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Tennessee block grant ‘a much better way’ than Biden Medicaid spending plan, Blackburn says

Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn criticized the Biden administration’s push to expand Medicaid as a means of improving rural access to healthcare, arguing instead for a block grant financing system endorsed by conservatives for its potential to lower state spending. “I think Tennessee actually went about this the right way,” Blackburn told the Washington Examiner.… Read More »

How to know when you’ve had too much of a good thing – from water to sunscreen

Many of us worry we’re not drinking enough water, exercising enough or getting enough vitamins but sometimes we can overdo it. Natasha Holt asks the experts how to know when you’ve gone too far. Salad “Salad leaves are an excellent low-calorie food. That said, you can’t get by on the green stuff alone,” says Sophie… Read More »

Americans Lost Future Life-Years in 2020: How Much Life Was Lost Depends on the Color of One’s Skin

Some people remark about 2020 being a “lost year” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. That happens to be a true statement, sadly not in jest: in the U.S., life expectancy at birth fell by one full year over the first half of 2020 compared with 2019, to 77.8 years. In 2019, life expectancy… Read More »

COVID antibody drugs from Lilly and Regeneron won’t do much to boost their top lines: analysts

When Eli Lilly won emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 antibody drug, bamlanivimab, earlier this week, beating Regeneron to the finish line in a closely watched race, it was viewed as both good news and bad news. Now that Wall Street analysts have had a couple of days to digest the approval, some have concluded… Read More »

In the Past Ten Years, Workers’ Health Insurance Premiums Have Grown Much Faster Than Wages

For a worker in the U.S. who benefits from health insurance at the workplace, the annual family premium will average $ 21,342 this year, according to the 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The first chart illustrates the growth of the premium shares split by employer and employee contributions. Over ten… Read More »