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Operation Warp Speed sets ‘goal’ of 300 million coronavirus vaccines by January 2021

The Defense Department took pains Friday to emphasize that President Trump’s promise to produce 300 million coronavirus vaccines by January 2021 is a “goal,” while a spokesman also told the Washington Examiner that a shake-up of the Pentagon team acquiring medical equipment did not signify a change in direction. President Trump on Friday morning promised… Read More »

HHS awards $20 million to increase telehealth access

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, has awarded $ 20 million to increase telehealth access and infrastructure for providers and families to help prevent and respond to COVID-19. The funds will assist telehealth providers with cross-state licensure to improve access to healthcare during the pandemic. WHY… Read More »

United Health Foundation donates $5 million to support the homeless, food insecure, during COVID-19 crisis

The United Health Foundation has pledged $ 5 million to support three organizations that help the homeless and those who are food insecure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the $ 5 million, $ 2.5 million will go to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council to support both the immediate need for homeless programs… Read More »

Coronavirus: How do 3 million newly unemployed people get health care? – Vox.com

More than 3 million Americans just lost their jobs in the middle of a global pandemic. For those whose jobs offered benefits, that also probably means they’re losing their health insurance, too — exposing yet another way in which the US health system is vulnerable amid a public health emergency. And what are all of… Read More »

HSE spends almost €7 million on private ambulances in eight months

Letterkenny University Hospital had the biggest at just over €1 million.  The HSE spent nearly €7 million on private ambulances in the first eight months of this year. This is a large increase on the €4.3 million spent in all of 2014. The National Ambulance Service responds to emergency calls 24 hours a day but often struggles to meet… Read More »

Sutter Health settles antitrust case for $575 million

Sutter Health headquarters in Sacramento, California. Following five-and-a-half years of what the California Superior Court called “contentious litigation,” Sutter Health has agreed to settle a class action antitrust case for $ 575 million. The payment amount falls within the upper range of recovery rates, according to the preliminary settlement approval. The money will be distributed… Read More »