Inflation

Senator Mike Lee wants to repeal the Inflation Reduction Act's drug price caps

Senator Mike Lee wants to repeal the Inflation Reduction Act’s drug price caps

Sen. Mike Lee is seeking to repeal provisions that cap prescription drug prices for Medicare and Medicaid patients. The Inflation Reduction Actwhich was signed into law in August, includes the requirement that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services negotiate a maximum price for certain brand-name prescription drugs with no generic equivalent. The Republican Senator’s …

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‘I felt like I failed’: Inflation puts millions of Americans off healthy food

In April, Kimberly Hart made a resolution to lose weight on the advice of her doctor. Hart, who is 61 and lives in New Haven, Connecticut, suffers from high blood pressure and cholesterol. These factors, combined with her age and weight, put her at high risk of developing diabetes, and she wanted to do everything …

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Biden Administration Announces $8 Billion Commitments to Address Hunger, Nutrition and Health Issues

Biden Administration Announces $8 Billion Commitments to Address Hunger, Nutrition and Health Issues

Today, President Biden and key senior officials hosted the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. The goal of the conference is simple: to address issues related to food insecurity and diet-related chronic diseases that affect millions of Americans each year. The White House highlighted how nearly $8 billion in private and public sector …

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What do you know about the Inflation Reduction Act?

What do you know about the Inflation Reduction Act?

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Health technology allows millions of people to “age in place”

Health technology allows millions of people to “age in place”

“Aging in place” refers to people aging in their own homes rather than moving to nursing homes or other types of care facilities. It’s certainly not new, conceptually – for centuries many cultures around the world have celebrated the retirement of the elderly and happily embrace the practice of elder care. What is relatively new, …

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AI in healthcare still has a long way to go

AI in healthcare still has a long way to go

For many years, artificial intelligence (AI) technology has promised to dramatically improve the healthcare industry. Whether through the promise of increasing access to and understanding of data, providing ways to better navigate patient care, or better deciphering new research and development efforts, healthcare experts await with looking forward to the widespread use of AI. Many …

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AI in healthcare still has a long way to go

AI in healthcare still has a long way to go

For many years, artificial intelligence (AI) technology has promised to dramatically improve the healthcare industry. Whether through the promise of increasing access to and understanding of data, providing ways to better navigate patient care, or better deciphering new research and development efforts, healthcare experts await with looking forward to the widespread use of AI. Many …

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White House hosts local officials, touts impact of policies

White House hosts local officials, touts impact of policies

By JOSH BOAK – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has a new effort to show local governments what it can do for their communities, hosting officials from North Carolina to highlight funding opportunities and hear first-hand how coronavirus relief, infrastructure dollars and other policies are doing locally. Thursday’s event reflects an expansion …

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Coronavirus and inflation drive up the cost of health insurance in Maryland

Coronavirus and inflation drive up the cost of health insurance in Maryland

Those who buy their own health insurance in Maryland will pay an average of 6.6% more next year, about 4.4% less than carriers requested, according to the Maryland Insurance Administration, which approved the increases. State agency officials said in May, when insurers asked for the increases, they expected costs related to the coronavirus pandemic to …

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