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How will Covid-19 affect employers’ healthcare costs? It depends, says PwC report

As the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting economic slowdown strain company budgets, employers are trying to calculate how much they will spend on healthcare next year. Soon, they will be picking health plans for 2021, and the pandemic will certainly go into that calculus. A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers attempts to forecast healthcare costs for next […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci Warned White House That Tulsa Rally Would Be Dangerous: Report

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci warned White House officials of the serious health risks posed by the massive Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this Saturday, NBC News reported on Friday. Dr. Deborah Birx, the COVID-19 response coordinator of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, also raised concerns about the rally, two sources familiar with […]

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Dr. Fauci to testify reopening too early risks ‘needless suffering’ from coronavirus: Report

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Coronavirus Preparedness and Response, in Rayburn Building on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Tom Williams | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist and […]

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Moody’s report: Health insurers will remain profitable after pandemic

Most U.S. health insurers will remain profitable despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research by Moody’s Investors Service.   Researchers envisioned three potential scenarios, a “mild” scenario with an assumed infection rate of 2%, a “medium” scenario with 10% infected, and a “severe” scenario with 40% infected. In the first two scenarios, insurers would still […]

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Jared Kushner’s COVID-19 Brainstorms Stole Time From Scientists Racing The Clock: Report

A parallel COVID-19 strategy run by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has sucked valuable time from health experts scrambling to respond to the surging pandemic and save lives, sources have told The Washington Post. Comments and requests from President Donald Trump’s son-in-law that task force members felt compelled to respond to — no matter how […]

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Whorlton Hall abuse: Care watchdog wrong not to publish critical 2015 report

The care watchdog was wrong not to publish an inspection report raising concerns about Whorlton Hall, four years before a Panorama investigation suggested alleged abuse, a review says. Former Care Quality Commission inspector Barry Stanley-Wilkinson said not publishing his 2015 report was a “missed opportunity” to prevent abuse. Last year’s undercover filming appeared to show […]