Tag Archives: Xavier Becerra

White House Unveils New National COVID Preparedness Plan

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White House officials on Wednesday unveiled an updated National COVID Preparedness Plan, which includes increased access to treatment, enhanced surveillance, keeping schools open, and vaccinating the world. White House COVID Response Coordinator Jeff Zients emphasized that this was a “new moment” in the fight against the virus, with a new …

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Almost 3M gained ACA coverage during special enrollment period

More than 2.8 million people gained health insurance during the special enrollment period for Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage this year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The 2021 special enrollment period on HealthCare.gov and state-based marketplaces ran from February 15 through August 15. Regular enrollment begins on …

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Reversing Trump, US Restores Transgender Health Protections

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The Biden administration says the government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care. This is a  reversal of a Trump-era policy that sought to narrow the scope of legal rights in sensitive situations involving medical care. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Monday …

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