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Noam N. Levey

Noam N. Levey

Biden quietly transforms Medicaid’s safety net

By: and - July 26, 2021

The Biden administration is quietly engineering a series of expansions to Medicaid that may bolster protections for millions of low-income Americans and bring more people into the program. Biden’s efforts — which have been largely overshadowed by other economic and health initiatives — represent an abrupt reversal of the Trump administration’s moves to scale back […]

Virtual visits are here to stay, even as COVID abates

By: - July 10, 2021

As the COVID crisis wanes and life approaches normal across the U.S., health industry leaders and many patient advocates are pushing Congress and the Biden administration to preserve the pandemic-fueled expansion of telehealth that has transformed how millions of Americans see the doctor. The broad effort reaches across the nation’s diverse health care system, bringing […]

A primary doctor for every person, expert panel urges

By: - June 21, 2021

The federal government must aggressively bolster primary care and connect more Americans with a dedicated source of care, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine warn in a major report that sounds the alarm about an endangered foundation of the U.S. health system. The urgently worded report, which comes as internists, family doctors and […]

Democrats gave Americans a boost buying health insurance, but it didn’t come cheap

By: - April 22, 2021

When Democrats pushed through a two-year expansion of the Affordable Care Act in the covid-relief bill last month, many people celebrated the part that will make health insurance more affordable for more Americans. But health care researchers consider this move a short-term fix for a long-term crisis, one that avoids confronting an uncomfortable truth: The […]