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Obama, Shaq and Barkley record PSA encouraging Americans to get vaccine

Loading the player… Former President Barack Obama enlisted a couple of famous former athletes to promote the COVID-19 vaccine. NBA vets Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley sat down with the former president via a video call on Sunday to urge Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Read More: Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot Before… Read More »

Biden’s expansion of Obamacare already a benefit to Black Americans

Health Politics Loading the player… Black sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — have seen a noticeable jump in enrollment numbers during a special open enrollment period created through President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Of those who have reported their race during enrollment, 17% are Black/African-American, Ambassador Susan Rice,… Read More »

A look at the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), published by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), provide science-based recommendations on what to eat and drink to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and meet nutrient needs. The guidelines provide a framework for policy makers and… Read More »

Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

“Those who are vaccine hesitant have had their hesitancy enhanced by a variety of things that are happening right now, particularly the unfortunate mix of science and politics,” Collins said at an event hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than… Read More »

The Economics of the Pandemic Put Costs at the Top of Americans’ Health Reform Priorities

A major side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 was its impact on the national U.S. economy, jobs, and peoples’ household finances — in particular, medical spending. In 2021, patients-as-health-consumers seek lower health care and prescription drug costs coupled with higher quality care, discovered by the patient advocacy coalition, Consumers for Quality Care. This broad-spanning patient… Read More »

The Economics of the Pandemic Put Costs at the Top of Americans’ Health Reform Priorities

A major side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 was its impact on the national U.S. economy, jobs, and peoples’ household finances — in particular, medical spending. In 2021, patients-as-health-consumers seek lower health care and prescription drug costs coupled with higher quality care, discovered by the patient advocacy coalition, Consumers for Quality Care. This broad-spanning… Read More »