Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News

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Name: Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
Date registered: November 22, 2017
URL: https://khn.org

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  1. Tourists, Beware: Foreign Visitors’ Travel Health Insurance Might Exclude Pandemics — May 18, 2020
  2. COVID Tests Are Free, Except When They’re Not — April 29, 2020
  3. After COVID-19: Doctors Ponder Best Advice As Patients Recover From Coronavirus — April 6, 2020
  4. Hoping That Insurance Expansion Will Help Tamp Outbreak, 9 States Reopen Marketplaces — March 20, 2020
  5. Former Federal Virus Hunter Says U.S. Needs To Act Before New Germs ‘Kick Your Door In’ — March 16, 2020

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Tourists, Beware: Foreign Visitors’ Travel Health Insurance Might Exclude Pandemics

Many travel insurance plans offer health care coverage, but they could limit how much the insurer will pay or exclude coverage for health crises like the coronavirus pandemic. That may leave foreign travelers — unfamiliar with the way the American health system works ― on the hook for major expenses.

COVID Tests Are Free, Except When They’re Not

Her doctor worried she had COVID-19 but couldn’t test her for it until she ruled out other things. That test cost a bundle.

After COVID-19: Doctors Ponder Best Advice As Patients Recover From Coronavirus

Doctors are making decisions about a patient’s recovery with an incomplete understanding of the disease caused by the coronavirus. Although federal officials have issued general guidelines, physicians said they can’t offer recovered patients who aren’t retested any guarantees about whether they could transmit the virus.

Hoping That Insurance Expansion Will Help Tamp Outbreak, 9 States Reopen Marketplaces

The states are allowing new enrollments this month to help ease consumers’ concerns about the cost of health care so that the sick will not be deterred from seeking medical attention and inadvertently spread the virus.

Former Federal Virus Hunter Says U.S. Needs To Act Before New Germs ‘Kick Your Door In’

In an interview, Dennis Carroll, who until last fall headed up the emerging threats unit at USAID, spoke about the threat of more germs, like the novel coronavirus, appearing and whether the world is prepared for this pandemic.

On Front Lines, First Responders Brace For Coronavirus ― And Their Own Protection

Emergency medical technicians, ambulance crews and some firefighters are facing new threats from the coronavirus, which could put their normal contingency plans to the test.

On Front Lines, First Responders Brace For Coronavirus ― And Their Own Protection

Emergency medical technicians, ambulance crews and some firefighters are facing new threats from the coronavirus, which could put their normal contingency plans to the test.

To Fight Chinese Outbreak, Doctors Deploy Drugs Targeting HIV, Malaria And Ebola

Chinese doctors and public health officials are turning to a variety of drugs as they seek an effective treatment for patients sickened by the novel coronavirus. The evidence behind some of these medicines is flimsy, researchers acknowledge, but human trials are the only way to know whether these drugs work.

In Campaign To Stop Teen Vaping, States Turn To Tried-And-True Remedy: Taxes

Historically, taxation has been an effective tool in reducing the number of people who smoke. So 20 states and the District of Columbia have begun implementing taxes on vaping products as they seek to stop young people from getting addicted.

HHS Hands Out Free HIV Prevention Drugs. Do You Qualify?

Called “Ready, Set, PrEP,” the federal program will provide medication that can reduce the chances of getting AIDS to at-risk patients who don’t have insurance.

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