Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News

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Name: Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
Date registered: September 12, 2017
URL: http://khn.org

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  1. COVID Pandemic Jeopardizes Vote On Oklahoma Medicaid Expansion — June 24, 2020
  2. Wealthy Hospital Taps Small Craft Breweries For Financial Aid To Buy Masks, Gloves — June 16, 2020
  3. Open (Your Wallet) Wide: Dentists Charge Extra For Infection Control — June 3, 2020
  4. COVID-Like Cough Sent Him To ER — Where He Got A $3,278 Bill — May 25, 2020
  5. Reopening Dental Offices For Routine Care Amid Pandemic Touches A Nerve — May 21, 2020

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COVID Pandemic Jeopardizes Vote On Oklahoma Medicaid Expansion

On June 30, Oklahomans can vote on expanding the Medicaid program there. But supporters worry that fear of the coronavirus could diminish turnout or voters could be confused by Gov. Kevin Stitt’s recent change of heart: He now supports Medicaid expansion but not the ballot initiative.

Wealthy Hospital Taps Small Craft Breweries For Financial Aid To Buy Masks, Gloves

Although the federal government has poured billions of dollars into hospitals to defray their losses from the coronavirus outbreak, new streams of fundraising have emerged — including health worker-themed beer that adds “a drop in the bucket.”

Open (Your Wallet) Wide: Dentists Charge Extra For Infection Control

A growing number of dental offices across the country are now charging patients an “infection control fee” of $10 to $20 to pay for masks, face shields, gowns and air purifiers to help keep the offices free of the coronavirus.

COVID-Like Cough Sent Him To ER — Where He Got A $3,278 Bill

A dad in Denver tried to do everything right when COVID symptoms surfaced. Still, he ended up with a huge bill from an insurer that had said it waived cost sharing for coronavirus treatment. What gives?

Reopening Dental Offices For Routine Care Amid Pandemic Touches A Nerve

Most states ordered dental offices to close except for emergency patient care when the coronavirus hit the U.S. But the shutdown drilled deep into dentists’ finances, and they have been eager to reopen as states have relaxed their closures.

Looking For A Path To Reopen, Employers Weigh COVID Testing Of Workers

As some states begin the delicate task of lifting stay-at-home orders and allowing businesses to reopen, many employers are considering whether their strategy should include wide testing of workers.

Coronavirus Crisis Opens Access To Online Opioid Addiction Treatment

Under the national emergency, the government has waived a law that required patients to have an in-person visit with a physician before they could be prescribed drugs that help quell withdrawal symptoms, such as Suboxone. Now they can get those prescriptions via a phone call or videoconference with a doctor. That may give video addiction therapy a kick-start.

Amid Pandemic, FDA Seizes Cheaper Drugs From Canada

Many Americans order drugs from Canada and other countries because they are cheaper, but U.S. authorities appear to be cracking down on the practice.

‘It’s Not Over Until It’s Over’: 5 Things To Know About Hitting The COVID-19 Peak

President Donald Trump says the country has seen a peak in new cases, but that doesn’t mean the end of the pandemic, experts say. Buckle in — we could be social distancing into 2022.

To ‘Keep The Lights On,’ Doctors And Hospitals Ask For Advance Medicare Payments

As part of the federal response to the coronavirus crisis, Medicare is offering to give hospitals and doctors accelerated payments.

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