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To help instill in this group the confidence to get vaccinated, primary-care providers and health systems are key. PCPs are the most trusted source of vaccine information, and their offices are the most preferred location for vaccinations...
On Wednesday, President Biden lunched with Senate Democrats, hosted governors and mayors for a roundtable on infrastructure and also — hung out with Olivia Rodrigo, an 18-year-old pop star beloved by Generation Z. Rodrigo, who currently...
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is issuing an advisory to warn the American public about the urgent threat of health misinformation. Health misinformation, including disinformation, have threatened the U.S. response to COVID-19 and...
The Biden administration is running out of ideas for jumpstarting the pace of coronavirus vaccinations, raising the prospect that more than a quarter of American adults could still be vulnerable to the virus into the fall.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The 2021 Health Care Insights Study by CVS Health® (a PCC Executive Member), released today, reveals the long-lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic but also highlights the resilience of patients, providers and the...
July Fourth was not the celebration President Joe Biden had hoped for, as far as protecting more Americans with a coronavirus vaccine. The nation fell just short of the White House’s goal to give at least a first dose to 70% of adults by...
The president said that his administration will be working throughout the summer to "wind down" mass vaccination sites, while increasing vaccine access and uptake in a more targeted way, focusing on five key strategies: Implementing a "...
On June 29, the Delaware House passed a bill that continues recent efforts to strengthen the primary care system in the state by: Directing the Health Care Commission to monitor compliance with value-based care-delivery models and...
[A] new Morning Consult/Politico survey suggests many unvaccinated adults aren’t budging. The survey asked 744 unvaccinated adults to describe in their own words why they’re skipping the shots. Roughly a quarter of respondents in the...
The PCC is working with its members and other leaders in primary care to build unity and momentum for the bold changes the recent NASEM report calls for, particularly those related to payment reform. The report is an opportunity to shift...
In early June, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that a record 31 million Americans were enrolled in coverage related to the Affordable Care Act as of February 2021, demonstrating its role as a lifeline for people...
As discussion continues about how to extend the enhanced subsidies in the American Rescue Plan, which will expire at the end of 2022, there are calls for improving affordability of both premiums and out-of-pocket costs in marketplace plans...
Department of Health and Human Services   The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced $125 million in workforce grants to support 14 nonprofit private and public organizations’ efforts toward underserved communities...
Telehealth   Bills related to telehealth continue to be introduced in both houses of Congress. The Alliance for Connected Care has a comprehensive list of bills and summaries.   Expansion of Teaching Health Centers   Noting that “we need...
As states are ending state-level public health emergencies that temporarily added new telehealth payment coverage in Medicaid and other state-funded or -regulated programs and payers, many states are codifying telehealth payment parity for...
The California Department of Health Care Services solicited public comments on its draft request for proposal (RFP) for upcoming procurement of Medi-Cal (Medicaid) managed care plans. This is the first time California has conducted a...
On June 11, the White House held an online town hall titled “Primary Care Providers, Health Systems, and the Next Phase of the Vaccination Rollout.” Part of the Biden-Harris administration’s National Month of Action, it blanketed local TV...
A task force of state lawmakers and health experts called on the Legislature to create a statewide office and a Cabinet-level position focused on equity, and to immediately initiate an equity-focused review of the state’s response to COVID...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, an independent, charitable and philanthropic affiliate of CVS Health (a PCC Executive Member), has released the fourth annual Healthiest...
Tysons Corner, VA – June 15, 2021 – Ending the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic requires widespread vaccination, but as the immunization rate slows across the United States, it is unclear whether President Biden’s goal of having all U.S....

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