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As the covid crisis wanes and life approaches normal across the U.S., health industry leaders and many patient advocates are pushing Congress and the Biden administration to preserve the pandemic-fueled expansion of telehealth that has...
The Biden administration knew the key to a successful Covid vaccination campaign would be reaching the most vulnerable populations. But more than five months in, even a blueprint that’s worked with other ethnic and racial groups isn’t...
Teladoc was a big stock market winner during the pandemic as medicine went virtual. However, the reopening and concerns about valuation and growth potential have pressured shares, down roughly 50% from its peak this year. It does not...
The partisan divide in Covid-19 vaccinations is becoming starker as the nation inches toward President Joe Biden’s goal of providing at least one shot to 70 percent of adults by July 4, complicating efforts to reach the unvaccinated in...
The new head of the federal agency that oversees health benefits for nearly 150 million Americans and $1 trillion in federal spending said in one of her first interviews that her top priorities will be broadening insurance coverage and...
...One Medical’s ambitious vision of primary care that is more accessible, technologically enabled and patient friendly, while cutting health costs for employers and individuals. Loads of other firms, ranging from small start-ups to...
Congress is considering new legislation aimed at boosting funding for medical education with a goal of tackling a shortage of primary care doctors in underserved areas. The Doctors of Community (DOC) Act introduced in the House of...
Montgomery County (Maryland) leaders are taking steps to add mental health to the list of valid reasons to be absent from school, saying that the move is especially important after the inordinate toll of the pandemic. The change...
New CMS Administrator Confirmed On May 25, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure was confirmed as the next Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She is the first Black woman to fill the role. Her confirmation process had...
The Maine legislature is considering “An Act Regarding Targets for Health Plan Investments in Primary Care and Behavioral Health” (LD 1196 ). It will likely be carried over to next year with a stakeholder workgroup working on details over...
The pandemic is having an outsized impact on Americans without health insurance. According to a report by Families USA, approximately one out of every three COVID-19 deaths nationally are linked to health insurance gaps. The federal...
Congress continues to weigh how telehealth should be treated after the public health emergency ends. In late April, the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee held a hearing on the path forward for telehealth. Witnesses included Sinsi...
In late April, PCC issued a letter to the House and Senate leadership requesting $5 million in dedicated funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Center for Primary Care Research in fiscal year 2022. The center...
What will it take to produce genuine reform in our system? I think of the Civil Rights movement that blossomed in America after World War II. Looking at the horrors of Jim Crow, bold leaders saw a system that was a national embarrassment...
When cases of COVID-19 began rising in Boston last spring, Pooja Chandrashekar, then a first year student at Harvard Medical School, worried that easy-to-understand information about the pandemic might not be available in the many...
On the eve of reentry, we must sift through the rubble and start an honest conversation about health. What does it mean to be healthy? Where are our patients currently turning for help? How can we reimagine healthcare to meet both the...
News release from the Primary Care Development Corporation, a PCC Executive Member: PCDC Supports Legislation to Strengthen Primary Care in New York Primary care is undervalued and underfunded, despite evidence that it improves health...
Much of our focus over the past year has rightly been on the widespread failures related to the pandemic. But we’ve taken for granted just how flexible the American health-care system showed it can be in a crisis. Before the coronavirus,...
Primary Care’s Role in COVID Vaccines "White House, state officials scramble to get docs’ help with lagging vaccination effort" is a May 9 article in POLITICO that Ann Greiner, PCC president and CEO, was quoted in. "To raise COVID...
WASHINGTON, MAY 4, 2021—As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), the country’s premier independent, evidence-based adviser on medicine and healthcare, release a landmark new report today on primary care,...

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