The uninsured rate remained at 11% from March 2019 to April 2021, thanks to a freeze in Medicaid disenrollment and increased ACA subsidies, according to a report from the Urban Institute.
An examination of 50 health systems points to the uneven distribution of federal coronavirus relief funds as a consequence of not having nuanced financial information readily available, Harvard and the Urban Institute researchers said.
The dissolution of the health-specific division is the latest of a number of rolled back initiatives from tech giants in the space.
The long-awaited decision could strengthen the case for vaccine mandates as public health officials seek to boost rates of immunization amid a wave of COVID-19 cases.
While the report was generally upbeat, the system warned “COVID-19 could still negatively affect the operating margins.” And results don’t include the late summer surge due to the delta variant that has hammered some regions.
A news report indicated the agency’s longtime drug reviewer is no longer in consideration for the role, leaving the FDA’s top job in flux as key decisions near on coronavirus booster shots and vaccinations for children.
The appointment ends a search the Kansas City, Missouri-based EHR vendor began in early May. Feinberg, 59, will succeed Brent Shafer, who was chairman and CEO for three years.
This may pose a new strain for providers as Americans are left to cover their out-of-pocket costs, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Hospital executives surveyed by McKinsey also said they will focus on growing surgical volumes — which took a huge hit in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. — but will shift more of them to the outpatient setting.
The operating system is often deployed in devices such as cardiac and patient monitors, drug infusion pumps, imaging and surgical robots, according to Nick Yuran, CEO of security consultancy Harbor Labs.