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2020

October

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  • New wave of coronavirus cases strains hospital resources. With coronavirus hospitalizations surging in much of the United States and daily cases hitting all-time highs, the pandemic is putting new strain on local health systems, prompting plans for makeshift medical centers and
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  • CDC expands definition of who is a ‘close contact’. The CDC had previously defined a “close contact” as someone who spent at least 15 consecutive minutes within six feet of a confirmed coronavirus case. The updated guidance, which health departments rely on to
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  • Why your dental bills could go up. Millions of Americans are delaying dental appointments over concerns about coronavirus infection, and that's likely to trigger increased fees for patients, job cuts for workers and fewer family practices.
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  • Medicare open enrollment is coming. Medicare’s annual open enrollment period begins Oct. 15 and, given the COVID-19 pandemic, financial planners are urging beneficiaries to review and choose the plan that best suits their health care needs.
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  • How to pay less than your insurance copay. I’ve found a simple way to cut the cost of my family’s prescription drugs. For certain refills, we skip the insurance, download a coupon from the website GoodRX.com, and pay
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  • Judges questions Uber, Lyft arguments in employment case. California appellate judges raised questions about Uber and Lyft’s arguments in a landmark employment case, weighing whether to uphold a lower-court ruling that would force the companies to make their drivers employees.
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  • Veterans saddled with high medical debt. You might assume that military veterans get basically free healthcare from the Department of Veterans Affairs. But for thousands of former and current service members, medical care is still costly. In fact, collectively veterans had
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September

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  • California to phase out sales of gas-powered cars by 2035. California, the world’s fifth-largest economy and the state that created U.S. car culture, will stop selling gasoline-powered automobiles within 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced. Facing a record-breaking wildfire season as well
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  • Coronavirus could be considered a preexisting condition.... If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare in November, insurers could resume discriminating against Americans with preexisting medical conditions just as they did before the law was passed. Democrats are loudly insisting that this is
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