Millions more Americans are closer to getting a COVID booster as influential government advisers endorsed extra doses of all three of the nation’s vaccines — and said people could choose a different company’s brand for that next shot.
Auditor Rob Sand released a report from his investigation that examined cases from 2013 through 2019. He said his investigators found a massive increase in illegal denials of care by managed care organizations under privatized Medicaid.
The lack of government action in some communities is forcing everyday people to fill the void, according to Imran Ahmed, CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, an international not-for-profit organization designed to disrupt online misinformation.
Most healthcare workers have complied but several dozen have opted to quit over the mandate, and Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston already curtailed some admissions because of a shortage of nurses.
Ageism in healthcare settings, which can result in inappropriate or dangerous treatment, is getting new attention during the COVID pandemic, which has killed more than half a million Americans age 65 and older.