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Why Parents, With ‘No Good Choice’ This School Year, Are Blaming One Another

39 min 34 sec ago
Every choice on what do about schooling amid a pandemic is potentially risky or unfair. Even if the problem is systemic, the angst is personal.
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The Nation Wanted to Eat Out Again. Everyone Has Paid the Price.

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 00:00
Governments and restaurant owners wanted to get back to business. But bars and restaurants have become a focal point for clusters of Covid infections.
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Proposed Merger Blurs the Line Between For-Profit Colleges and Public Universities

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 02:00
Unpacking a complicated deal between the University of Arizona and a scandal-plagued online education company.
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A Rare Economic Bright Spot in the U.S. Health System: The Vet’s Office

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 02:00
Usually during an economic downturn, people tend to spend less on health care for pets. This time, the opposite is happening.
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Ohio Governor Says His Flawed Virus Test Shouldn’t Undercut New, Rapid Methods

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 14:50
Several states are trying to increase coronavirus testing with faster methods, undeterred by less accurate but quicker readouts.
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New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 18:15
Transmission, even in New York City, is well below thresholds experts say are safe, but issues like adequate ventilation to combat aerosol spread of the virus remain.
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Why Black Workers Will Hurt the Most if Congress Doesn’t Extend Jobless Benefits

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 02:00
An extra $600 a week smoothed out sharp differences in benefits among states, and among the people who live in them.
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Why I’m Obsessed With Patients’ Medical Bills

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 02:00
To report on the true cost of health care, it’s critical to see what a hospital charges patients. But since hospitals keep those prices a secret, I turn to the next best source: you.
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Fast, Less Accurate Covid Tests May Ease the U.S. Backlog, Experts Say

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 03:35
Experts are revising their views on the best methods to detect infections, setting aside long-held standards so that the spread of the virus can be more quickly tracked and contained.
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Major U.S. Health Insurers Report Big Profits, Benefiting From the Pandemic

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 14:23
Consumers are probably entitled to millions of dollars in rebates under Obamacare rules that cap companies’ profits.
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How Ballot Initiatives Changed the Game on Medicaid Expansion

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 02:00
Missouri is the latest state where a nonprofit has helped put the issue before voters, bypassing Republican officials. And the vote is today.
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A Hospital Forgot to Bill Her Coronavirus Test. It Cost Her $1,980.

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 03:05
Send us your medical bills. We’ll use them to investigate hospital and doctor billing practices.
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Share Your Medical Bills for Coronavirus

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 02:06
As we explore how the pandemic is changing U.S. health care, you can help by showing what you’re being charged for testing and treatment.
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Providers: How Has Covid-19 Changed Your Practice?

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 02:00
We want to hear from health care providers in the U.S. about how the pandemic has changed work.
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Is Telemedicine Here to Stay?

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 23:30
The answer largely depends on whether Medicare and private health insurers will adequately cover virtual doctor visits once coronavirus outbreaks subside.
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Birx Says U.S. Coronavirus Epidemic Is in a New Phase

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 11:40
She and other top health officials in the Trump administration warn states of a deepening spread of the coronavirus, in both rural and urban areas.
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Remote Work Isn’t Working? Maybe Your Company Is Doing It Wrong

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 02:00
Experts have tips on the office routines that need to change when everyone’s working from home. Meetings, for one.
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A Covid Patient Goes Home After a Rare Double Lung Transplant

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 02:33
Mayra Ramirez was the first of a small but growing number of people whose only hope of surviving the coronavirus was to replace their lungs.
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As Covid Has Become a Red-State Problem, Too, Have Attitudes Changed?

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 02:00
There’s still a persistent partisan gap in the level of concern and in mask wearing.
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Why Trump’s Blunt Appeals to Suburban Voters May Not Work

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 02:00
People living the ‘Suburban Lifestyle Dream’ tend to support recent protests and disapprove of the president’s handling of race.
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