The program has successfully connected people who don’t live near an approved clinic or have additional circumstances that might prevent them from getting to a clinic with abortion services during normal business hours. Along with allowing a person to take the medication in the privacy of their own home, TelAbortion may also be a little cheaper. When ultrasounds, which are required to prescribe medication abortion, are given as part of the abortion procedure, insurers sometimes will not cover it. Chong says that the TelAbortion process divorces the medical examination from the doctor consultation, so that a patient can get their examination covered by insurance as a regular health screening. Patients who have insurers that don’t cover abortion services only have to pay the cost of the virtual visit and the medication itself, which runs anywhere from $200 to $750, Chong says. … [Read more...] about The pandemic sparked the rise of tele-abortion. Is it here to stay?
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Quibi, as indicated above, was an unfortunate misfire from the moment it arrived, with Katzenberg paradoxically blaming pandemic lockdown for, uh, nobody . . . having the desire to watch things? (After Quibi folded, he recanted this stance a bit.) HBO Max says it’s doing well, with its stand-out originals mostly emanating from unscripted series like the ball culture competition, Legendary; the canine-grooming series, Haute Dog; and Serena Gomez’s charming Serena + Chef cooking instructional. In the scripted realm, Anna Kendrick rom-com, Love Life, was met with eye rolls and sighs, and the sci-fi series, Raised by Wolves, was more of a compellingly peculiar curio than an outright hit. Peacock—like HBO Max—has a solid back catalog, with The Office also due in 2021, but none of its original programming has caught on so far, outside of The Amber Ruffin Show, which in its first month has started to attract some attention. … [Read more...] about Apple TV Plus secretly won the streaming war of 2020. Here’s why
— No surprise billing: Like Biden, Trump also wants to avoid surprising billing. In a June executive order, Trump directed Health and Human Services to make health systems publish pricing so patients can comparison shop. It has 60 days to propose rules that would require health systems to share prices for services that they’ve negotiated with insurers, not just rates they charge to the uninsured. But the proposal will have to go through public feedback, and it could take years before it becomes a rule. Health systems will almost certainly fight it. … [Read more...] about Biden and Trump have wildly different visions for healthcare in America
Late on October 25, news agency Bloomberg reported that Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring an all-stock deal to take over its smaller rival, IndusInd Bank. The "deliberations" were at an early stage and talks could fall through, the report said.The news (or rumours as IndusInd would call it) triggered immediate reactions from both the lenders and the promoters of IndusInd Bank, IndusInd International Holding Ltd. … [Read more...] about Banking Central | Does a Kotak-IndusInd marriage make sense?