Health




The Scoop: March 4, 2020 Edition

In this edition New York requires state-regulated health plans to fully cover Coronavirus testing More than 18,000 select new easy enrollment program in Maryland Iowa legislature considers a Medicaid work requirement Georgia lawmakers overwhelmingly pass…


CDC opens up coronavirus testing, Pence says

The agency previously advised doctors to only test patients if they had known exposure to someone with the virus, travel history to an affected region or had symptoms of a serious respiratory illness. The Centers…



CDC blocked FDA official from premises

A CDC spokesperson said that the delay was because of a scheduling misunderstanding. “On Saturday, February 22, at about 7 p.m., an FDA employee arrived at CDC Roybal campus in Atlanta, a day before what…



HHS taps Kadlec to run department’s coronavirus response

“The nature of our response is rapidly evolving, including toward an increased domestic focus that necessitates our continued synthesis of the incredible departmental efforts to date,” said the notice, which was signed by Kadlec. An…