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Thursday was “Health Day” in President Joe Biden’s sprint to inaugurate his presidency, and he signed two by-laws that addressed health insurance and women’s reproductive rights. The orders resume registration under the Affordable Care Act from February to May and reverse what is known as the Mexico City Policy, which limits funding to international health groups who practice or support the right to abortion.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration said it was on the verge of purchasing a sufficient dose of a covid vaccine for every American 16 and over, but Congress is still working on organizational details and has not yet decided how to proceed with the president’s proposal for assistance should.
This week’s panelists are Julie Rovner from Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen from Politico, Mary Ellen McIntire from CQ Roll Call, and Shefali Luthra from The 19th.
Among the takeaways from this week’s podcast:
For added recognition, panellists also recommend their favorite health stories of the week, which they think you should also read:
Julie Rovner: Stat’s “But I Never Smoked”: A Growing Proportion of Lung Cancer Cases Occur in an Unexpected Population “by Sharon Begley
Joanne Kenen: Casey Cep’s The Blackwell Sisters and the Harrowing History of Modern Medicine, New York
Shefali Luthra: The “undocumented women” from the 19th century are among the hardest hit by COVID. Your vaccination will be difficult, ”said Shefali Luthra and Chabeli Carrazana
Mary Ellen McIntire: The New York Times “Biden vows to reopen schools quickly. It won’t be easy ”by Dana Goldstein
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