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OptumHealth CEO Discusses Solutions to Improve Health Care Affordability

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In the United States, the cost of care is continuing to rise. 43% of working-age adults did not have stable health insurance coverage last year, and 25% of adults with "adequate coverage" reported trouble paying medical bills in 2020, according to the Commonwealth Fund.

Speaking at a virtual event on health care costs hosted by Axios, OptumHealth Chief Executive Officer Dr. Wyatt Decker discussed opportunities to improve affordability by reducing health care cost trends and reducing out-of-pocket expenses for consumers.

Alkermes Launches New Disease State Website to Offer Education About Alcohol Dependence

Myrelationshipwithalcohol.com Provides Information About the Disease, Personal Stories and an Interactive Questionnaire to Assess Drinking Patterns
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DUBLIN, April 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Myrelationshipwithalcohol.com, a new website sponsored by Alkermes, Inc., a subsidiary of Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS), recently went live to offer education about alcohol

MetLife Foundation Provides Financial Support to Help India and Bangladesh Fight COVID-19 Spread

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Hong Kong, April 28, 2021 – MetLife Foundation announced today that it is donating USD1.5 million to fund targeted support in India and Bangladesh as both countries struggle to cope with the devastating wave of COVID-19 cases.

The Foundation will channel funds through its partners, including: 

  • Habitat for Humanity (India) – to deploy additional beds, equipment, and set-up costs for COVID-19 emergency facilities in Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh

Expanding Access to Maternal Health Care in Nevada

Every mom deserves the highest-quality prenatal care. But many underserved pregnant women don’t have access to the care they need.
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Our Commitment

The United Health Foundation has committed a $2.6 million grant to Touro University Nevada (Touro) to improve access to high-quality prenatal care for approximately 1,700 underserved and homeless women in southern Nevada.

Funding will also be applied to initiatives that reduce maternal health disparities and grow the state’s OB-GYN and family medicine physician workforce.

How the Partnership Works

Prenatal Care

New Collaboration Targets Urgent Health Challenges in Colorado

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UnitedHealth Group’s Rocky Mountain Health Plans has announced a $30 million commitment to address important health issues in Colorado. Funds will be used for youth mental health support services which, according to America’s Health Rankings, has been identified as a need in the state. In addition, funds will be invested in education to help grow and diversify the future health workforce.

United Customers Can Now Schedule COVID Tests and Be Automatically Cleared for Travel Directly Through the Travel-ready Center

United's industry-leading digital platform gets even more useful with the ability to schedule tests and have results directly verified through United's Travel-Ready Center on web and mobile
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CHICAGO, April 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Since the Travel-Ready Center launched in January, United customers have been able to easily access testing or vaccine requirements needed for travel destinations, upload completed testing results and vaccine records as well as have them verified, all within the United App.

New Project to Help Community Health Clinics Address Climate Risks Launched by Biogen, Americares and Harvard Chan C-CHANGE

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Across the United States, more than 2,800 community health clinics provide free and low-cost healthcare to more than 32 million people. Many of these patients have household incomes near or below the federal poverty level and are located in areas facing climate-related burdens, such as exposure to air pollution, dangerous heat waves, and extreme weather events. The climate crisis is increasingly viewed a global health crisis that disproportionately impacts low-income communities.

Are You Thinking About Your Alcohol Drinking Habits?

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If you’ve been thinking about your drinking habits this Alcohol Awareness Month and would like to explore further, asking yourself some of these questions could help: https://bit.ly/3w4ITS3.

Alkermes Supports Mental Health Clinical Research

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Alongside the The STARR Coalition, we recognize the need to support mental health research. Scientific, evidence-based mental health research is essential. To learn more about our commitment to supporting mental health clinical research and how to take actionable steps, visit: https://bit.ly/3bSkreC 

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