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Why Medicare doesn’t pay for rapid at-home COVID tests

As of Jan. 15, private insurers will cover the cost of eight at-home rapid COVID tests each month for their members - for as long as the public health emergency lasts - but Medicare beneficiaries face an even bigger hurdle: the administration’s new rule doesn’t apply to them.... Read more»

Biden’s vaccine mandate could further strain rural hospitals

In the broadest sense, President Biden’s vaccine requirement for health care workers will alleviate the strain on health centers by boosting the country’s vaccination rate - but the story may be more complicated in rural America, where resistance to the vaccine remains strongest. ... Read more»

Strong initial response to special Affordable Care Act open enrollment

A special open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act coverage drew 528,005 new enrollees nationwide in its first six weeks, with 9,569 of those consumers in Arizona, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.... Read more»