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Gist Healthcare Daily

Aug 31, 2020

We are airing an episode from the health policy podcast Tradeoffs titled "Core to Who I Am"  

The Tradeoffs team dug into the history of how healthcare organizations discriminated against transgender patients prior to the landmark protections included in the Affordable Care Act—which are now being fought over in the...

Aug 28, 2020

Amid criticism for the CDC's new coronavirus testing guidance, the president announces the country will buy 150 million new rapid antigen tests from Abbott Laboratories. A new study gives clues as to why men are harder hit by COVID. And Amazon launches a new fitness tracker. 

Aug 27, 2020

The CDC quietly changed it’s guidance on COVID testing. Hospitals backed by private equity firms make more than non-PE owned hospitals. And the pharmaceutical industry has its own plan to lower drug prices.

Aug 26, 2020

At the Republican National Convention, speakers president praise for expanding telehealth and fast-tracking experimental COVID-19 treatments. Nursing homes, hospitals, and laboratories will need to start reporting metrics to Medicare or face fines. and Amwell gets a big investment from Google.

Aug 25, 2020

President Trump announced temporary approval of convalescent plasma as a COVID treatment. Hospitals have continued to sue patients for unpaid medical bills even during the pandemic. And the first documented case of someone getting coronavirus for a second time comes from Hong Kong.