Bad Rx: An emergency order by Gov. Hochul on health care staffing has an unfortunate provision
NY Daily News
Editorial Board: What we can’t support is Hochul suspending insurance companies from challenging hospital bills before paying them, a process known as utilization review.
Insurers question Hochul’s suspension of prior authorization
The executive order requires hospitals to certify to health plans that they are facing staffing challenges and thus require the suspensions.
What the stalemate on Capitol Hill means for your drug prices
Kaiser Health News
As President Joe Biden’s government overhaul stalls in Congress, tensions are mounting over what changes ― if any ― could come for Americans at the pharmacy counter.
COVID-19 deaths eclipse 700,000 as delta variant rages
The last 100,000 deaths occurred during a time when vaccines — which overwhelmingly prevent deaths, hospitalizations and serious illness — were available to any American over the age of 12.