April 9, Jeffrey Hogan and Brian Klepper
Among its less appreciated but more worrisome impacts, COVID-19 threatens to destabilize America’s health care provider infrastructure. With patients avoiding in-person visits and nonessential care, the concern is that many practices will be financially unable to keep the doors open. To keep health care services readily available through this crisis and beyond, we need health plans to provide bridge financing, advancing operating funding for 120 days and paying for telemedicine at the same rate as in-person visits.
April 7, Grace Cordovano
As a country, we have lost almost 11 weeks for providing education to bridge gaps in health literacy on proper use of items like masks and gloves. This is a national call-to-action for all those isolating at home to actively help make a difference in protecting yourself and society by helping make homemade masks. Grace explains why we should be wearing masks now, explains the difference between the types of masks, provides resources on how to make them, and breaks down proper guidelines for wearing and removing them safely. It’s time to #UnblockHealth by wearing handmade masks.
April 6, Mike Pappas
NYC physician Mike Pappas criticizes capitalism and the “all in this fight together” mantra which the corporate elite like to claim. This pandemic is exposing many contradictions within our system and as such, Mike argues that the millionaires and billionaires are trying to position themselves as everyday Americans when in fact, they have been the beneficiaries of the capitalist system that helped create this crisis.