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04/29/2021 - The Hill by: Peter Sullivan
WASHINGTON, DC - President Biden on Wednesday called for Congress to pass legislation this year that would lower prescription drug prices, seeking to accomplish a long-held Democratic goal.

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04/29/2021 - Modern Healthcare by: Jessica Kim Cohen
WASHINGTON, DC - Ensuring telehealth policies don't exacerbate existing health disparities proved a major point of concern among lawmakers during a House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Health hearing Wednesday.

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04/29/2021 - Modern Healthcare by: Michael Brady
WASHINGTON, DC - CMS' plan to stop requiring hospitals to report their median payer-specific negotiated charges with Medicare Advantage insurers is a win for hospitals.

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04/29/2021 - The Register-Herald by: Wendy Holdren
MORGANTOWN, WV - Patients with substance use disorder will be able to better connect with emergency department-initiated treatment programs at participating hospitals throughout the state, thanks to a partnership between West Virginia University Office of Health Affairs, Marshall University and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

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04/28/2021 - NPR by: Allison Aubrey
WASHINGTON, DC - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask when they're outdoors unless they're in a crowd, such as attending a live performance, sporting event or parade.

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04/28/2021 - The Hill by: Justine Coleman
WASHINGTON, DC - The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday said that the U.S. is seeing a “hopeful decline” in COVID-19 cases, signaling the vaccination effort might be contributing to the trend.

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04/28/2021 - MetroNews
CHARLESTON, WV - The state Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reduced the statewide death total due to COVID-19 by 162 in its Tuesday virus report, a move announced on Monday after review from the DHHR’s epidemiology team.

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