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COVID-19

Biden’s vaccine rules ignite instant, hot GOP opposition

President Joe Biden’s aggressive push to require millions of U.S. workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus is running into a wall of resistance from Republican leaders threatening everything from lawsuits to civil disobedience, plunging the country deeper into culture wars that have festered since the onset of the pandemic. In South Carolina, Gov. Henry

COVID-19

Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans — private-sector employees as well as health care workers and federal contractors — in an all-out effort to curb the surging COVID-19 delta variant. Speaking at the White House,

COVID-19

Biden to require COVID vaccines for nursing home staff

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced that his administration will require that nursing home staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for those facilities to continue receiving federal Medicare and Medicaid funding. Biden unveiled the new policy Wednesday afternoon in a White House address as the administration continues to look for ways to use

Opinion

Opinion: Biden’s War Against the Dignity of Work Scores Victory with Supreme Court

Another win for President Joe Biden is another loss for the American people and the power of work. Biden’s Department of Justice successfully asked the Supreme Court of the United States to cancel oral arguments for a lawsuit brought by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Rutledge, from the only state that had actually implemented work requirements

Medicaid

Arizona Launches Initiative Easing Access To COVID-19 Vaccine Sites For Vulnerable Individuals

Governor Doug Ducey and AHCCCS, Arizona’s state Medicaid agency, announced a first-in-the-nation initiative that will make it easier for Medicaid members to get transportation to drive-through COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Beginning today, AHCCCS will reimburse non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) providers for driving eligible Medicaid members to and from their COVID-19 vaccination appointments, including reimbursement for time

Opinion

Opinion: Medicaid’s Willful Waste Brings Woeful Want

Every year, Medicaid loses more money to waste and fraud than the GDP of a small country. That’s among the takeaways from a new report from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The healthcare program for the poor made more than $86 billion in “improper payments” this year. That’s one-fifth of its total

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