Tag Archives: case

Case of Ontario man who ignored COVID-19 quarantine order shows challenges of crucial contact tracing

Article content continued The public-health department of Peel region west of Toronto said Wednesday it typically manages to reach contacts within 24 to 48 hours of a case being identified. At the peak of the pandemic the unit had 237 staff doing contact tracing, though that number had dwindled to 190 by the end of… Read More »

Supreme Court unlikely to hear GOP case to kill ACA before 2020 election

Dive Brief: The Supreme Court will not hear oral arguments in the Republican-led case seeking to dismantle the Affordable Care Act during the month of October, making it unlikely to be heard before the 2020 presidential election. The high court’s October schedule out Monday did not include the case that will ultimately decide the fate of… Read More »

Supreme Court rules for payers in $12B risk corridors case

Dive Brief: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of commercial health insurers arguing they are owed $ 12 billion under the Affordable Care Act’s risk corridor program. The 8-1 decision, with only Justice Samuel Alito dissenting, found that the ACA “established a money-mandating obligation, that Congress did not repeal this obligation” and… Read More »

The public health case for federal health IT rules | TheHill – The Hill

Regulations proposed nearly a year ago to improve the use of electronic health records (EHRs) remain under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), delaying potential benefits for patients and clinicians alike — despite generating significant support from stakeholders and technology experts when they were introduced. The two rules, from the Centers for… Read More »