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Health Jun 27As variant rises, vaccine plan targets ‘movable middle’
Thrown off-stride to reach its COVID-19 vaccination goal, the Biden administration is sending A-list officials across the country, devising ads for niche markets and enlisting community organizers to persuade unvaccinated people to get a shot.
Health May 13School nurses, health service corps part of $7.4 billion virus plan
That will mean hiring school nurses to vaccinate kids and creating a service corps around health care as well as bolstering traditional disease detection efforts.
Politics May 03Democrats seek narrow path to curb high medicine prices
President Joe Biden's call for authorizing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices has energized Democrats on a politically popular idea they've been pushing for nearly 20 years only to encounter frustration.
Politics Apr 16U.S. setting up $1.7 billion national network to track virus variants
The U.S. is setting up a $1.7 billion national network to identify and track worrisome coronavirus mutations whose spread could trigger another pandemic wave, the Biden administration announced Friday.
Politics Apr 14Biden begins to undo Trump-era ban on abortion referrals
The Biden administration is beginning to undo a Trump-era ban on clinics referring women for abortions. That policy directive led to Planned Parenthood leaving the federal family planning program.
Politics Mar 23WATCH: Biden to expand ‘Obamacare’ by cutting health insurance costs
President Joe Biden pledged Tuesday that his $1.9 trillion rescue package would build on the promise of the Affordable Care Act, the hallmark legislation of Barack Obama's presidency that became law 11 years ago.
Nation Mar 03Solid start to enrollment for Biden’s new ‘Obamacare’ coverage offer
More than 200,000 people signed up for coverage in the first two weeks after President Joe Biden re-opened HealthCare.gov as part of his coronavirus response, the government said Wednesday.
Politics Feb 19WATCH: Biden defends progress on COVID-19 as weather delays 6 million shots
While acknowledging the weather is "slowing up the distribution," Biden said at the Pfizer plant in Michigan that he believes "we'll be approaching normalcy by the end of this year."…
Health Feb 17COVID-19 bill would scale up ability to spot virus mutations
Scientists would gain vastly expanded capabilities to identify potentially deadlier mutations of the coronavirus under legislation advancing in Congress.
Politics Feb 11GOP attacks Dems’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill from all angles
The package would provide $1,400 payments to some Americans, hundreds of billions for state and local governments and boost vaccination efforts, raise tax credits for children and increase unemployment benefits.