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Health Insurance and Demand for Masking, Testing and Contact Tracing – New Data from The Commonwealth Fund

The coronavirus pandemic occasioned the Great Lockdown for people to shelter-at-home, tele-work if possible, and shut down large parts of the U.S. economy considered “non-essential.” As health insurance for working-age people is tied to employment, COVID-19 led to disproportionate loss of health plan coverage especially among people earning lower incomes, as well as non-white workers,… Read More »

American Well pulls in $194 million to keep up with the skyrocketing demand for telemedicine

Patient talking to a doctor using a digital tablet American Well, a company that offers virtual medical visits, just raised $ 194 million to help it keep up with skyrocketing demand.  American Well CEO Ido Schoenberg said the company decided to raise now because health care is rapidly moving online. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak,… Read More »

As COVID-19 drives demand for some healthcare workers, others furloughed

The coronavirus crisis has created a stratified impact on the healthcare workforce, with front-line doctors and nurses and select specialists in high demand, while others are finding demand for their jobs is dropping precipitously. Temporary workers —​ such as traveling nurses — are in especially high demand, according to staffing firms. And while most hospitals… Read More »

Polish PrEP activists creating services and building demand in a difficult environment

Poland might seem an odd location to hold the recent PrEP in Europe summit, given that it may be the most Catholic country in Europe and is governed by a socially conservative party that is hostile to LGBT rights. Schools do not provide sex education, dedicated sexual health services barely exist and emergency contraception is… Read More »