Saturday, August 26, 2023

Biden Admin to Renew Push for Americans to Get COVID-19 Boosters; The State Covid Medicaid Scam: The Biden Administration Quietly Admits that the Scare Over Lost Post-Pandemic Insurance Coverage was Phony, and other C-Virus related stories

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Biden admin to renew push for Americans to get COVID-19 boosters:
President Biden's administration is preparing another program to encourage Americans to get booster shots for COVID-19 in the coming months.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported an increase in COVID-19 infections across the U.S., though it remains far below levels seen during the pandemic. The Biden administration plans to urge Americans to get booster shots this fall, an administration official told FOX Business' Edward Lawrence.
"We will be encouraging all Americans to get those boosters in addition to flu shots and RSV shots," the official said.
The news comes days after the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) revealed they are tracking another variant of the virus that causes COVID-19.
The newly discovered variant, referred to as BA.2.86, has been designated as a "variant under monitoring" by the WHO "due to the large number of mutations it carries."
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital. --->READ MORE HERE
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WSJ: The State Covid Medicaid Scam
The Biden Administration quietly admits that the scare over lost post-pandemic insurance coverage was phony.
Remember when the Biden Administration warned that ending the public-health pandemic emergency would result in tens of millions of people losing Medicaid coverage and going uninsured? Now the Health and Human Services Department is quietly conceding the insurance scare was exaggerated.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the admission in a 2,144-page rule this month that reduces payments to hospitals that treat uninsured patients. Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, states received an increase in Medicaid funding during the public-health emergency as long as they didn’t remove people who became ineligible from their rolls.
As a result, Medicaid enrollment swelled to 87 million in April from 64.2 million at the start of the pandemic. Medicaid spending ballooned during this time to $867 billion from $613 billion with Washington covering most of the increased bill.
The White House kept renewing the emergency declaration even as the virus threat waned as progressives warned that failure to do so would result in a spike in the number of Americans without insurance. But as we explained at the time, the real purpose of the emergency extensions was to expand the welfare state.
Republicans in Congress rescinded the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement in last December’s omnibus spending bill, which helped spur the White House to end the emergency in May. And what do you know? The Administration is now walking back its dire predictions. --->READ MORE HERE
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