Investment reached a high mark between October and the end of the year, with just more than $1 billion spent in three months, according to a recent report from the New York City Health Business Leaders, a trade group focused on healthcare and technology.
The incidents range from 335 discarded doses in Lee County, N.C., that were damaged in shipping, to nearly 5,000 doses that went to waste in Tennessee in February, prompting additional federal oversight.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed back on allegations that wealthy Floridians are getting earlier access to coronavirus vaccines, saying a local hospital—not the state—was behind the vaccinations of more than 1,200 Key Largo residents.
New Mexico's top insurance regulator is putting medical providers on notice that people cannot be charged for coronavirus testing after reports that residents have been required to pay for rapid-result tests.
The solid start to the three-month special enrollment period indicates a pent-up demand for health insurance as the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark and many people remain unemployed or unable to work as many hours as they did before the outbreak.
The largest recorded increase of drug overdose deaths occurred from May 2019 to May 2020, with a significant increase from March to May that was likely fueled by the staggering economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.