Healthcare Use is on the Rise and May Stay That Way for the Next Coming Years

September 02, 2021

Almost 95% of U.S. employers surveyed expect to see increased demand for medical services due to employees deferring care because of the pandemic. More than 90% are concerned about their employees’ long-term mental health because of COVID-19, according to a survey of 136 large employers by the Business Group on Health.

Vaccine Approval is an Important Step Forward Against Pandemic, But a Reminder of What's at Stake in Drug Pricing Debate

August 24, 2021

Congress wants to cut $1.5 trillion from innovative companies and threaten the loss of one million jobs in order to fund a multi-trillion-dollar spending bill, according to Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America President and CEO Stephen J. Ubl. This approach would undermine the ability to develop new treatments and jeopardize patient access to life-saving medicines.

Cigna Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations or Testing for Employees Entering U.S. Worksites

August 22, 2021

With confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the rise in the United States, Cigna has established new requirements to help protect its workforce. Employees who work remotely must be fully vaccinated before entering any U.S. worksite, beginning September 7.

What Changes, Laws Are in Effect Toward Healthcare Inequities in the Last Year and What More Can be Done, According to Maria Hernandez of Impact4Health

August 19, 2021

Briana Contreras, associate editor of MHE, spoke with Dr. Maria Hernandez, founder and CEO of Impact4Health. Maria shared not only how healthcare inequities remain to be an issue and what needs to be addressed, but also the progress that has been made over time through awareness, conversations and laws, especially due to the heightened awareness of inequities caused from the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many more - which have now occurred over a year ago.