• Health Care Providers for the Poor will get More Relief

    The Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that it is taking additional steps to provide federal coronavirus relief funding to health care providers and hospitals that care for the poor and uninsured. The agency, which has come under fire in recent weeks for delays in distributing the $175 billion in federal support that Congress authorized in late March and April, […]

  • Uninsured rate rises for first time since 2009

    The share of uninsured Americans rose for the first time in nearly a decade, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The rate increased to 8.5% in 2018, up half a percentage point a year earlier. Some 27.5 million people were uninsured last year, a jump of 1.9 million people. Driving the increase, the first since 2009, […]

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