be […]

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