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Black and Latino communities throughout the U.S. have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, and health experts say the federal government needs to have a plan to distribute vaccines in these communities.
The moves by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to relax regulations around telehealth have been lauded by providers and patients around the country. But after the danger from the coronavirus has passed, some fear that the agency will reinstate those regulations, making telehealth less accessible for those who need it.
As the coronavirus spread across the country, federal and state governments relaxed restrictions during the public health emergency on the use of telehealth, providing additional means for patients to receive health care without risking their safety.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly recently announced that federal grants totaling more than $11.3 million have been awarded to five community health centers on Chicago’s South Side and in the South Suburbs.
Across the country, the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately hit communities of color, specifically affecting black, Native, and Latino Americans at higher rates than whites.
The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is creating talk of tax relief from the halls of Congress to county treasurer’s offices.
WASHINGTON — House Democrats slammed federal health officials Wednesday, calling a report on the racial breakdown of cases and deaths from the coronavir
Congresswomen Karen Bass of California and Robin Kelly of Illinois say the Centers for Disease Control “should have been ashamed” to release the 2.5-page report on coronavirus victim demographics without any new data.
CHICAGO (WLS) -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin will tour a COVID-19 testing site at UI Health's Mile Square Health Center-South Shore Friday morning.
The facility at 7037 S. Stony Island Ave. allows testing by appointment.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., will also join Durbin Friday.
U.S. Reps. Bobby Rush (D-1st) and Robin Kelly (D-2nd) touted federal money for state and local resources in the House-passed HEROES Act while Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to begin negotiations for another round of federal support.