Out of the limelight of the global race to develop COVID-19 vaccines, public health officials in Nevada have been grappling with their own challenge: how to prepare to immunize residents across the state during a pandemic.
Nevada, Washington and Oregon have joined California’s COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review workgroup to independently review the safety and efficacy of any vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
After its troubled launch in 2013, Nevada’s health insurance exchange is kicking off its latest enrollment period on Nov. 1 with some long-sought stability and none of the drama that plagued the program in previous years.
High-deductible health plans might help make members more selective early in their plan year, but once they meet that deductible, all bets are off. A report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute shows that the likelihood of using low-value health services increases by as much as 83% once plan members meet their deductible. That includes services like cancer screenings below recommended ages, imaging for uncomplicated headaches, and vitamin D or prostate-specific antigen tests.
CVS Health is adding 1,000 more rapid-result testing sites at its pharmacies by the end of the year.
When Darius Settles died from COVID-19 on the Fourth of July, his family and the city of Nashville, Tennessee, were shocked. Even the mayor noted the passing of a 30-year-old without any underlying conditions — one of the city’s youngest fatalities at that point.
Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered a disappointing message last week for anyone hoping to get a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020: the majority of Californians will likely have to wait to get vaccinated until the second half of 2021.
The Trump administration this week will announce a plan to cover the out-of-pocket costs of Covid-19 vaccines for millions of Americans who receive Medicare or Medicaid, said four people with knowledge of the pending announcement.
The Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday evening, in time for oral arguments on an Affordable Care Act case on Nov. 10.
Three of the best health plans California state workers and retirees can buy are speeding toward collapse, according to CalPERS insurance experts.