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Posted and filed under FWA, Healthcare.

CVS & Walgreens Have Wasted More Vaccine Than Most States Combined

Two national pharmacy chains that the federal government entrusted to inoculate people against covid-19 account for the lion’s share of wasted vaccine doses, according to government data obtained by KHN. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 182,874 wasted doses as of late March, three months into the country’s effort to vaccinate the masses…

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The Price We Pay

Does anyone really know how our healthcare system works? There is so much discussion on the issues about our healthcare system and how it can be fixed that it is overwhelming. Generally, articles and books are written in a language or style that makes it difficult to understand with assumptions and inside information and terminology…

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covid treatment waiver

Say Goodbye to Some Insurers’ Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees

Just as other industries are rolling back some consumer-friendly changes made early in the pandemic — think empty middle seats on airplanes — so, too, are health insurers. Many voluntarily waived  all deductibles, copayments and other costs for insured patients who fell ill with covid-19 and needed hospital care, doctor visits, medications or other treatment….

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Posted and filed under Healthcare.
Fake Doctor Referral

Bogusly Referred by “My Doctor”

Is it a patient’s responsibility to know if their insurance covers the visit or should the office manager or biller mention it? A friend recently went to an ENT specialist. With the initial office visit the office manager didn’t say anything about requiring a referral. We have all had something happen with our insurance when…

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Posted and filed under Healthcare.
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Biden Moves to Overturn Trump Birth Control Rules

The Biden administration Wednesday formally proposed the repeal of Trump-era regulations barring abortion referrals and making other changes intended to evict Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from the federal family planning program, Title X. The 2019 rules dramatically limited access to these family planning services for many low-income people. In promising to return to the pre-Trump…

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