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  • AMA CEO says COVID-19 is a Painful Validation of Our Long-term Vision for Health Care

    American Medical Association CEO says "COVID-19 is a Painful Validation of Our Long-term Vision for Health Care" | site |





    (Information contained in American Medical Association [AMA] press release: November 13, 2020)





    AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD



    In his address to the House of Delegates at the American Medical Association (AMA) November Special Meeting, AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD, highlights how the AMA has supported physicians during the pandemic and how COVID-19 is a painful validation of the organization’s long-term strategic vision for health care.






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  • American Hospital Association Statement on Most Favored Nation Model Interim Final Rule

    American Hospital Association Statement on Most Favored Nation Model Interim Final Rule | site |


    (Information contained in American Hospital Association [AHA] press release: November 20, 2020)



    AHA Statement on Most Favored Nation Model Interim Final Rule


    Tom Nickels
    Executive Vice President
    American Hospital Association


    November 20, 2020


    America’s hospitals and health systems have very deep concerns about the substance and legality of today’s Most Favored Nation Model interim final rule. Instead of holding drug companies accountable for drug prices, it slashes reimbursement to hospitals for drugs. In addition to the continued concerns we have expressed about the impact this model has on the 340B drug pricing program, we strongly question whether attempting to institute such a sweeping and controversial policy in an interim final rule is legally permissible. B...
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  • American Medical Association Policy aimed at Combatting Misinformation about COVID-19 Vaccines

    American Medical Association Policy aimed at Combatting Misinformation about COVID-19 Vaccines | site |


    Policy aimed at educating physicians on speaking with patients about COVID-19 vaccination


    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the American Medical Association (AMA) published the following information: Chicago - - With misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine development process circulating widely, physicians at the Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates adopted policy today aimed at educating physicians on speaking with patients about COVID-19 vaccination, bearing in mind the historical context of “experimentation” with vaccines and other medication in communities of color, and providing physicians with culturally appropriate patient education materials. Educating the public about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine programs, particularly among populations that have been dispropo...
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  • American Medical Association President urges reliance on Science to Guide COVID-19 Response

    American Medical Association President urges: Rely on Science to Guide COVID-19 Response | site |


    (November 13, 2020) - - On November 13, 2020 the American Medical Association published the following information: CHICAGO — With COVID-19 cases at an all-time high, American Medical Association (AMA) President Susan R. Bailey, M.D., today addressed the Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates and outlined ongoing challenges in the fight against COVID-19, praised physicians and other frontline health care workers battling the virus, and discussed how only science and evidence will light our way forward. Dr. Bailey also touted AMA efforts to boost availability of PPE and testing supplies, as well as ongoing work to provide financial lifelines to physician practices across the country so they can survive the pandemic and continue to serve their communities. Finally, with significant advances regarding vaccines on the horizon, Dr. Bai...
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  • New AMA PSA urges Three Key Actions as COVID-19 Cases Spike

    New AMA PSA urges Three Key Actions as COVID-19 Cases Spike

    New American Medical Association Public Service Announcement urges Three Key Actions as COVID-19 Cases Spike | site |




    (November 11, 2020) - - On November 11, 2020 the American Medical Association (AMA) published the following information:

    CHICAGO — With record numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths being reported across the country, the American Medical Association (AMA) today released a public service announcement (PSA) urging the general public to take three simple steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19: wash your hands frequently, practice physical distancing by staying at least six feet away from others and #MaskUp. The PSA is part of ongoing efforts by America’s physicians to urge individuals to take the necessary health and safety precautions this season to protect themselves, loved ones and the health care workers who are on the front lines handling the dramatic increase in cases.




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  • U.S. Department of Labor says it acts to help American Workers and Employers during the Coronavirus Pandemic

    U.S. Department of Labor says it acts to help American Workers and Employers during the Coronavirus Pandemic | site |


    (November 9, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor took a range of actions to aid American workers and employers as our nation combats the coronavirus pandemic.

    Reopening America’s Economy:
    • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia on the October Jobs Report – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement on the October 2020 Employment Situation Report: “The strong economic rebound continues, with approximately 900,000 private sector jobs gained back in September and again in October, and the October unemployment rate dropping a full point, to 6.9 percent.”
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  • AHA says Project Firstline brings Flex, Easy-access COVID-19 Training to the Health Care Front-lines

    American Hospital Association says Project Firstline brings Flex, Easy-access COVID-19 Training to the Health Care Front-lines| site |


    American Hospital Association is proud to partner with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reach and engage all health care personnel with this vital online curriculum


    (October 28, 2020) - - On October 28, 2020 the American Hospital Association published the following information: CHICAGO (October 28, 2020) — In a time when health care personnel are working tirelessly on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19, bringing them quick and easy access to critical infection prevention and control training is essential. Project Firstline, a national training collaborative between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and some of the nation’s leading health care organizations, including the American Hospital Association (AHA), is designed to help health care workers increase their ...
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  • American Federation of Teachers President Weingarten comments on Latest NAEP Report Card

    American Federation of Teachers President Weingarten comments on Latest NAEP Report Card| site |


    (October 28, 2020) - - Today, October 28, 2020, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement in response to the National Assessment of Educational Progress Report Card. The Nation’s Report Card shows that average scores for 12th-grade students declined in reading and has stayed the same for math since 2015, with scores dropping for struggling students in both subjects: “What we see in this data snapshot, while disappointing, is not surprising: Our students—particularly in Black, brown and low-income communities—are still bearing the brunt of two decades of austerity, competition and test-based fixation that have failed to prioritize the needs of students, including the 90 percent of kids who attend public schools. Ou
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  • AFT Executive Council Passes Resolution to Protect American Democracy

    AFT Executive Council Passes Resolution to Protect American Democracy

    American Federation of Teachers Executive Council Passes Resolution to Protect American Democracy| site |


    (October 26, 2020) - - Today, October 26, 2020, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Teachers’ executive council passed a resolution today outlining the union’s plan to defend American democracy, including the exercise of the right to vote and the requirement to count every vote, in light of ongoing threats by President Trump and his allies.

    It highlights four key areas the union’s leadership identified that must be protected:
    • Every American citizen registered to vote must be able to vote. In the context of the current pandemic, voters must have the ability to cast their ballot in ways that do not endanger their health, such as mail ballots and early voting, as well as have sufficient ways to vote on Nov. 3. There must be sufficient numbers of polling stations
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  • CDC and the American Mosquito Control Association Collaborate on Mosquito Control

    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Mosquito Control Association Collaborate on First-ever Comprehensive Resources for Mosquito Control in Areas Affected by Natural Disasters| site |


    (October 13, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information:

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) have collaborated to provide the first-ever comprehensive volume of resources to guide mosquito control in areas affected by natural disasters, such as hurricanes and flooding in this special edition of the Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association (JAMCA). Hurricanes present several public health concerns, including a rapid surge in mosquito populations, which can disrupt recovery efforts and could lead to increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile. Effectively controlling mosquitoes after a nat
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  • U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia delivers Columbus Day and Our American Heritage Speech

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia delivers Columbus Day and Our American Heritage Speech at Franciscan University of Steubenville | site |



    (October 12, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Labor published today, October 12, 2020, the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Steubenville, Ohio, where he delivered remarks at Franciscan University of Steubenville to commemorate Columbus Day as well as America’s national heritage. The speech included the following excerpts: “Through the centuries, Columbus came to represent the spirit of adventure and discovery that we associate with America—our faith in our capacity to seek and find something new and better. We have many heroes who personify our political ideals, but no figure so associated with the questing, the entrepreneurialism, the hope in the new that is part of the American spirit. No other figure so represents our aspiration to make, here in thi...
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  • American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on House COVID-19 Relief Package

    American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on House COVID-19 Relief Package | site |




    (October 2, 2020) - - Today, October 2, 2020, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) published the following information: WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing another COVID-19 relief package: “While we wish a speedy recovery for the president and first lady, and all those who have been affected in the White House and in Republican leadership by this newest COVID-19 outbreak, this makes abundantly clear that the pandemic is not over. The relief our communities need is real. While our country grapples with crisis after crisis, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have worked tirelessly to secure extended support for the people who need it: families worrying about how to pay their rent, parents worrying about how to keep their...
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  • HUD and Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey

    HUD and Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey | site |


    2019 survey provides pre-pandemic insights on home accessibility, food security, and housing costs



    (September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - According to the new 2019 American Housing Survey (AHS) released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of American renter households spending 30 percent or more of their income on housing costs held steady at 51 percent between 2017 and 2019.


    The 2019 AHS offers the most comprehensive picture of the nation’s housing inventory pre-pandemic. As researchers try to understand more current data on the state of housing from multiple data sources, the new survey informs our understanding
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  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces 1 Billion Dollars to Upgrade American Infrastructure

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $1 Billion to Upgrade American Infrastructure | site |




    (September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Trump Administration will invest $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding has been awarded to 70 projects in 44 states. “This Administration is making significant investments in infrastructure, and this $1 billion in BUILD grants will repair, rebuild, and revitalize transportation systems across America,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Fiscal Year 2020 BUILD Transportation grants are for planning and capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and were awarded on a competitiv
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides 100 Million Dollars in CARES ACT Funding to Native American Tribes to support Coronavirus Recovery Efforts

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides $100 Million in CARES ACT Funding to Native American Tribes to support Coronavirus Recovery Efforts | site |



    (August 31, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published (today) the following information:

    WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced that HUD has awarded a total of $100 million to Tribes across the Nation as part of HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat program (ICDBG-CARES). This funding helps address problems that pose an imminent threat to public health or safety of Tribal residents and will be used to help Tribes prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. See list of funding here.

    “The Trump Administration is committed to helping families throughout Indian Country to access essential resources during the coronavirus outbreak,” said Secretary
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    AMA CEO says COVID-19 is a Painful Validation of Our Long-term Vision for Health Care
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    American Medical Association CEO says "COVID-19 is a Painful Validation of Our Long-term Vision for Health Care" | site |





    (Information contained in American Medical Association [AMA] press release: November 13, 2020)





    AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD



    In his address to the House of Delegates at the American Medical Association (AMA) November Special Meeting, AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD, highlights how the AMA has supported physicians during the pandemic and how COVID-19 is a painful validation of the organization’s long-term strategic vision for health care.






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    11-24-2020, 06:02 AM
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    American Hospital Association Statement on Most Favored Nation Model Interim Final Rule
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    American Hospital Association Statement on Most Favored Nation Model Interim Final Rule | site |


    (Information contained in American Hospital Association [AHA] press release: November 20, 2020)



    AHA Statement on Most Favored Nation Model Interim Final Rule


    Tom Nickels
    Executive Vice President
    American Hospital Association


    November 20, 2020


    America’s hospitals and health systems have very deep concerns about the substance and legality of today’s Most Favored Nation Model interim final rule. Instead of holding drug companies accountable for drug prices, it slashes reimbursement to hospitals for drugs. In addition to the continued concerns we have expressed about the impact this model has on the 340B drug pricing program, we strongly question whether attempting to institute such a sweeping and controversial policy in an interim final rule is legally permissible. B...
    11-24-2020, 04:29 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    American Medical Association Policy aimed at Combatting Misinformation about COVID-19 Vaccines
    by Staff Reporter 1
    American Medical Association Policy aimed at Combatting Misinformation about COVID-19 Vaccines | site |


    Policy aimed at educating physicians on speaking with patients about COVID-19 vaccination


    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the American Medical Association (AMA) published the following information: Chicago - - With misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine development process circulating widely, physicians at the Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates adopted policy today aimed at educating physicians on speaking with patients about COVID-19 vaccination, bearing in mind the historical context of “experimentation” with vaccines and other medication in communities of color, and providing physicians with culturally appropriate patient education materials. Educating the public about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine programs, particularly among populations that have been dispropo...
    11-19-2020, 11:29 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    American Medical Association President urges reliance on Science to Guide COVID-19 Response
    by Staff Reporter 1
    American Medical Association President urges: Rely on Science to Guide COVID-19 Response | site |


    (November 13, 2020) - - On November 13, 2020 the American Medical Association published the following information: CHICAGO — With COVID-19 cases at an all-time high, American Medical Association (AMA) President Susan R. Bailey, M.D., today addressed the Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates and outlined ongoing challenges in the fight against COVID-19, praised physicians and other frontline health care workers battling the virus, and discussed how only science and evidence will light our way forward. Dr. Bailey also touted AMA efforts to boost availability of PPE and testing supplies, as well as ongoing work to provide financial lifelines to physician practices across the country so they can survive the pandemic and continue to serve their communities. Finally, with significant advances regarding vaccines on the horizon, Dr. Bai...
    11-16-2020, 09:32 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    New AMA PSA urges Three Key Actions as COVID-19 Cases Spike
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    New American Medical Association Public Service Announcement urges Three Key Actions as COVID-19 Cases Spike | site |




    (November 11, 2020) - - On November 11, 2020 the American Medical Association (AMA) published the following information:

    CHICAGO — With record numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths being reported across the country, the American Medical Association (AMA) today released a public service announcement (PSA) urging the general public to take three simple steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19: wash your hands frequently, practice physical distancing by staying at least six feet away from others and #MaskUp. The PSA is part of ongoing efforts by America’s physicians to urge individuals to take the necessary health and safety precautions this season to protect themselves, loved ones and the health care workers who are on the front lines handling the dramatic increase in cases.




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    11-12-2020, 08:55 PM

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