Tag: Health-care

Great Resignation

‘Great Resignation’ Continues With 4.5 Million Americans Voluntarily Quitting Their Jobs, New Government Data Shows

America’s “great resignation” shows no signs of stopping as we enter the new year. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that “a record 4.5 million Americans voluntarily left their jobs in November,” CNN’s Anneken Tappe reported.  Based on the newly released data from the government employment tracker, this…

COVID relief

Additional $785 Million in Pandemic Relief Will Be Dedicated to Supporting Communities of Color

The White House has announced a dramatic increase in funding to assist communities of color with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Mariel Padilla of nonprofit newsroom The 19th reported that the Biden administration would allocate an additional $785 million from the American Rescue Plan towards helping communities of color that have…

American Psychological Association Website

American Psychological Association Apologizes for Its Role in Perpetuating Systemic Racism

In a historic first for one of the oldest and most respected medical organizations in the country, the American Psychological Association has issued a formal apology for its role in both promoting and perpetuating systemic racism. NPR’s Sharon Pruitt-Young reported that “the APA, an organization that has been around since…

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Transgender Individuals in North Carolina Allowed To Sue State Over Exclusions in Their Health Care Coverage

In 2018, transgender individuals living in North Carolina, employed by the state, and enrolled in the state’s health care coverage plan lost the right to seek out vital and needed transition-related treatment. But a new 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals court ruling has reversed that decision. Barbara Grzincic of…

Humana Improves Health and Reduces $3.5 Billion in Health Care Costs through Medicare Advantage Value-Based Care Programs

Originally Published by Humana Helping people living with multiple chronic conditions achieve their optimal whole-person health has been a strategic initiative for Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). Today, Humana announced that the company has lowered overall health care costs and helped deliver improved health outcomes for Humana’s Medicare Advantage beneficiaries affiliated…

Helping to Serve Those Most in Need

Originally Published by Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Permanente will provide more than $40 million in grants to community-based organizations in the coming months. Many of those grants will help ensure access to health care for those most in need. “We are a mission-based nonprofit that believes everyone has the right to…