In Texas, Biden Says New Legislation Could Expand Benefits for Burn

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Tuesday called for broadly expanded health benefits for veterans, particularly those who fell ill after inhaling toxic substances from burning wastes in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, which he believes contributed to the cancer that killed his eldest son. , Beau. For Mr. Biden, the issue is personal and political: …

Kroger Eliminates Some Benefits for Unvaccinated Employees

Kroger, the national supermarket operator and one of the nation’s largest retailers, has restructured Covid-19 benefits for unvaccinated workers, and a company spokesperson confirmed Wednesday that it will charge some if they remain unprotected. Last year, before coronavirus vaccines were available, the company began offering two weeks of paid leave to employees who contracted Covid-19. …

Health Benefits for Home Care Are Insufficient. Can Congress Fix it?

Spinal surgery four years ago left Alene Shaheed in a wheelchair and she depended on short daily visits from home health aides to help her get around. But this year, during the protracted coronavirus pandemic, its support system has collapsed and its routine care has become unpredictable. Four agencies serving his hometown of Jacksonville, Fla., …

FDA Says Pfizer Vaccine Benefits Outweigh Key Risks in Children 5

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators evaluated the safety and efficacy of a coronavirus for the first time on Friday Vaccination for children 5-11 years oldSaying that the benefits of fending off Covid-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine often outweigh the risks of the most worrisome potential side effects in that age group. The analysis came on the …

Federal Provider Aid Fund Benefits Richer Hospitals, Study Shows

A new analysis highlights concerns about how federal aid is allocated to healthcare institutions under the Provider Assistance Fund, a $175 billion program that has come under harsh criticism for giving healthcare institutions so much money. richest US hospitals. NS studyPublished Friday on the JAMA Health Forum, it shows that hospitals that were in a …

Booster Shot Benefits Study Fans Debate Over Extra Doses

In a fierce debate over booster doses, Israeli researchers reported Wednesday that the third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine had been given. May prevent both infections and serious illness in adults over 60 at least 12 days. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, is the latest salvo in the controversy …