Colleen Maloney Benedix has owned her Woburn daycare, Puddle Duck, for 31 years. A PPP loan has allowed her to pay her teachers and aides for eight weeks, but she’s been closed for nearly three months. She says she’s concerned an environment that separates children to maintain physical distancing and requires face coverings could hinder a child’s development. … [Read more...] about State Considers Reopening Plan That Could Temporarily Eliminate Infant Care
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The poll further reports on some of the economic consequences of the pandemic. It found that about 3 in 10 adults have had trouble paying household expenses, with 13% reporting difficulty paying for food and 11% having trouble with medical bills. Nearly 1 in 4 adults said that in the next year, they or a family member would probably turn to Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for low-income residents. … [Read more...] about Nearly half of Americans delayed medical care due to the coronavirus
Many pediatricians accept Medicaid, which is a joint federal-state health care program for the poor. But it was easier for the federal government to allocate funding based on Medicare billing records, which are readily available in the computer system of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said Dr. Hanoch Patt, co-medical director of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology Associates, a national medical group with providers in Houston and Austin. … [Read more...] about No CARES Act funding for pediatricians could mean fewer health care options for kids
Patrick Harker, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, said in early May that the Federal Reserve is “thinking carefully about setting up facilities that can provide direct lending to colleges, universities, and nonprofit medical institutions.” … [Read more...] about Will the pandemic change the Delaware health care landscape?
Dr. Emelin Garcia Nieto, a Loyola alumna who is now a resident in pediatrics, grew up in a “mixed status” family where her brothers and sisters were citizens but she was undocumented. As children, when her siblings fell ill, her parents took them to the pediatrician. But when she got sick, they kept her home. When she finally learned about her immigration status as a teenager, she decided to become “the pediatrician for kids who can’t go to the pediatrician.” … [Read more...] about If Congress doesn’t save DACA, 62,000 health care professionals could be deported