• Trump: U.S. will terminate relationship with the World Health Organization in wake of Covid-19 pandemic

    1 month ago - By STAT

    President Trump said Friday the U.S. would halt its funding of the World Health Organization and pull out of the agency, accusing it of protecting China as the coronavirus pandemic took off. The move has alarmed health experts, who say the decision will undermine efforts to improve the health of people around the world.
    In an address in the Rose Garden, Trump said the WHO had not made reforms that he said would have helped the global health agency stop the coronavirus from spreading around the world.
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  • Health Affairs Blog | Inequities Amplified by COVID-19: Opportunities for Medicaid to Address Health Disparities

    Health Affairs Blog | Inequities Amplified by COVID-19: Opportunities for Medicaid to Address Health Disparities

    1 month ago - By Center for Health Care Strategies

    COVID-19 has laid bare and will likely exacerbate the glaring inequity faced by communities of color due to a “ constellation ” of factors. Communities of color have an increased risk of COVID-19 morbidity and mortality because of a higher prevalence of chronic health conditions compared to whites. These COVID-19-related health disparities, driven by economic and social issues , are compounded by the physical and psychological effects of a legacy of discrimination and racism for these individuals.
    Given Medicaid's role in delivering care to low-income individuals, including many in Black...
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