Advice for medical students driving change in healthcare for the homeless

Often the biggest challenge for people without housing after hospitalization is simply finding a place to rest and recover. There are some programs that address this issue by pairing clean, safe spaces with essential supportive services, such as case management and nursing services. Unfortunately, these programs often face political, financial, and social headwinds. A recorded … Read more

The Democratic climate and healthcare bill fulfills some of Biden’s promises, but not others

A bill on climate change, healthcare and corporate taxation offers some of the key promises President Joe Biden made in his 2020 campaign. But the reduced bill also provides a reminder of Biden’s other campaign promises that should have been postponed until later, if ever. The bill passed by Democratic votes only in the Senate … Read more

Healthcare – Changes coming to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after wrong steps

There will be an American version of “The Great British Baking Show”….titledYou guessed it, “The Great American Baking Show.” Today in healthcare, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a change after missteps in its response to COVID-19. Welcome to Overnight Health Care, where we keep track of the latest political moves and … Read more

Screening and treatment of diabetic retinopathy through the Brazilian National Health Insurance

Saidi, b. et al. Global and regional estimates of diabetes prevalence for 2019 and projections for 2030 and 2045: International Diabetes Federation findings from the Diabetes Atlas, Ninth Edition. Diabetes Res. clen. practice. 157107843 (2019). PubMed Google Scholar American Diabetes Association. Classification and diagnosis of diabetes: standards of medical care in diabetes – 2021. Diabetes … Read more

Medicaid expansion sees new life in longtime anti-GOP states

Republican-led states that have resisted Medicaid expansion for more than a decade are showing a new openness to the idea. News leadership: In more than a decade since the Teacher’s Affordable Care Act year old12 states with GOP-led legislatures did not extend Medicaid coverage to people living below 138% of the poverty line (or roughly … Read more

Flu vaccines are now available at CVS Pharmacy® and MinuteClinic® nationwide

43 percent of Americans say they will visit a retail pharmacy to get a flu shot this season and the CVS Pharmacy app allow families to schedule multiple appointments simultaneously, providing added convenience Won Socket, Ri – CVS Health® (NYSE: CVS) reminds Americans that it’s more important than ever to keep up with immunizations … Read more

Insurance companies must cover the policyholder’s owner in a tort claim

Last week, a federal court in New York Rule That the “insurer’s very broad duty to defend the insured” extends to the policyholder’s compensation to property owners in a basic tort action. ConMed Corporation (“ConMed”), a medical technology company, sued Federal Insurance Company (“Federal”), a division of Chubb, alleging that the Federal had violated the … Read more