Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News

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Name: Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
Date registered: September 6, 2017
URL: http://khn.org

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  1. Could Labs That Test Livestock Ease COVID Testing Backlog for People? Well … Maybe. — August 5, 2020
  2. For COVID Tests, the Question of Who Pays Comes Down to Interpretation — July 20, 2020
  3. Conspiracy Theories Aside, Here’s What Contact Tracers Really Do — July 15, 2020
  4. Could Trump’s Push To Undo The ACA Cause Problems For COVID Survivors? Biden Thinks So. — July 9, 2020
  5. COVID Catch-22: They Got A Big ER Bill Because Hospitals Couldn’t Test For Virus — July 7, 2020

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Could Labs That Test Livestock Ease COVID Testing Backlog for People? Well … Maybe.

Experts say aid from certain veterinary labs could relieve some of the pressure on commercial and hospital-based labs to lessen the current delays in COVID-19 testing and results, but it is unlikely to be a game changer.

For COVID Tests, the Question of Who Pays Comes Down to Interpretation

Additional guidance issued late last month by the Trump administration added to the confusion. Some consumers may find themselves unexpectedly on the hook for the cost of a test.

Conspiracy Theories Aside, Here’s What Contact Tracers Really Do

Recently, the idea has triggered a lot of conspiracy-theory talk. But it’s actually a tried-and-true public health tool being applied to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Could Trump’s Push To Undo The ACA Cause Problems For COVID Survivors? Biden Thinks So.

The speech by the presumtive Democrat presidential nominee was delivered the same day the Trump administration reaffirmed its support of a lawsuit that would invalidate all of the Affordable Care Act, including the law’s preexisting condition protections.

COVID Catch-22: They Got A Big ER Bill Because Hospitals Couldn’t Test For Virus

Americans who had coronavirus symptoms in March and April are getting big hospital bills — because they were not sick enough to get then-scarce COVID tests. Some insurers say they are trying to correct these bills, but patients may have to put up a fight.

Pandemic Forced Insurers To Pay For In-Home Treatments. Will They Disappear?

With stay-at-home orders in place, hospitals experimented with delivering many treatments to patients where they lived. They were a success. As society reopens, the return of old payment practices may prevent the adoption of this new, efficient model of care.

If You’ve Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You’ve Got Options

But some of those options, like special enrollment periods, are time-sensitive.

Reopening In The COVID Era: How To Adapt To A New Normal

States and the federal government are experimenting with steps that will allow people to start working again and returning to more typical lifestyles. But public health experts offer their thoughts on the related risk-benefit calculations.

To Curb Coronavirus, What’s Behind The Wearing Of A Mask?

The CDC recommends that Americans wear facial masks when they go to public places, such as the grocery store. But this is only one part of a multipronged effort to stop the virus’s spread.

Dispatch From A Country Doctor: Seeing Patients Differently In The Time Of Coronavirus

Emergency rule changes by the federal government and some insurers have made telemedicine a useful tool.

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