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Miles de niños perdieron a sus padres por covid. ¿Adónde está la ayuda?

Cinco meses después de que su esposo muriera por covid-19, Valerie Villegas puede ver cómo el duelo ha marcado a sus hijos. Nicholas, el bebé, que tenía 1 año cuando murió su padre y casi desteta, ahora quiere tomar la teta a toda hora, y llama a cada hombre alto de cabello oscuro “Dada”, la […]

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Is Rand Paul Mixing Up the Vaccine Message for Covid Survivors?

Last week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) posted a Twitter thread asserting that people who have survived a covid-19 infection were unlikely to be reinfected and have better immunity against variants than those who have been vaccinated against — but not infected by — SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid. The social media communication represented his […]

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Una misión: voluntarios ofrecen atención médica a refugiados hacinados en la frontera

TIJUANA, México.- El Chaparral Plaza alguna vez estuvo repleto de turistas, vendedores ambulantes y taxis esperando clientes. Pero este lugar en las afueras de San Ysidro, el punto de entrada fronterizo del lado mexicano, ahora es un campo de refugiados en expansión donde los migrantes de México, Centroamérica y Haití esperan en el limbo mientras […]

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Journalists Follow Up on Unused Vaccines and For-Profit Medical Schools

KHN correspondent Rachana Pradhan discussed the politics of unused Johnson & Johnson covid vaccines and the FDA’s potential announcement that their shelf life can be extended on Newsy on June 11. KHN reporter Victoria Knight discussed for-profit medical schools on Montana Public Radio on June 10. Related Topics Contact Us Submit a Story Tip Source

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The ACA Lives

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. For the third time in nine years, the Affordable Care Act has survived a constitutional challenge at the Supreme Court. In a 7-2 decision, the court ruled […]

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Pandemia eleva el número de beneficiarios de Medicaid a más de 80 millones

Las últimas cifras de inscripción al Medicaid muestran que creció de 71,3 millones de miembros en febrero de 2020, cuando la pandemia comenzaba en los Estados Unidos, a 80,5 millones en enero, según un análisis de KFF de datos federales. La recesión causada por la pandemia y un requisito federal de que los estados mantuvieran […]

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TIGTA Report on Criminal Restitution Assessment Procedures (6/17/21)

TIGTA has issued a report titled Criminal Restitution Assessment Procedures Need Improvement (TIGTA Report No. 2021-30-033 6/7/21), here.  For those interested in criminal restitution for taxes, this is excellent reading, discussing both the law related to the restitution procedures for taxes and the IRS’s procedural implementation. The Report Highlights are: Why TIGTA Did This Audit  […]

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Pandemic Swells Medicaid Enrollment to 80 Million People, a ‘High-Water Mark’

The pandemic-caused recession and a federal requirement that states keep Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled until the national emergency ends swelled the pool of people in the program by more than 9 million over the past year, according to a report released Thursday. The latest figures show Medicaid enrollment grew from 71.3 million in February 2020, when […]

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IRM PDT and CAU Designations for Problem Taxpayers (6/17/21)

In Hogan  v. Commissioner (T.C. Dkt Docket No. 11229-15 Bench Opinion dated 6/9/21), here, the Tax Court (Judge Buch) rejected the taxpayer’s request for interest abatement on tax liabilities.  Hogan had previously pled guilty to tax evasion.  All of the commotion about tax liability and interest arose from that event.  There was nothing particularly interesting […]

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Unvaccinated, Homebound and Now Hospitalized With Covid in New York City

Dr. Leora Horwitz treats fewer and fewer covid patients at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Still, she thinks there are too many. And they almost all have something in common. “I’ve only had one patient who was vaccinated, and he was being treated for cancer with chemotherapy,” she said, reflecting recent research […]