Medical debt has dropped during pandemic. That trend soon could shift

mixetto | E+ | Getty Images Medical debt has dropped during the pandemic, but that trajectory could reverse course in the coming months, new research suggests. The share of adults ages 18 through 64 who carry medical debt dropped to 16.8% in April 2021 from 23.6% in March 2019, according to a new study from … Read more

Tesla covers travel costs for healthcare including, reportedly, abortions

Signage outside the new Tesla South Austin showroom within the Yard development in Austin, Texas, US, on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Mark Felix | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla will cover travel and lodging costs for employees to receive health-care services not offered in the states they reside. The policy, which Tesla said has been … Read more

‘Want good leadership, don’t care about sector’

Billionaire Prem Watsa of the Fairfax Group is often known as the Canadian Warren Buffett. Besides being in the insurance and investment business like Buffett, he has the ability to make long-term investments when others are running scared. He started out in India as a JV partner in ICICI Lombard, which is now the most … Read more

OnRoe v. Wade, big companies already have a previous for action

Abortion rights campaigners march through downtown after demonstrating outside of Evo A. DeConcini US Federal Courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, US, May 3, 2022, after the leak of a draft majority opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision … Read more

CDC investigating severe hepatitis in children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Tami Chappell | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 109 cases of severe hepatitis, including five deaths, the public health agency said on Friday. More than 90% of the children were hospitalized and 14% required liver transplants, according to … Read more

New York City could bring back mask mandate, vaccine checks

Children are seen walking to school, on the first day of lifting the indoor mask mandate for DOE schools between K through 12, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, US March 7, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters New York City could bring back mask mandates and proof of vaccination status to go to restaurants, … Read more

Covid’s toll in the US reaches an unfathomable number: 1 million deaths

A white flag with a memorial written on it is one of the thousands of white flags representing Americans who have died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) placed over 20 acres of the National Mall in Washington, September 26, 2021. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The United States on Wednesday surpassed 1 million Covid-19 deaths, according … Read more

Medical professionals are skeptical about a fourth Covid vaccine dose

There hasn’t been enough research on how much protection a fourth dose can offer, medical professionals told CNBC. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Countries are beginning to offer a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to vulnerable groups, but medical professionals are undecided on whether it would benefit the wider population. The US Food and … Read more

Medical professionals are skeptical about a fourth Covid vaccine dose

There hasn’t been enough research on how much protection a fourth dose can offer, medical professionals told CNBC. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Countries are beginning to offer a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to vulnerable groups, but medical professionals are undecided on whether it would benefit the wider population. The US Food and … Read more

Still Doing Business in Russia? Good Luck Renewing Your Insurance

The Port of Vladivostok, Russia, March 5. Photo: Yuri Smityuk/TASS/Zuma Press More than 750 Western companies have left Russia since it invaded Ukraine. Some had no choice because their sectors fall under Western sanctions. Others have left voluntarily and been hailed for standing for democracy. Their departure may have another, less lofty reason: Russia is … Read more