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Kaiser Permanente launches ‘virtual-first’ health plan in Washington

In response to increasing patient demand for telehealth, Kaiser Permanente this week announced the launch of a new “virtual-first” healthcare plan in Washington state. The plan, which will be available January 1, 2021, through Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington direct to employer groups and consumers, will center telehealth as a foundational modality of care… Read More »

Coronavirus pandemic is worsening transgender mental health to alarming levels – Washington Post

Brenda Emery hoped that after undergoing surgery, she would be comfortable in her body as a transgender woman. Then, the coronavirus pandemic caused cancellation of elective surgeries. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post) Alyssa Fowers Graphics reporter focusing on data visualization and analysis William Wan National correspondent covering health, science and news August 18 at 10:00 AM… Read More »

Wearing a mask can irritate your face or make it break out. Here’s what to do about ‘maskne.’ – The Washington Post

Wearing a mask helps keep you and others healthy when it comes to covid-19. But it can have a harmful effect on your face, leading to skin irritations or acne. In fact, breakouts caused by masks have become so prominent that the word “maskne” has even been added to the Urban Dictionary. “Virtually all skin… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »