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States confront medical debt that's bankrupting millions
"States are confronting crushing medical debt. I'm Lisa dwyer. Lawmakers and over a dozen states and the U.S. Congress are tackling medical debt, which has become a leading cause of personal bankruptcy. The Kaiser family foundation reports an estimated 100 million Americans have amassed nearly 200 billion in collective medical debt, almost the size of Greece's economy, the financial burden is pushed millions of Americans into financial uncertainty, the flurry of bills and states including Colorado, New York and Florida would create medical debt relief programs, protect certain personal property from collections, lower interest rates or keep medical debt from tanking, credit scores, I'm Lisa
"kaiser family foundation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And insurance providers. Now you will have to access vaccines for COVID through that same process. Okay, now the World Health Organization says its global health emergency declaration remains in place. Does that have any real implications one way or the other? Are they just a saying, you know, the United States is working too quickly or is that just a U.S. saying this is what's happening here and the WHO looking at the globe. The latter, the latter. In fact, the WHO made this statement earlier today before the U.S. actually put out its own. So WHO early in the day said, this is persisting for the globe and the U.S. said, hey, this is unwinding in May for our nation. Okay, now I want to go back to Medicaid because we have time to do that here. The Kaiser family foundation estimates a large number of people could lose Medicaid coverage or that it will increase significantly. They're talking about a millions of people. Is that what you're seeing as well? Yes. And so in fact, back in December, Congress in its yearend spending bill said that this provision that we discussed earlier, the continuous enrollment that that would come to again to an end by the end of March. That was again something that had been put in place by the emergency declaration. But that Congress has decided we want to reevaluate. So 5 to 14 million Americans might lose access to healthcare, according to Kaiser, family foundation. And that's something we're going to have to watch unfold the ramifications for the system at large. What is that going to mean? Who is going to lose access, the big takeaway is if you are covered by Medicaid and chip, you might want to inquire about your benefits as they could be ending soon. So don't wait, you want to find out about renewing coverage now. Yeah, great reporting and great point Ronnie, thank you so much. In Washington, D.C. Bloomberg healthcare reported Riley Griffin. In San Francisco, I'm at Baxter
"kaiser family foundation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Bring you news comments and insights from Bloomberg opinions worldwide came up editors and calmness I'm your host June grosso This week how does Donald Trump's presence impact the direction the Republican Party is taking Also on the show why the frontier spirit airline merger is certain to draw regulatory scrutiny Plus how America can best curtail child poverty But first states are adjusting guidance on masks some like New Jersey and Connecticut are ending their in school mask mandates New York governor Kathy hochul announced her state would lift mask mandates for indoor businesses They saw those numbers Literally off the charts And now those numbers are coming down and it is time to adapt The FDA may soon approve the Pfizer COVID vaccine for children younger than 5 and parents of those children might be hesitant to let them get the shot Bloomberg opinions Lisa Jarvis says the key to increasing vaccinations in children under 5 will be messaging Why have vaccines for the youngest kids been delayed several times Well I think it might help to back up and just talk about why it takes so much longer to test vaccines than kids in the first place As we know with COVID they just don't get sick as adults And so with an adult trial you're looking for very easy endpoints Can you keep people out of the hospital Can you keep them from dying With kids that's a much rare occurrence And so you're looking for instead can you safely give them enough antibodies based on what we know about what you need to fight the virus And so what happened was that Pfizer gave children a very low dose of a vaccine and the data were really fuzzy for kids from 6 months to two years old They look like they had enough antibodies And for kids two to four so if that toddler range they unfortunately missed the market it came in right below the benchmarks at FDA set And so that's just been setting everybody back as they try to figure out what to do next Can they do anything before they come up with the new data Well it seems like that's what FDA would like They're basically asking Pfizer to submit data while Pfizer is also testing their ongoing tests for a third dose in all kids who are under 5 And so that data isn't going to be available until later this spring And so I guess FDA's rationale is let's start getting doses in these little arms and hopes that they're protected and we'll see that the third dose does the trick Parents have been hesitant to have their children get shots What are the stats Right They really have been So in that group of 5 to 11 year olds where the vaccine was approved at the end of October only about 33% of those kids have gotten their first dose so far I think there's just a lot more supply than demand right now And so right now is that according to data from Kaiser family foundation and they did a poll just a few weeks ago that found that only 31% of parents of kids in that under 5 range plan to get their child vaccinated right away There's another group that wants to wait and see what happens And so that really is a group that is going to need convincing So the message on COVID shots has been confusing for adults as well as children And as you write parents are concerned about the safety of their children number one So what can be done to encourage them to get their children vaccinated I think trying to sort out the messaging and have it come from a very clear consistent voice with help We've seen differences between how FDA and CDC have positioned these vaccines And that's very confusing And so if they can come up with a way to really make parents understand how safe the vaccines are this is a very low dose and so far they look very very very safe in that younger age range But then also clearly explain to them what the benefits will be of getting their child vaccinated because I think that has been a shifting landscape right We aren't talking about herd immunity anymore And so trying to help people understand what it means for their everyday life to get their young child vaccinated And do you think the FDA should hold off until it has better data You know I don't know because right now we don't know what data they have And that's part of what's confusing about all of this is that FDA has indicated in a series of tweets from their spokesperson on Twitter that there is more data that they've seen from Pfizer that we're all going to see in a few days when all these documents drop for their advisory committee that makes the recommendation on whether the shot should be approved And so what will be in that data we don't know maybe because in omicron so many more kids got sick will have some indication that there is some protection from two doses But right now we don't know And that's very frustrating Is the confusion because this is a new virus and medical authorities don't know how to deal with it Don't know what's coming next or is it just because they're not organized enough Well I think part of it is received the scientific sausage being made because as I've mentioned the landscape keeps shifting I think last spring we had very clear data that the vaccines on adults worked in the message was kind of get yourself vaccinated it protects you in a protective society and maybe we'll get to herd immunity Then data came along The delta came along and then omicron is really what being vaccinated means has changed and how well our vaccines protect us has changed And so I think it's hard to offer the public a clear message when we're learning so much as we go but it would certainly help again to have one single voice that was the trusted person within the government that's delivering that message Thanks Lisa That's Lisa Jarvis columnist for Bloomberg opinion Coming up on Bloomberg opinion what options do anti Trump Republicans have.
"kaiser family foundation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"High risk high reward long shot biomedical research efforts to bring immediate results in a variety of areas Those are all very good proposals by the president And frankly I was a little bit disappointed The Democrats in the House didn't simply adopt the president's proposal They actually paired it back because they had other spending priorities And I would tell you that's been one of the disappointments of the year I think public health has not gotten the emphasis it should have gotten from Congress We actually if I may actually want to ask per public health I did want to ask you very quickly on vaccines We saw polling last month from the Kaiser family foundation that showed for every one Democrat who was unvaccinated There were three Republicans who were unvaccinated Does your party need to do a better job about talking about that Country needs to do a better job It wasn't helpful when the president and the vice president when they were running for their respective positions that they wouldn't trust the vaccinations as long as Trump was in office I was actually part in yesterday to see the president actually give the former administration a little bit of credit for a change Look what happened in warp speed is a national triumph of historic proportions and we all ought to be pushing it But look I think this has been partisan eyes too much and I think Democrats to some degree have enjoyed doing it Some of my Republican colleagues have as well The science here is pretty simple There's 7 times less likely to get coronavirus if you're vaccinated The 35 times less likely to go to the hospital and you're 40 times less likely to die So the case for vaccination is overwhelming and we ought to be making it every place we can But I do think if you try and force it down people's throats after it's already been partisan eyes then it becomes that much more contentious and difficult to win the argument The argument becomes about government forcing you as opposed to the efficacy of the vaccine itself which is I think without question been proven to be a marvelous marvelous tool Well congressman I also wanted to ask you a little bit you were the former chairman for the Republican campaign's arm And so I know that you have a head for midterms and how things tend to shake out there When we saw Glenn youngkin win the Virginia governor's race he did so by keeping former president Trump at arm's length Is that something that Republicans running in swing districts in 2022 need to emulate Look it really depends on where you're at and how you position yourself over time There's unquestionably places where the president is a tremendous asset And these demonstrated that frankly most of the polling now shows him beating President Biden if there were a rematch So I think you let individual campaigns make that decision But he's an important factor on the trail The reality is the wind is at our back this year not in our face as it was in 2020 We're on offense there on defense They're in total control It's hard to escape responsibility when you have that So it's going to be an awfully good year History would tell you that the polling tells you that frankly just looking at Canada recruitment and funding which are very good measurements of what enthusiasm as and of retirement and looks to be a really outstanding.
"kaiser family foundation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Her an email The one two 9 at Bloomberg net for the chart of the day Let's get to where the national news Nancy lions in D.C. Thanks Tim the nation's top political leaders have been remembering the late Senate majority leader Bob Dole His body lies in state today in the capitol rotunda President Biden says Americans should follow in the footsteps of the distinguished senator America has lost one of our greatest patriots We may follow his wisdom I hope and his time is truth Biden calls dola hero of American democracy Earlier in the day the president addressed a virtual summit for democracy He told fellow leaders the concept is not easy but it's worth it He said things start working when folks on different sides of an issue or the political spectrum sit down and talk The video gathering comes as Biden has repeatedly made the case that the U.S. and like minded allies need to show the world that democracies are far better vehicle for societies than autocracies About 5 million kids age 5 to 11 have gotten at least a first COVID vaccine dose since those shots were cleared but as Bloomberg's Nathan Hager reports the rollout is going faster in some parts of the country than others The Wall Street Journal analyzed CDC data and found about 30% of kids ages 5 to 11 have gotten at least that first shot in some New England states at the same time parts of the south are well off the national pace of 18% A recent Kaiser family foundation poll found about three in ten parents plan to take their young kids for shots right away 32% say they're going to wait and see 29% say they definitely will not line up their young kids for vaccines In Washington I'm Nathan Hager Bloomberg radio Global news 24 hours a day.
"kaiser family foundation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Coin toss I'm about to save that for later Thank you Michael 6 20 on Wall Street live from the Bloomberg interactive broker studios This is Bloomberg day break We want to get the latest on the pandemic now with vaccine approvals getting closer potentially for kids ages 5 to 11 joining us now professor grandval of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of public health Professor always good to speak with you and the messaging we're getting from the likes of Doctor Fauci and we could see vaccines authorized for young kids as soon as late next week Are you pretty confident that we're going to get approval for the Pfizer BioNTech shot Yes I am because they already released a lot of their data and the FDA has put together their report to the advisory committee that's meeting tomorrow saying that they don't say they don't make recommendations but they say the benefits outweigh any risks And the data looks very good to me So I will be getting my 11 year old in line as soon as I can Although we have heard from the Kaiser family foundation they put out a survey that says about a third of parents in this country are on the other side of you saying they're not going to get their kids vaccinated right away Should we be concerned about that That level of hesitancy Yes I think parents we just need to do much more education and also maybe a lot of people will see that these shots are very effective They will reduce their potential potential for their children to have to be quarantined if there is a case in the school and a lot of kids don't do as well as adults like to think they do when it comes to COVID And there's a lot more problems It's much worse than the flu and for even the 5 to 11 age group It's a top ten killer of children And so it's a little bit it's not a serious disease as it is for adults but it's definitely a serious disease I hear that message a lot from public health officials that I speak to here We need to get out more education more information about the vaccines We've been giving out information about the vaccines for nearly a year now since they were first approved for high risk adults How much more education can you and others who are experts in the field put out there To convince people Yeah I mean you make a really great point but when it comes to this particular age group we didn't have the data until just a few days ago And it's really hard when you're actually being data driven when you're talking to parents and saying look the data shows a really good efficacy no side effects or very minimal side effects As opposed to the people who are anti vaccine who can raise doubts and cause people to worry they don't need any data for that So the task is a lot harder for people in public health Well child vaccinations prevent another wave of COVID Do you think we're on the down slope of this current wave Can we get this permanently behind us Do you think with child vaccinations I think child vaccinations will help but I think any thoughts people might have of permanently behind us are going to have to be put on hold for some time I mean this is a global pandemic and we do not have the virus as under control and lots of places in the world So I think we're just going to have to move into a new phase Hopefully people have been there area will be relatively protected but vaccination is going to be a big part of that because it is a big world out there So in our last 30 seconds here what's your outlook for COVID And for the flu as we head further into the fall and winter Yes definitely get your flu shot The people have lots of projections and about saying maybe it's going to be a terrible year maybe it's not I don't think we have seen enough to be able to say that yet But regardless a flu shot is a really safe and effective way to make sure that your risks are reduced if you get this terrible disease Thank you as always Professor Gigi granvelle to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of public health with us this morning on daybreak The Bloomberg school is supported by Michael Bloomberg he's the founder of majority owner of the Bloomberg radios parent company That's Bloomberg LP All right S&P futures right now up almost 6 point staff futures up 13 NASDAQ futures up 38 points so futures contracts turning a little bit to the upside this is Bloomberg This all right we're here with Nina who is hosting a little Tuesday get together And she has gone all out Yep she's done the fancy charcuterie thing Look at those solid maple serving boards Oh classy And those gold room side plates Gorgeous Oh you're absolutely right And she got it all at Marshalls for way less Even the cheese No not the cheese But that to die for sequin top Marshalls Yep Marshals Fabulous brands Feel.
Biden: Nearly 3M Get Health Coverage During COVID-19 Sign-Up
"The White House is touting an increase in the number of people who signed up for health care insurance over the summer president Biden says an all time high of twelve point two million people are now covered under the affordable Care Act and the Kaiser family foundation says that with most states expanding Medicaid for low income adults the two components cover about twenty seven million people by denounce the two point eight million consumers took advantage of a special six month period to sign up for private health insurance that was made more affordable under the covert nineteen relief law subsidies that kicked in an April help trim premiums by about sixty seven dollars a month by the called on Congress to do more to lower healthcare costs the next regular season sign up with the health care doc of market place starts on November first Jennifer king Washington
"kaiser family foundation" Discussed on WDUN AM550
"We would have to pay because he's still working so You know, there's there's that too. I've always thought And maybe you can answer this question. I think it makes a lot of sense to kind of stare statement. Step it up to 70. Not maybe. And obviously, if you're 50 year old or I don't think they should change the rules for you because you've worked your whole life with those rules, and those are kind of the way they looked at it in the eighties. You know what's wrong with that idea Or is that a good idea? Well, first off, it's a benefit cut from and everybody, regardless of what do you think your longevity is going to be, because it means that you're going to have to either have to work a couple of years longer. Or somehow you're going to have to come up with, uh, enough disposable income to put into your own retirement. And that's difficult because only happens employers offer any kind of retirement benefits. And the other issue is is that, uh, you know, we have sometimes heard this argument made by some politicians will say, Well, we're not going to do anything to retirees today. But if your fifth you know if you're in your mid fifties or younger Then you'll have more time to plan. But the problem is, is that because middle class wages have stayed stagnant, stagnant for so many decades, you know, according to some projections that the Kaiser Family Foundation did a few years ago, they're projecting that middle class wages will continue to stay flat so extra time. If you're younger to plan for the future isn't going to cut it because you're just not going to have the disposable income or any more disposable income to save for retirement. So that's why we think raising retirement ages as bad also, you know, just because the opioid endemic people are looking average lifespans are going down. So what? So you use the term disposable? Okay. Disposable income. And maybe I'm just old. All right, but way my parents raised me and my parents were very middle class. Okay? My dad did not finish high school. My mother only finished high school. And granted. I know that was a different time. Okay, but they worked very hard so that we would all go to college and have better lives. But they told us pay yourself first. You didn't You didn't plan for your retirement out of your disposable income. You plan for your retirement As as, like food shelter, you know, insurance. Whatever. So are we Should we be doing that? Should we be doing a better job at educating people on really what the important things are safe for? Oh, I would totally agree with that. I think we don't do a good enough job explaining to people what they're going to need to retirement as that. They really so security was never meant to be something that was your sole source. Of a retirement and retirement. But when I talk about disposable income, what I mean is there just a lot of people out there. They're just barely scraping by their living paycheck to paycheck, and they don't have money for any kind of luxuries. Yeah, And so they don't have any. They don't really have income that they can put into retirement plan, even if even if they had, what's one thing that the pandemic really hurt? Because prior to the pandemic, middle class wages were starting to go up again, and they were going up pretty significantly. Uh, you know, in 2016, 17 and 18 and 19, but the pandemic kind of did away with all of that, because so many people lost their jobs during the pandemic. You know, in Georgia here, we're back down to only 3.5% unemployment, So we're in pretty good shape as far as people being back to work. But you know, it's been a difficult 18 months. That's for sure. I would agree. So what can people do? How can they find out more information? Rather get hold of us. You know, we have a website. It's uh C p s m dot org. Uh, we you know they can join us and be part of our advocacy wants to ensure that Social Security and Medicare will be there for them when they retire if they haven't retired.
"kaiser family foundation" Discussed on 600 WREC
"There's some new data from the Kaiser Family Foundation that finds that the cost of a covid hospitalization averages about $20,000. So if you kind of do simple math here, if your Delta employee paying that extra $200 it would take you years of paying that $200 to pay basically the cost of covid hospitalization or $20,000. So in simple terms that that might seem like a bargain. But of course, that's not how insurance works. You're not. If you're the worker who is covered by insurance, you're not paying all that out of pocket. It's a company that's paying So Delta has actually said $200 is not enough to cover what they expect to be the cost. The added health care cost of having employees who are not covered, but that's their choice. For now, most other employers Are not doing it this way. They're basically just requiring their workers to get vaccinated. If they're making any choice at all. Yeah, I suspect um we'll start to see perhaps I think is being discussed now Discounts on health insurance if you are vaccinated. Versus a penalty if you're not, Yes, that's sort of the other side of the coin of a of a of a surcharge, and I don't know. I don't know that we're going to see too much of that. Um, I think you know there are a lot of other things, obviously that go into health insurance. Health insurance insurance costs generally go up over time by more than inflation. This is this is something companies are constantly grappling with, so would be a little bit difficult for them to to actually offer discounts to other people. But the problem here the reason that they're even Fiddling around with insurance like this. Let's remember the affordable care act makes it illegal to charge more for people who have pre existing conditions. So this raises the interesting question of if you choose not to get vaccinated against COVID. Is that a pre existing condition? And if it is than your company or your insurance company cannot charge you more. But if it's not, then maybe the the insurance companies and employers have some wiggle room, so I think there will be legal challenges against what Delta is doing, which I think is one of the reasons many other companies are not taking that route. It's complicated. Wow. Speaking with Rick Newman, senior columnist at Yahoo Finance, his species called Here is the cost of going unvaccinated. You've seen the numbers to write Delta, saying that it could cost upwards of $50,000 for hospitalization from Covid. But But you found figures that say, maybe 20,000. Not that that's anything great either, But I mean, how do we come up with that math and you know, um, we've had this pandemic for over a year but obviously takes time to get this data. And I guess it depends on a lot of different things. The nature of people getting hospitalized, so if it's older people getting hospitalized, it might be more severe, and it might be more expensive that older people are not likely to be on the payroll because they're more likely to be retired. I think the the fact that we're even having this conversation, Gordon underscores the importance of just get vaccinated. I mean, that, obviously is the most cost effective thing to do. It's the most sensible thing to do from a public health perspective, But of course I I think we still have About 25% of adult Americans still not vaccinated and employers are trying to figure out what to do about them. Do you get the sense that I know Some people feel that way that they're being singled out? They do feel that way. And, uh you know, they I guess you could say they are being singled out, Gordon. I mean, there are two different things going on here. I mean, yes, People do have the freedom not to get vaccinated. But employers.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Will No Longer Waive All COVID-19 Treatment Costs
"The early months of the pandemic people who were hospitalized for covert nineteen infections and had private insurance could be reasonably sure. They wouldn't end up with crushing medical bills analysis. By the kaiser family foundation were kf f found that in november of last year nearly ninety percent of people with insurance had their co pays co insurance or deductible costs waived if they had been hospitalized for a covert nineteen infection but the times. They are a changing last week. Blue cross blue shield of michigan announced that it will no longer cover all costs related to cova treatment. Starting october first hospitalized patients will be responsible for copays deductibles and co insurance for treatment of the virus. The insurer will still cover. All vaccination costs making them free to members including booster shots. The insurance company is the latest join a growing number of private insurers who were taking similar action now that vaccines are widespread and cova treatment so expensive. Insurers are holding patients responsible for their share of the costs again. Blue cross blue shield research found that the average cost for a hospitalized. Couvert nineteen patient could be as high as forty five thousand dollars. That quickly soared to over one hundred thousand dollars if the patient was in the icu. In a report out this month. Kf analyzed the two largest health plans in each state and washington dc which includes companies like kaiser cigna and united health. All of them had waived out of pocket costs at some point during the pandemic most have stopped doing so or will in the near future by the end of the nearly all will have ended such waivers. There are a few holdouts like humana which will continue cova coverage for its medicare advantage members. According to a report by fox business
Reba McEntire Urges Followers to 'Stay Healthy' After Breakthrough COVID-19 Diagnosis
"And here's You want Fantino laughing down. And, of course, his country. Music star Reba McEntire tested positive for Covid 19. She announced the news on Tiktok. She and her boyfriend both tested positive. And they both were fully vaccinated. It is known, of course as a breakthrough infection by the way, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation. In late July, the rate of breakthrough cases reported among those fully vaccinated well below 1% in all the reporting states. I sure do you
Call For US Federal Government To Make Vaccination Mandatory for Air Travel
"A quick link over on cocky dot org yesterday. That really got me thinking. It's a piece in the atlantic by juliet. Kayem former assistant secretary for homeland security. During the obama administration basically arguing that the us federal government should make it a requirement for people to be vaccinated in order to travel on airplanes now while she cops that most airplanes filtration systems make transmission on the plane itself fairly rare. The bigger concern she says is transmission in airports and then wherever people are traveling to pointing out that the whole reason for international travel bans is to reduce spreads so is in our huge country with disparate state governments at similar risk and according to a recent new york times and kaiser family foundation pull that she shared forty one percent of people who said they were waiting to see about getting a vaccine would get one if they had to do so to travel even eleven percent of respondents who were entirely opposed to getting. The vaccine said they'd be swayed by travel ban quoting. I am the public debate. Making vaccination a precondition for travel employment and other activities as described this approach as vaccine mandates a term that to critics suggests that unvaccinated people are being ordered around arbitrarily. What is actually going on. Mostly is that institutions are shifting burdens to unvaccinated people denying them access to certain spaces requiring them to take regular cove in nineteen tests charging them for the cost of that testing rather than imposing greater burdens on everyone americans still have a choice to go unvaccinated but that means giving up on certain societal benefits. Nobody has a constitutional right to attend the lion. King on broadway or work at disney or walmart employers and entertainment venues are realizing that they can operate more easily without the hassle of planning around unvaccinated employees and customers
"kaiser family foundation" Discussed on AP News
"The Kaiser Family Foundation says the government is clearly pulling out the stops to get this implemented in a timely manner, adding that surprise billing has been at the top of the list when it comes to patients worries. Jackie Quinn Washington President Biden will lead a naturalization ceremony at the White House today to focus on his push for more pathways to citizenship. To kick off the independent stay. Holiday weekend 21 immigrants will be sworn in as citizens at the White House. President Biden will use the event to propose citizenship for migrants who were brought to the U. S illegally as Children for those with temporary protected status because of strife in their home countries and for farm workers. That's according to an administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Biden and congressional Democrats Have already proposed an immigration overhaul that includes an eight year pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million people in the U S illegally. Jackie Quinn, Washington Search resumes near Miami. I'm Tim Maguire with an A P news minute. Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava says plans are being made to possibly demolish what is left. Of a 12 story condo building that partially collapsed a week ago. The search was suspended early this morning over fears that the pile of rubble and other parts of the building were becoming more on stable, The mayor tells w. P L G resumed our search and rescue efforts..
"kaiser family foundation" Discussed on AP News
"The Kaiser Family Foundation says the government is clearly pulling out the stops to get this implemented in a timely manner, adding that surprise billing has been at the top of the list when it comes to patients worries. Jackie Quinn Washington President Biden will lead a naturalization ceremony at the White House today to focus on his push for more pathways to citizenship. To kick off the independent stay. Holiday weekend 21 immigrants will be sworn in as citizens at the White House. President Biden will use the event to propose citizenship for migrants who were brought to the U. S illegally as Children for those with temporary protected status because of strife in their home countries and for farm workers. That's according to an administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Biden and congressional Democrats Have already proposed an immigration overhaul that includes an eight year pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million people in the U S illegally. Jackie Quinn, Washington Search resumes near Miami. I'm Tim Maguire with an A P news minute. Miami Dade County Mayor Daniel Levine Cava says plans are being made to possibly demolish what is left. Of a 12 story condo building that partially collapsed a week ago. The search was suspended early this morning over fears that the pile of rubble and other parts of the building were becoming more on stable, The mayor tells w. P L.
"kaiser family foundation" Discussed on AP News
"The Kaiser Family Foundation says the government is clearly pulling out the stops to get this implemented in a timely manner, adding that surprise billing has been at the top of the list when it comes to patients worries. Jackie Quinn Washington President Biden will lead a naturalization ceremony at the White House today to focus on his push for more pathways to citizenship. To kick off the independent stay. Holiday weekend 21 immigrants will be sworn in as citizens at the White House. President Biden will use the event to propose citizenship for migrants who were brought to the U. S illegally as Children for those with temporary protected status because of strife in their home countries and for farm workers. That's according to an administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Biden and congressional Democrats Have already proposed an immigration overhaul that includes an eight year pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million people in the U S illegally. Jackie Quinn Washington Miami Search I'm Tim Maguire with an AP newsman in Miami Dade officials looking into the possibility of having to tear down the remainder of the 12 storey condo building that suffered a partial collapse so we could go today. 18 people are known dead. Another 145 still missing. The search was called off for most of the Day to day over concerns about the safety of the debris and the still standing portion fire and rescue chief Alan Kaminsky. There's a lot of hard work and effort that we've been putting in.
Trump-Era Law on Surprise Medical Bills Advances Under Biden
"The bite in the administration is pushing forward on a trump administration law to protect consumers from surprise medical bills for federal agencies have written out new protections for insured patients to prevent surprise billing and medical emergencies and from out of network doctors the surprise billing law takes effect in January removing patients from the financial equation and limiting what they can be billed for out of network services the Kaiser family foundation says the government is clearly pulling out the stops to get this implemented in a timely manner adding that surprise billing has been at the top of the list when it comes to patients worries Jackie Quinn Washington
Medicare Copays for New Alzheimer's Drug Could Reach $11,500
"A new drug it's been shown to reduce clumps of plaque in the brain could become the most costly medication covered by Medicare add your home from drugmaker Biogen is the first new Alzheimer's medication in nearly twenty years the company's price the intravenous medication at fifty six thousand dollars a year a new analysis from the Kaiser family foundation says the cost of the drug would raise Medicare premiums broadly and that some older patients could be looking at co payments of about eleven thousand five hundred dollars annually Medicare hasn't made a formal determination on covering at your home the Kaiser report estimated that it just happened million Medicare recipients are prescribed the drug it'll cost the program nearly twenty nine billion dollars a year the drug has sparked controversy over its price tag and questionable benefits several members of an FDA advisory panel that oppose the drug resigned over the agency's decision to approve it I'm Jennifer king
Nurses Have Been Hit Hard by the COVID-19 Pandemic
"Podcast. APP mic over 19 pandemic has pushed many local nurses to the verge of burnout. Washington Post Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that three out of 10 Healthcare workers have considered getting out of the field. Almost Suzanne Font takes a closer look at the ongoing nursing shortage. We asked the Department of Health exactly how seriously nursing shortages but they haven't been able to give us exact numbers. What we do know is there's about 140,000 licensed nurses in Washington state, and the nursing shortage has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Samantha Conley is a nurse at Harborview Medical Center in Trauma and PTSD is going to really start to build up and I really worried that we're gonna come up on a big deflation of the profession. Clinton Hospital Association says it has worked with the state to expedite licensing for nurses from other states and new graduate nurses. The group also has asked the state to move those patients that don't need to be in the hospital to care centers to free up more nurses. Hospitals also continue to rely on travel nurses for help, but
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"The Kaiser Family Foundation survey from last month, said nearly three in 10. Republicans say they don't want a vaccine. The shares greater among rural Republican men, 35% of whom don't want to get a vaccine. Are you satisfied with the way that your party leaders are talking about the vaccine? Well, I don't like that. This is a party issue. You know, the data is what it is. We have some people who don't want we don't really worry about those people who are adamant on say they don't want Those are not percentage persuadable people, the people that we can get, and I'm seeing this and my wife ran. I've been out. I think the 37 38 different vaccination sites that's fascinating to talk to people who are getting vaccinated. On. You know you you run into people who have held back, but they're there Many times is there because their spouse has asked them to go many times of there the other day down Cincinnati when I was this Vaccination site. I think we ran into two people The the sons had brought the fathers and so your family members are very influential. And you know your personal doctor more than a national doctor. More than somebody you see on TV. It's the personal doctor, so we're You know, really putting a lot of emphasis. Now getting this faxing out to primary care physicians, pediatricians, a swell Governor in the moments we have remaining, I want to shift gears, and I want to ask you about how you see your party's leadership right now. The House of Representatives will vote tomorrow on whether to remove Liz Cheney from her position is conference chair. Voting on this because Cheney told the truth about the outcome of the 2020 election. You also recognized Joe Biden after he won the election. Many of your colleagues in the party did not if Cheney is removed, what do you think it says about the future of your party? Look, Let me be blunt. I'm focused every single day in Ohio about saving lives and getting Ohio moving forward. And, you know, I watched the news just like everybody else does. My my responsibility as governor of the state is to lead their state and to do it. We've done it in a non political way. We've done it in a way where we focused on the science. That's really what I'm what I'm focused on every single day. Um, I'll go back to what one of my mentors. George, born of it said, Uh, I was his lieutenant governor, and he always used to tell me, Mikey says, if if we govern well, We do what we should do. The politics will take care of itself. We'll have to leave their Ohio governor Mike DeWine, We appreciate your time, sir. God be with you. Thank you. Mm hmm. The results of China's census are in Can we just pause for a moment to think about the amazing task of counting around 1.4 billion people? This sense? This is the first in a decade, and it shows the population grew more slowly than it has in around 40 years. NPR's Emily Fang tells us why that matters. For weeks leading up to today is much delayed announcement There was widespread speculation the total population might drop for the first time in about 60 years. The financial Times put out a report in April, claiming just that. Prompting China Statistics Bureau to issue a curt statement saying China's population had risen and it would release the data later. So today. There was a lot of anticipation about this normally routine survey here's means Deidre, who needs China Statistics Bureau, uncle Good sister. He says the total population of them in China is 1.41 billion people on Lee 72 million more than a decade before. It's the slowest growth since China implemented its one child policy restrictions never appealed that limited every family to having just one child starting in the late 19 seventies. One child policy is now the two child policy, as in most families can have up to two Children, But few families are. That's because child care costs are rising and changing. Social mores are lowering early marriage rates, boosting divorce and pushing back When people want Children, fewer people, especially of working age, it's a problem for economic growth. Trying to 16 above population was the fastest growing demographic group in the last decade. Here's Ning again Bullshit, dango, Lonely Hearts and Jean Charles. The level of aging within our societies continues to deepening, says which means China continues to face the pressure of having to maintain population sustainability. And more aging means less money going into the state pension to support more elderly people. And if you were.
NPR Health Correspondent, Allison Aubrey, on the COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids
"Aubrey. We've been hearing for weeks now that this age group twelve to fifteen year olds are next. What do we know about how the vaccine works for them. Scherer we'll scientist at the fda have been reviewing the clinical trial data that included more than two thousand kids and it appears to be all positive children in this age. Group develop a lot of antibodies. They have very mild side effects and pfizer says older participants in the trial will continue to be monitored for long term protection and safety for an additional two years got it so as far as efficacy and side effects are concerned it's basically affecting them just like it as adults. Yeah pretty much so. I spoke to patricia stench field. She is a nonvoting member of. Cdc's advisory committee on immunization practices. This is the group that makes recommendations she says from what's been released so far. The vaccine appears to be very effective than this age. Group seems to be one hundred percent effective. No child in the study. How on that. Twelve to fifteen year old. Adolescence got kobe. Very few kids. Got a fever. Many had arm pain just like adults and stints field says the benefits seemed too far outweigh any risks. That's kind of incredible one hundred percent effective right. And that's what was shown in the trial setting now in the real world. We might come to find out. Isn't one hundred percent but certainly early suggests it's very very effective but it appears that some parents are hesitant to get this vaccine for their kids. Right yes a recent survey from the kaiser family foundation found only three in ten parents of children in this age groups they would they would get their child vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available. Many say they'll wait now. I spoke to dr li beers about this. She's the president of the american academy of pediatrics. She says she's not surprised that there's hesitancy out there. And she says pediatricians are going to be working really hard in the coming weeks and months to reassure parents and help answer questions.
The Pandemic Is Taking Its Toll on Health Care Workers
"A year ago when the pandemic hit the united states took to argue even solid was working. As a researcher stanford university solace is a surgeon but wasn't practicing medicine at the time but seeing the need for doctors in new york city flew there in april of last year to volunteer her time at hospital. Working in the icu. Now remember spring of two thousand twenty. It was still the early days of the pandemic and new york was the first city in the united states to be hit so hard all my feelings and thoughts were by far by the people. Dying wasn't much in terms of treatment for covid. Nineteen at the time and the number of people getting hospitalized and dying was climbing fast almost every day for almost every patient. I'm calling saying there is no improvement and maybe things are worse right from the start of the pandemic healthcare workers have stepped up beyond what many of them were trained to do so to say that this past year has been stressful for them is an understatement for me. I think it's mostly been anxiety. I think that i've had Definitely tendencies toward depression. And i have seen a therapist in the last six months or so. A recent poll by the kaiser family foundation and the washington post found that about six in ten healthcare workers a struggling with mental health issues as a result of the stress of the pandemic more than half say they're burnt out which is a response to chronic stress at work. One of the things that has come out of my time in the icu has been a need for more connection with people. I think when we see people dying every day We need some reassurance that that there is
Vaccine enthusiasm continues to rise among US adults, poll shows
"Are open to getting a covert 19 vaccine about six in 10 U. S Adults say they've already received at least one shot or want to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Will stone is more on a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The poll found that with each month goes by more people in the US are ready to get their shot of a covert vaccine. Only about 17% of people now say they want to wait and see before being vaccinated in January, That number was over 30%, according to the Kaiser report. What's also striking is that this growing enthusiasm happened across all racial and ethnic groups. That shift was highest among black adults. Still, about one in five Americans either say they definitely won't get vaccinated or will only do so. If it's required by their work school or for other activities. The group most likely to answer they don't want to be vaccinated were Republicans and white evangelical Christians for NPR news? I'm will stone An
The New Campaign To Remedy COVID-19 Vaccine Doubt Within Black Communities Online
"Of ad campaigns aimed at promoting vaccines in debunking myths about them. Last week, the Ad Council launched its ad featuring four former presidents, including Barack Obama. You will protect you and those you love from this dangerous and deadly disease. Biden administration plans to ramp up its own vaccination campaign in the coming weeks. Many of these campaigns and to reach a black community hit hard by both covert 19 and disinformation. NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports. As far back is nine months ago, pediatrician and health activist Rhea Boyd noticed Social Media Post citing false information about the safety of vaccines in development before any of the vaccines had reached emergency use authorization. We already saw that disinformation targeting black communities online, the State Department since blamed Russian intelligence operatives for spreading some of those rumors. But at the time, Boyd says, it wasn't clear where it was coming from, You know, it would just look like a user with sow seeds of doubt. It doesn't look like a campaign for misinformation. It looks like a bunch of users who are sharing their own conversations about what they think about the vaccine and what seems like insider information boy decided to push back with her own campaign. She framed hers, too, as a conversation, one based on questions, her family and neighbors were already asking, she says Many of the questions people have about vaccines are universal. But many people in communities of color can't get answers because they lack access to medical care. Boyd works with the Kaiser Family Foundation and historically black colleges. This month, they posted a syriza videos, including one featuring comedian Kamau Bell, posing questions to black medical professionals. First question the vaccine happened fast, like
CDC launches VaccineFinder tool to locate COVID-19 vaccine providers
"19 vaccine, But you can't find one help could be on the way. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just launched an online search tool in partnership with Boston Children's Hospital. Help people identify which facilities have supplies of the vaccine. It's called vaccine finder dot org's. This initial launch is limited to certain providers in most states, NPR's Selena Simmons, Duffin has details. When you put in your zip code at vaccine, find her dot org's. You see an interactive map showing local pharmacies that get Cove in 19 vaccine doses from the federal government. You also see whether they have doses in stock. If you live in Alaska, Indiana, Iowa or Tennessee, you're in luck. Because in those states, the maps show more places administering Cove in 19 vaccines. Not just pharmacies, but private hospitals and clinics and public health sites, ideas to show vaccine providers that are open to the public. How to contact them how to book an appointment. And kind of show the daily inventory status of people are clearing where there's vaccine and where there isn't That's John Brownstein, the founder of Vaccine Finder and chief information officer at Boston Children's Hospital, he says. After this initial launch, more providers in more places are expected to join in in the coming days and weeks. That scene finder is actually not new. It began nine years ago. It all started after each one. Anyone where we want to figure out how to provide the population with the best possible insights and where vaccine was in their communities, and since then We have been building this platform usually showing people where to get the seasonal flu shot or travel vaccines, Bronstein says. In recent months, a team of about three dozen people has been working feverishly to launch this tool toe work for people looking for covert 19 vaccines. While navigating the fact that at this moment, vaccine supplies relatively low and eligibility is limited, both of which constrained how useful the tool is. In case the Kaiser Family Foundation says she wishes this tool had been around a few weeks ago. In the meantime, many states have created their own provider maps people can use, and that's added to this confusing patchwork. This idea has a lot of potential, but I think there's still some questions about what will it be like in practice. There are also concerns about how many providers will put their information on vaccine finder and whether the providers will really update their inventory every 24 hours. I've seen finders John Brown seen acknowledges. This is not a silver bullet. What we're trying to do is add a resource into the mix to help consumers. Of course not all problems get solved with a new website. And he says they have partnerships to put vaccine find her info about where vaccine providers are located and who has shot's available in lots of different places online from Google maps to the traffic app ways too Good are ex, so it's not just about coming in the website, but meeting consumers where they are. Are on making sure that anybody who's looking for a vaccine knows where to find them. The supply of Corona virus vaccine doses is growing. The Biden administration says it's now sending out over 16 million doses a week and increase of more than 70% since inauguration. Assuming that trend continues, more shots will be available and more providers like clinics and even doctors. Offices will be able to begin distributing vaccine doses as well. So people can look forward to a time when Cove in 19 vaccine doses are abundant and everyone is eligible. And you might even be able to ask your smart speaker to find a clinic nearby with vaccine doses and stock and head over to get your shot. Selena Simmons Duffin
Thousands of service members are saying no to COVID-19 vaccine
"Million a month ago. The Pentagon is trying to find ways to increase the number of military members agreeing to the shots by the thousands. Troops are refusing to take the vaccine or putting it off. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey found. Military resistance is around 50%, which the joint Staff stop doctor says mirrors that of the general population. Military services say they're working to knock down wild Internet rumors about the vaccine side effects, but they do think they found one potential way to sell the vaccine. A chance to deploy sailors on ships heading to see last week. We're choosing to get vaccinated at rates higher
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"Crashed earlier today in Leicester. So far no word on their conditions. And Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he plans to step down later on this year and become the company's executive chair. Let's 6 46 President Biden tonight, signing some new executive orders on immigration, saying he hopes they remove what he calls the stain of family separation. ABC is Karen Travers has more on those orders. One executive order creates a task force focusing on reuniting Children who were separated from their families at the southern border. It's not clear just how many families were impacted by the Trump administration's Zero tolerance policies aimed at discouraging migration. Justice in motion, A leading nonprofit says it's working now to reunite more than 500 migrant Children with their families. Also tonight, the vice president's swearing in the newly confirmed head of the Homeland Security Department, Alejandro Mayorkas. Was confirmed by the Senate earlier today in a closer vote that many who've been confirmed so far that boat coming in at 56 to 43, some Republicans, raising questions about New York asses tenure at the department during the Obama administration Democrats that were calling him highly qualified to hold the post. In time. The former president's impeachment trial starts up next week. Today, his lawyers made the argument. It shouldn't happen it all the AP Soccer Megan, he tells us why House Democrats say the former president incited last month's capital riot by whipping backers into a frenzy and pointing them like a loaded cannon down Pennsylvania Avenue in legal briefs previewing their argument, they link the rights to Trump's efforts to overturn the presidential election results. And say he must be found guilty and barred from holding any office. His lawyers denied. Trump played any role in inciting the riot that is remarks at a rally before it were protected by the First Amendment and that the trial itself is unconstitutional Since he's no longer in office soccer, Megane Washington and 6 47 public trust in the covert vaccine looks to be on the rise is more doses of both the visor and the modern are vaccine roll out all over the country. Many Americans say they still have a few hangups. The Kaiser Family Foundation has found that 51% of us either refused to get vaccinated or are waiting to see how it's working. Public health officials lay blame for the hesitancy at the feet of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Social media has been a disaster you in this pandemic, Dr Antonio Falcone is the health of authority and Starr County, Texas, and he's trying to counter the misinformation. There's so much out there, he says. Stark County's majority Latino population is deeply suspicious of the vaccine. Partly based on what's been said on social media generally in ABC News, and should you choose to get the vaccine very soon, You could be able to walk into your local CVS or Walgreen's Rite Aid. Whatever pharmacy you used to go get that shot. President Biden's Cove in 19 Task Force made that announcement earlier today. Here's coordinator Jeff Zions.
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"Full feet of No Whoa. But snow totals really were all over the map. You know all over the map, Wilmington, seeing some 20 inches of snow East acting in Hudson both around there as well on Lee an inch, though, at Logan Airport, Same for Randolph in the South Shore, Just a lot of water in the ground Plow drivers will I found they were really in need of a break here. It's horrible being out. There was a lot of like rivers over there on the side building. What, not? It's been a rough ride for them, and later with the temperature's dropping tonight that could present some weather challenges as well. We're watching. Well for you. Germany. Holland WBZ Boston's news radio arrest you on National New Hampshire of the man who had gone out on some thin ice yesterday afternoon. This happen along Canal Street on the National River, where police say a man was seen on the ice, trying to break it with a branch as first responders trying to help the man. He moved away from rescuers and fell through the ice into knee deep water. Eventually he was pulled from the water and take her to the hospital for evaluation. Immigration on the agenda today at the White House. President Biden today will signed three executive orders The White House says are aimed at reforming the nation's immigration system by rolling back policies from the Trump Administration. One order creates a task force to focus on reuniting Children who were separated from their families of the border Justice in motion and nonprofit leading the reunification effort told ABC. They were over 4000 families impacted by the Trump Administration separation policies. The group is working to reunite with their families more than 500 migrant Children. The Biden task force will be chaired by the Homeland Security Secretary. Karen Travers, ABC NEWS Washington As more doses of Corona virus vaccine or distributed around the country, there appears to be an increase in public trust of the drug. However, NBC's Jim Ryan says many Americans are still skeptical. The Kaiser Family Foundation has found that 51% of us either refused to get vaccinated or Are waiting to see how it's working. Public. Health officials lay blame for the hesitancy at the feet of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Social media spin It disaster here in this pandemic. Dr Antonio Falcone is the Health authority and Starr County, Texas, and he's trying to counter the misinformation. There's so much out there, he says. Stark County's majority Latino population is deeply suspicious of the vaccine. Partly based on what's been said on social media. Generally in ABC News. Nursing homes were hard hit in the early days of the pandemic, and there is some new data from the CDC that finds nursing home staff were reluctant to get the Corona virus vaccines. Monica Davis Cruz was thrilled to get 80% of her staff at an assisted living home in Kalamazoo, Michigan, vaccinated for covert 19 last month. But the home where she serves as director of Resident care is in the minority. The CDC revealed only 38% of nursing home staff across the country accepted the shots. A study author says. There's much work to be done to increase confidence in the vaccine. Wendy Gillette, CBS news lawyer for a Massachusetts man, and his son accused of helping former Nissan Chairman Carlos Go on get out of Japan. Will be appealing their extradition to a federal appeals court in Boston. Michael Taylor and his son Peter, are to be extradited to Japan with the judge last week, rejecting an emergency petition clearing their way for extradition. It was in the spotlight and much beloved for many reasons. Being a World war, two veterans for one and for raising millions of dollars for British health services. Now, Captain Tom has died at the age of 100. He had been being treated for pneumonia. Tested positive for covert 19. Buckingham Palace is the queen is sending a private message to the family of captain Sir Tom or the World War two veteran and inspirational fundraiser she knighted last summer. A nation is grieving. This quiet, understated gentlemen who set out to raise $1300 for the health service this past spring, ended up raising tens of millions and won a special place in people's hearts here. Vicki Barker, CBS NEWS London If you claim to be on top of the world Well, you better be. CBS is Debra Rodriguez tells us a couple of people faked it, and they got caught. Officials in a Paul are trying to ban to Indian climbers for 10 years for faking it. At the world's highest peak, veteran mountaineers spied something amiss. After the duo received certificates for their foe feet. They pointed to photographs with an oxygen mask and no tubing to connect it to a tank. Reflections of snow or mountains and the man sunglasses and unmoving flags were fierce winds are constant. Local Sherpas questioned the couple's claimed accomplishments from the start. Deborah Rodriguez CBS News When you pull into the driveway tonight, make sure you leave your precinct right here on BZ that way, As soon as you start your car, Good morning. I'm Jeff Brown. Thank you for getting your day started with us. Here's what's.
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"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noel King and I'm Steve Inskeep. It is abruptly a dramatic moment for democracy somewhere other than the United States as we are reporting elsewhere, Myanmar's military staged a military coup using election fraud is their pretext and in Russia. Many people spent the weekend demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Human rights activists say more than 5000 people were arrested nationwide. Navalny you'll recall was arrested in January after returning from Germany, where he had been recovering from a poison attack that he blames on the Kremlin. NPR's Lucian Kim is in Moscow and was at the protest in the Russian capital. Hey there, Lucy in Good morning, Steve. What did you see? Well yesterday, the police didn't take any chances, and they simply sealed off the entire downtown area. They closed metro stations blocked off sidewalks to pedestrians, and they flooded the streets with riot police and police trucks. So the protesters responded to that and change their tactics and just walked around the city center in large groups of people. Hardly anybody I met wanted to admit that they were protesting since the penalties for unauthorized rallies are really severe. I spoke to one protester, he said his name was Andrej Cat Cough. He's a 27 year old manager in a trading company. I'm just well can No, it's my city and the I just want to have some time outside. That's my right, he said. For him, this was not only a conflict between President Vladimir Putin and Alexei Navalny, he said. It was much bigger, he said. It's about a clash of generations between people who grew up in the Soviet Union and young people like him with open minds. We are now living in another country. We have another mentality. No Soviet mentality more. You represents a growing number of Russians who don't have any memory of politics in the pre Putin era, and right now they're feeling very frustrated and boxed in. I'm kind of enjoying the idea of a protester just saying I just happened to be out for a walk, Mr Kim, along with thousands of other people, but it's clear from what you said that there was a big police presence. Does the Kremlin genuinely feel threatened here? Well, first of all, we should emphasize that these protests took place in many towns and cities across Russia, which is hugely significant because in the past, they've mostly been concentrated in large urban areas. This protest is truly national, and there are arrests in dozens of cities, including in the conservative Russian Heartland that has traditionally been very loyal to Putin. The Kremlin is extremely sensitive about this, and that's why we saw so many arrests. They're really just trying to scare people off the streets. But to its own constituents, the Kremlin is trying to project confidence state television eyes downplaying the size of the protests and trying To portray them as isolated actions, and the Russian Foreign Ministry is actually accusing the United States of interfering in Russian politics. It's really angry that the State Department has expressed its support for Russians right to demonstrate peacefully and these kind of statements, of course, give the Russian authorities a good opportunity to blame outsiders for stirring up. These protests were very briefly who's in the opposition and what comes next for them? Well, The Russian opposition is very defused. And these protests represent more than just support from Navalny as we heard from that young man. Kremlin's cracking down on Navalny's allies inside the country. Navalny's team outside the country is still in charge of these protests. Navalny has a court date tomorrow and Navalny's team using social media eyes calling on people to show up at the court tomorrow morning, Lucy and thanks for the update, really appreciate it. Thanks, Steve. That's NPR's Lucian Kim in Moscow. Americans in general are becoming more willing to get the cove in 19 vaccine. That's according to a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. But Brenda Leone, a reporter with Connecticut Public Radio, found that Latinos are often more skeptical than the general population. Here's why The stress of the medical system for the thing Garcia goes back to when she arrived from Mexico 15 years ago as an undocumented teenager, she and her family came to pick tobacco on a ranch about half an hour's drive north of Hartford. Your heart because you know you almost. Maybe when I started working in the tobacco field, we hardly ever went to the doctor. I don't believe anyone spoke about health insurance, either, she says. After she got permanent status, she trained to become a community health worker and now helps new mother's learned about the benefits of breastfeeding. Even though Garcia recently had covert 19. She's not convinced. Getting vaccinated is a good idea made. I mean, okay, okay. Think of anorexia. I'm afraid I'll have a negative reaction to the vaccine, she says. And she's not alone in being hesitant, According to the Kaiser Family Foundation survey. More than half of Latino adults are in no rush to get vaccinated. Leonie Arroyo is the director of Hartford's local health department. She says many Latino residents have historical reasons to be skeptical. She recalls the Tuskegee experiment in the mid 20th century when black men were deliberately not treated for syphilis. So researchers could study them. But there are awful things that happened in the Latino community that we don't necessarily always talk about. Like the experiments in the 19 forties, where the U. S Public health Service used sex workers to expose prisoners in Guatemala in jails with sexually transmitted diseases or in the 19 fifties, where Puerto Rican woman from low income communities Were given experimental birth control pills without being told they were part of a clinical trial. Arroyo says her department is aware that some people don't want their personal information shared with the federal government. And so for us if someone is undocumented, and does not feel comfortable having all of the information in this database, then we're gonna work with them to put on Lee the information that's absolutely necessary. Connecticut has made covert vaccines free and anyone can receive them regardless of immigration status, or whether they have insurance coverage. You could Yes, said it's Terry. The opening When you've got the spanner in Espanol, But Akesson that's Dr Jorge Merino, an internist and an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine. He made this YouTube video describing his experience getting the covert 19 vaccine because, he says members of the Latino community want to hear from a trusted source. There was very little information available in Spanish, and there was little information available from Hispanic providers that could speak the language that could relate give their experience about the vaccine. Back in her home, Garcia is still recovering from covert 19 supporting breastfeeding moms remotely Some have acts for her thoughts about the vaccine, lowering that one more time. The truth is when I'm asked about the vaccine, I share information, but not my own views. Her own view is in line with the 9% of Latinos in America, who say they would only get the vaccine if.
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"It chose and aptly named town in rural Kansas. Citizens of Protection. Kansas are really getting protection. Tom saw the first to face the sock vaccine Needle Wrencher Steve Heard is 72. He was in the third grade. Today He, his parents and four siblings, including his brother, stand now world famous landscape artist. Gathered with their neighbors in the high school gym to get their shots. There's a picture of us standing in line with our sleeves rolled up, reminiscing on the phone the other day, Steve, remember the event better than stand who was only six at the time. Mom had made a special shirts, you know, so we would look good for the occasion. The way I remember it. You bet, Although we were really excited about it. We were also pretty apprehensive because none of us ever like shots. Well, I didn't know what I could tell by the look on your face. It was gonna be fun. Uh, okay. You been mass vaccination made protection, the very first town to be fully protected against polio, highly contagious disease that killed in crippled million's in the first half of the 20th century. Steve heard says it's still the town's claim to fame. We were an example of a little teeny town of 700. People of everybody get together no D centers to try to do some good and to try to show the world how this could be done. Things are different today protections population has dwindled to below 400. The people who remain are on average, older and less prosperous, and many are angry and politicians in Topeka and Washington that anger has opened political fault lines hindering efforts to fight the Koven 19 pandemic. Comanche County commissioners opted out of Democratic government. Laura Kelly's statewide mask order, and county health director Jerry McKnight says she's having trouble convincing some that the vaccine is safe. In part because of conspiracy theories, including one claiming the vaccine contains a microchip developed by the federal government to track people. Yeah, I hear that. I hate to say that it got pulled in with politics. With the election and everything and what it did. They did it absolutely did. People in rural areas, according to a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, are less likely to get the vaccine in part because of their political beliefs. Covert survivor, Bert Karlsson lives in for Dona, another small Kansas town that like protection, voted overwhelmingly for former President Donald Trump. He's bought into the microchip conspiracy theory and says he's not alone. I think they're trying to scare the whole world. Into Getting these shots. I hope I'm wrong is the world it could be, But I've had 100 other friends. It has the same concern, Steve heard, says neighbors who argued good natured Li about politics at the local coffee shop in the 19 fifties. Now savage one another on social media. He says the divisions run so deep that he can't imagine the event that decades ago made protection an example for the nation happening today, it would be impossible because we would take sides. We would simply take sides and some people would say this. The one feel deal and other people would say No, this the big scam. It's fake news and so no, I don't. I don't think it's possible whatsoever. I hope I'm wrong, But I'm afraid that I'm not No longer possible in a county that was recently near the top of a nationwide list for the most code 19 deaths per capita for NPR news. I'm Jim McLean. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Hospitals and healthcare workers across the country have been scrambling for critical medical supplies. We were selling 75,000 respirators were now selling six million and we have another four million coming on board can manufacturers keep up?.
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"Citizens out protection. Kansas are really getting protection. Tom saw the first to face the soft vaccine needle wrencher Steve Heard is 72. He was in the third grade. Today He, his parents and four siblings, including his brother, stand now world famous landscape artist. Gathered with their neighbors in the high school gym to get their shots. There's a picture of us standing in line with our sleeves rolled up, reminiscing on the phone the other day, Steve, remember the event better than Stan, who was only six at the time. Mom had made a special shirt, you know, so we could look good for the occasion. The way I remember it. You bet, Although we were really excited about it. We were also pretty apprehensive because none of us ever like shots. Well, I didn't know what shot would, but I could tell by the look on your face. It was gonna be fun. Uh, okay. You bet. The mass vaccination made protection the very first town to be fully protected against polio, highly contagious disease that killed in crippled millions in the first half of the 20th century. Steve heard says, is still the town's claim to fame. We were example of a little teeny town of 700. People of everybody get together no D centers to try to do some good and to try to show the world how this could be done. Things are different today protections population has dwindled to below 400. The people who remain are on average, older and less prosperous, and many are angry and politicians in Topeka and Washington that anger has opened political fault lines hindering efforts to fight the Koven 19 pandemic. Comanche County commissioners opted out of Democratic government. Laura Kelly's statewide mask order, and county health director Jerry McKnight says she's having trouble convincing some that the vaccine is safe. In part because of conspiracy theories, including one claiming the vaccine contains a microchip developed by the federal government to track people. Yeah, I hear that. I hate to say that He got pulled in with politics with the election and everything and put it there. They did. It absolutely did. People in rural areas, according to a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, are less likely to get the vaccine in part because of their political beliefs. Covert survivor, Bert Karlsson lives in for Dona, another small Kansas town that like protection, voted overwhelmingly for former President Donald Trump. He's brought into the microchip conspiracy theory and says he's not alone. I think they're trying to scare the whole world into getting these shots. I hope I'm as wrong as the world it could be. But I've had 100 other friends. It has the same concern, Steve heard, says neighbors who argued good natured Li about politics of the local coffee shop in the 19 fifties. Now savage one another on social media. He says the divisions run so deep that he can't imagine the event that decades ago made protection an example for the nation happening today, it would be impossible because we would take sides. We would simply take sides and some people would say this. The one feel deal and other people would say No, this the big scam. It's fake news and so no, I don't. I don't think it's possible whatsoever. I hope I'm wrong, But I'm afraid that I'm not No longer possible in a county that was recently near the top of a nationwide list with the most covert 19 deaths per capita for NPR news. I'm Kim MacLean..
Some Health Care Workers Are Hesitant About Getting COVID-19 Vaccines
"But a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey finds a third of frontline health care workers are still hesitant about getting vaccinated. State health officials are stepping up education efforts, and they say it's so far paying off state health Commissioner Judy Person, Kelly says the survey of 1000 New Jerseyans in early December found 44% definitely plan to get the covert vaccine. 28% were unsure and 27% said they would not get the shot. But the latest survey finds 53% Said they would definitely get the vaccine. So it went from 44% up to 53% 23% unsure. So that was 28% down. Toe. 23% Doctor Red Livshits of the Jersey Health Department notes. We've had 20,000 covert deaths, but zero deaths from the vaccine.
Black Doctors Use Social Media To Share Accurate Information About COVID-19 Vaccine
"The American public is hesitant to get a covert 19 vex. That number goes up to a third of Black Americans, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation poll last month. Hesitancy is rooted in real mistreatment and fanned by myths and misinformation, as NPR's Ping Wang reports some black doctors or finding creative ways to encourage vaccine acceptance. Well, very few vaccine safety problems have been reported. A lot of rumors are still floating online doctor Krista Marie Coleman has been tackling Cove admits on Tic Tac. She's the family physician in Orlando, and she describes one of the recent short video she made to counter misinformation. So yeah, so with the video I I'm using a trending song that people can relate to and as we can here with the song, it says, no, That's not true. So I say the covert vaccine will make you infertile, and I say that's not true. She posted the top second video in early December, and it's been viewed more than half a million times. And then I do a dance at the end, which people can relate to as well. A recent study published in the annals of Internal Medicine, like that public Health Message is geared at communities of color. Learn. It showed that black Americans are more receptive to information. If it comes from black doctors like Coleman. For some people, it means a lot when it comes from someone who looks like them. When it comes from someone who speaks like them. But only 5% of physicians in the U. S are black. Robert Drummond is another black doctor that's turned to social media to share accurate information. More broadly, he's an urgent care physician in Los Angeles, and in a recent Instagram live chat, he noted another big reason why people are wary of covert vaccines. With TV actor Dondre Whitfield's first Let me start by acknowledging the mistrust and acknowledging and understanding that there actually is a very real basis for that mistrust Well, said this deep distrust because that to the history of medical experimentation on slaves. It also goes back to the mid 19 hundreds when black men were deliberately not treated for syphilis. So researchers could see what would happen and it comes up to the present day. Just last week, a black doctor named Susan Moore died from covert 19 after alleging poor treatment at the hospital. When she asked for more pain medication, she said her white doctor made her feel like a drug addict. In the Instagram chat. Drummond pointed to a survey a couple years ago showing that a lot of doctors still wrongly believe that African Americans have a higher tolerance for pain. Everything from the top. We have thicker skin than two. We have a reduced we haven't heightened pain threshold so we don't need as much medication. This thing This is not from 19 hundreds. This is right in the 19 sixties. This is from the lake to thousands right now. As a black man, his part of the medical establishment, Drummond says his job is not to tell people to get vaccines. And said he wants to help people make their own informed decisions. But not everyone lives online. Alison Matthews, a sociologist at Wake Forest University, is researching how to increase trust in covert vaccines. In addition to the Internet, we've used conference wines as well, Azaz Mailed stuff out to people. You have to meet people where they are, in whatever level of communication is the most convenient for them. Matthew says that beyond black doctors, there are other community leaders that are trusted for advice. She works with black church leaders and sororities and civil rights groups. To generating trust in the health system is not a new challenge in the black community, says Dr Lisa Cooper, who directs the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity. Even before Cove, it 19 came up. A lot of the work that I did to try to address disparities in health care was focused on Having African Americans and people who are traditionally not given the sense of power and control in their healthcare play a more active role. For Cooper. The challenge is not just about overcoming vaccine hesitancy. It's for the medical community to learn how to build real trust. Ping
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"Equipment and materials and medications and every nook and cranny of this institution because we all knew this was coming. This is a different phase. We're a lot better at taking care of people that have this disease. We're also a lot better at structuring our institution to be able to absorb this kind of impact. Dr Sebastian Schubel tells NBC for the biggest problem now is making sure the hospital has enough staff to treat all the people in those beds. They're hiring people from across the country to do the job. We're paying whatever is absolutely necessary to get the right number of staff here so that we can keep every license bed that we have in this facility open. You see I doctors say the mobile field hospital will keep operating until at least half of Orange County is vaccinated. And frontline. Health care workers have priority access to the Corona virus vaccine more than 78,000 L. A county have already gotten their first dose, but some in the medical field are refusing to take it as KCRW's Martha Ramirez reports. With California in the midst of its worst coronavirus surge. Most health care workers are eager to get vaccinated. But not all health officials say between 20 and 40% of L. A county's frontline health care workers are refusing to get the shot. According to the L A Times. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey says that vaccine resistance is even higher among health care workers than in the general population, which sits at about 27%. About a quarter of nursing home staff also voiced reluctance to get vaccinated. The reasons vary from concerns about side effects, the vaccine safety for pregnant women and a lack of trust in the government. Others are simply scared of going first case..
Eight months in, hospitals are struggling with staffing
"Know this already. I'm sure because the news is pretty much everywhere but the virus is spiking pretty much everywhere and hearing the actual numbers is kind of staggering according to the covid tracking project that's from the atlantic. There were more than one hundred and thirty thousand new cases of the disease yesterday. It's been a week now of more than one hundred thousand a day then almost sixty two thousand new. Kobe hospitalizations just yesterday. As marketplace's eric bears reports that has created a supply chain problem. Not enough for deeply overwork. Caregivers in the healthcare supply chain back in the spring when covid nineteen hospitalizations were surging and a handful of cities medical personnel from across the country packed up and travel to hot spots to help but now as cases surged to all-time highs in many states. The problem is the country. Itself is almost one big hotspot. That's dave dillon. With the missouri hospital association in missouri. Hospital beds are almost all in. Our biggest issue currently is staffing. We have bed capacity but bedroom only as good as your ability to put the staffing resource beside them. Some hospitals are short staffed because their own people are sick or quarantining or in some places. There just wasn't enough staff to begin with says. Cynthia cox with the kaiser family foundation. That's particularly acute in rural areas. Where it's just harder to attract the workforce that hospitals need university of iowa epidemiologist. Christine says in her state role. Hospitals are sending patients to the already strapped larger hospitals so kobe care at those facilities is partly provided by people who are trained for other things. you know not specialist in these areas of pulmonary care or infectious diseases. Getting reassigned worries. Lisa ford she's a nurse at the hospital system affiliated with washington university in st. louis like many of her colleagues. She has a child at home. Who she's helping with remote learning. I feel like people are just. They're tired. they're worn down. It just feels relentless it feels never ending I it's it's frustrating.
Dr. J. Mario Molina Discusses Medicaid Program Financing in Light of the On-Going COVID-19 Pandemic
"On background, the ongoing Kobe nineteen pandemic has caused the worst unemployment rates since the Great Depression. Since Medicaid and the economy are negatively correlated when one's up the others down. Recent Kaiser family. Foundation study concluded that by January, seventeen million people could be newly eligible for the Medicaid. Program that would represent a twenty four percent increase in current program participation. As state. Which Medicaid funding is typically the second largest state expense after education they've cratered largely since two thirds of state income is generated via income and sales taxes. One month ago, the C. P. P. estimated states that are required to bounce their budgets. Each year are looking at revenue shortfalls totally accumulative five, hundred, fifty, five, billion dollars over fiscal years twenty through twenty two. In an effort to short state Medicaid programs and mitigate the economic fall back fall out in mid-march. The congress increased the federal government's Medicaid match termed eth- map by six point two percent in late. May The house further up the match to fourteen percent under the Heroes Act. The here act would also provide more than one train to state and local governments including nine, hundred, fifty, billion flexible aid. The Senate Majority leader however failed to refuse to take the house bill. As of today, it appears the presence executive steps taken Saturday to address four non healthcare. Related issues has caused Congress to journey until September seventeenth that is another code relief package will at best not be considered until late that month. With Megan and discussed the pandemics effects on the Medicaid. Program is Dr. Mario. Molina. So that document as a somewhat lengthy background introduction, let me begin by asking you generally what's your assessment? Of the Kobe nineteen pandemic effect on the Medicaid population I asked particularly in context of the fact that Medicaid is largely responsible for covering long term care facility a healthcare, and we've seen of course disproportion effect on long-term facility residents. I think that Medicaid patients are going to be disproportionately affected for a couple of reasons as Medicaid, the biggest pair of long-term care in the country. and clearly those patients have been hard hit. But we're also seeing that it disproportionately affects people who are lower income who are working as essential workers in essential businesses. Most Medicaid patients work, but they're working in low income jobs often without. Health Insurance paid for by the employer. So they are probably greater risk and we've certainly seen that black and Latino. Are More affected by. Colbert Dan. Caucasian population. Okay. Thank you. Yes. Definitely the case. Before. I ask about the Congress and state responses. Let me ask you this question. There's a lot of discussion and speculation regarding healthcare utilization. meaning that covid nineteen will will cause comparatively an increase in utilization. Interestingly enough I looked at some statistics that showed because of elective surgeries being canceled or postponed. Data showing then April. Healthcare expenditures were down almost forty percent and were still down ten percent or ten percent lower your year this past June. So this question obviously very much relates who pressure on state budget. What's your understanding of what will see relative arm balanced utilization in the Medicaid program? This year and going into next year. Well it's going to have different effects in different areas clearly, hospitalization and physician visits are down. in part because people are afraid to go to the doctor or the hospital. In. Part because Kobe has crowded patience out of elective surgeries. So those things are all down. Testing is going to be up testing expenses are up. and I think that overall you're going to see that utilization is lower in the second quarter and probably the third quarter and expected and from previous years. and I think that it's going to remain that way for a while people are still afraid to go to the doctor for many things and there is concerned that as a result, things like cancer screenings and treatments will be deferred. So we could see some pent-up demand perhaps next year but I do think that for the remainder of this year. Overall Service utilization will be lower than expected. Some areas, it'll be higher. But overall it'll be. It'll be down from previous years.