Omicron is lighter, but scientists say it’s still too early to relax

Omicron is lighter, but scientists say it’s still too early to relax

A sign appears on a bus on First Street outside the US Capitol on Monday, January 10, 2022, reminding riders to wear face masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Pictures Infectious disease experts warned that it is too soon for the public to stop taking steps … Read more

Reaches record level under Obamacare registration

Reaches record level under Obamacare registration

What difference does a new president make? Enrollment in Obamacare health insurance plans hit a record high this season, with President Joe Biden rarely achieving a clear policy victory in his first full year in office. The massive increase comes after increased financial aid for enrollments, a wider window for enrollments, the ongoing health effects … Read more

CDC shortens isolation period for healthcare workers with Covid-19

CDC shortens isolation period for healthcare workers with Covid-19

The agency’s new guidelines said healthcare workers with Covid-19 could return to work after seven days if they were asymptomatic and tested negative, and that “the isolation period could be further shortened if there is staff shortages,” according to a statement on Thursday. CDC Director Dr. “Our goal is to keep healthcare staff and patients … Read more

Obamacare enrollments soar in red states that don’t expand Medicaid

Obamacare enrollments soar in red states that don’t expand Medicaid

But the Miami resident was repeatedly denied public health insurance because Florida is among a dozen states that have not extended Medicaid to low-income adults. “I am so grateful to God that I got insurance,” Peña said. Dominguez’s help was essential as he found the registration process very complex. “At my age, I need to … Read more

Open enrollment for Obamacare 2022 coverage ends Saturday as interest rates rise

Open enrollment for Obamacare 2022 coverage ends Saturday as interest rates rise

The open enrollment, which took a month longer than the Trump administration, expires January 15 in 33 states that use the federal exchange, health.gov, and several states that operate their own markets. Some states, such as New York and California, have extended the deadline by several weeks. Idaho, on the other hand, closed its open … Read more

Biden administration threatens to take back Covid funds from Arizona over schools’ anti-mask policies

Biden administration threatens to take back Covid funds from Arizona over schools’ anti-mask policies

US First Lady Jill Biden speaks to people during a COVID-19 vaccine site tour at Isaac Middle School in Phoenix, Arizona, June 30, 2021. Carolyn Kaster | Pool | Reuters On Friday, the Biden administration threatened to cancel millions of dollars in federal coronavirus aid to Arizona, accusing the state of using it to undermine … Read more

Sitting with Penn’s new president: M. Elizabeth Magill

Sitting with Penn’s new president: M. Elizabeth Magill

M. Elizabeth Magill will replace president Amy Gutmann and become Penn’s ninth president. After serving as dean of the University of Virginia, dean of Stanford Law School, and law clerk to Ruth Bader Ginsberg, M. Elizabeth Magill is poised to become Penn’s ninth president. In a wide-ranging interview covering topics ranging from Penn Medicine and … Read more