On Friday, U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and U.S. Representative Michael Guest (R-Miss.) announced the award of more than $5.26 million to boost rural telemedicine and distance learning capabilities across Mississippi.WJTV, Read More.
The new Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccine has been approved for emergency use by the FDA. But health officials say it’s not as effective. Johnson and Johnson’s study revealed the one-dose vaccine overall is 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe illness. MPB, Read More.
The Biden administration is providing a modest amount of additional help to community groups coaching consumers to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans during the 2 1/2 months remaining in an extended shopping period for such insurance.The Washington Post, Read More.
The Senate will move forward as soon as Wednesday on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer predicting Monday that the chamber would face “some late nights” ahead this week.Politico, Read More.
The Biden administration will provide about $2.3 million to help bolster Affordable Care Act sign-ups in underserved communities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Monday. Why it matters: This funding for ACA “navigators” who provide in-person enrollment assistance will help uninsured Americans take advantage of the special enrollment window that opens later this month. Axios, Read More.