New Haven, CT – As much of the country continues to self-isolate due to the coronavirus pandemic, medical centers across the United States are joining forces to start a countrywide movement of physical activity to honor and support frontline health care workers who have worked tirelessly to save lives. #FitForTheFrontLine is a national fitness challenge beginning Tuesday, May 26, and culminating on Sunday, June 14 (Flag Day). The event encourages people young and old to move, exercise, and get fit to increase awareness and raise funds to support our nation's health care heroes. … [Read more...] about Fitness Challenge Honors And Supports Health Care Heroes
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In this March 19, 2020 photo, Henry Stokloas has his blood pressure check during a routine visit to Dr. William Funk's primary care practice in Newark, Del., by nurse Sharon Cormier, who wears a protective mask at all times while treating patients. As the coronavirus continues to alter almost every aspect of life in Delaware, health care is no exception. Hospitals have reported significant financial losses. Practitioners are using telemedicine more than ever. And fewer patients are seeking health care. (Jennifer Corbett/The News Journal via AP) less … [Read more...] about Will the pandemic change the Delaware health care landscape?
Before the pandemic, California also was set to become the first state in the nation to expand full health benefits to about 27,000 low-income seniors who are in the country illegally. Withdrawing that proposal will save the state nearly $113 million, the revised budget shows. California already offers Medi-Cal to undocumented children and young adults up to age 26; coverage for those groups will remain in place. … [Read more...] about Newsom Budget Yanks Back Health Care Gains For Low-Income Residents
Who could possibly gain by ripping Dr. Garcia Nieto, Dr. Mejias-Beck and their colleagues from our workforce? Our “Dreamer” graduates are supposed to take their skills to a high-need community, most likely in a rural area, after residency, a condition of the state loan program that helps them cover their tuition. Today, 135 rural counties lack a single physician, according to New American Economy. Now imagine what will happen to these communities when they are struck by COVID-19. … [Read more...] about If Congress doesn’t save DACA, 62,000 health care professionals could be deported
While Trump administration officials have promised funding for children’s hospitals and doctors who treat kids, pediatricians in private practice are struggling to stay open, said Mark Del Monte, CEO and executive vice president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. There are no statistics yet on pediatrics offices that have been forced to close. … [Read more...] about No CARES Act funding for pediatricians could mean fewer health care options for kids