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U.S. Conference on AIDS Kicks Off September 5

The annual United States Conference on AIDS (#2019USCA) takes place September 5 through 8 in Washington, DC. This year’s event, the largest ever, features over 160 workshops and four major plenary sessions. Organized by NMAC, formerly the National Minority Council on AIDS, the event gathers advocates, health officials, government leaders, people with HIV and allies… Read More »

Part 2: The U.S. has fantastic health care, the problem is….

MISSED PART 1 OF THIS EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW SERIES? READ NOW to learn about Dr. Wyatt Decker’s perspectives on the state and challenges of the health care industry, where it’s smart for leaders to focus, what change means for different stakeholders across health care and lessons learned from a physician executive. Imagine this scenario: there are… Read More »

U.S. government boosts 2020 Medicare payments to insurers by 2.53 percent

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Monday said it would increase by 2.53 percent on average 2020 payments to the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance plans for seniors and the disabled, a reflection of a new estimate on medical cost growth. FILE PHOTO: A photo illustration shows a stethoscope and blood-pressure… Read More »

Shorter waits for new patients at VA than in private sector, U.S. study finds

(Reuters Health) – In many cases, veterans get a first appointment at VA hospitals quicker than the general public gets first appointments with health care providers, government researchers report. The researchers, all from the VA, compared wait times there for new patients to those for new patients in the private sector as determined by an… Read More »

Sen. Sanders, Rep. Cummings to introduce bill to lower U.S. drug prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Elijah Cummings plan to introduce legislation on Thursday aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs for U.S. consumers. FILE PHOTO: A pharmacy employee looks for medication as she works to fill a prescription while working at a pharmacy in New York December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas… Read More »