Medicare telehealth would be extended under bill poised for House vote

As many Medicare beneficiaries know, having a doctor’s appointment via video on a laptop or tablet became standard when the pandemic hit. That method of delivering remote care — known as telehealth — to many retirees and most people in the over-65 crowd may have some staying power, at least for now. House lawmakers are … Read more

What it’s like working for an abortion provider right now

When Kawanna Shannon saw the news Friday morning that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending 50 years of federal abortion rights, the first thing she felt was anger. Then came immense sadness. Shannon is the director of patient access with the Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, which encompasses several health centers … Read more

at-home testing, from Covid to cancer, worth $2 billion dollars

The market for home tests is bigger than just Covid tests, and it is bigger than over-the-counter pregnancy tests. In fact, the new marketplace for consumer-initiated laboratory tests could be worth more than $ 2 billion by 2025, according to Quest Diagnostics. “We have seen over 100% growth in 2021 compared to 2020,” Everly Health … Read more