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There are some snags in free COBRA health insurance for unemployed. Here’s what you need to know

Finance
HRAUNLinda, a lawyer from California who was laid off from her job in January, is like millions of others in the Covid pandemic who are living without health insurance.But she discovered that the government would fully subsidize her COBRA health insurance premiums from April until September, thanks to a provision in the latest stimulus package. She immediately contacted her insurer to sign up. Linda (she asked not to use her full name) was eager to go to the doctor after contracting a painful urinary tract infection this month, which she feared could spread to her kidneys.The rules in the $ 1.9 trillion relief bill passed in March seemed straightforward enough: The government would pay for people's COBRA premiums for six months beginning on April 1. COBRA, or the Consolidated Omnibus Budg...
Wildlife biodiversity is a boon to human health, seafood nutrition

Wildlife biodiversity is a boon to human health, seafood nutrition

Science
April 5 (UPI) -- Biodiversity provides human health benefits on the land and in the water, according to a pair of newly published studies. Previous studies have highlighted many of the ways biodiversity offers indirect benefits to human health -- by encouraging pollination, for example. But new research suggests biodiversity also provides direct health benefits by keeping humans from getting sick. Advertisement According to one new study, published Monday in the journal PNAS, biodiversity helps minimize the risk of zoonotic disease outbreaks. "There's a persistent myth that wild areas with high levels of biodiversity are hotspots for disease," lead study author Felicia Keesing said in a press release. "More animal diversity must equal more dangerous pathogens. But this turns out to be wr...
Biden to talk up health insurance cost cuts in visit to Ohio

Biden to talk up health insurance cost cuts in visit to Ohio

Health
President Joe Biden is going to Ohio to showcase health insurance cost cuts at what may be the best time for Democrats to talk up the Affordable Care Act since it became lawBy ALEXANDRA JAFFE and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressMarch 23, 2021, 4:59 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden will showcase health insurance cost cuts in a speech in Ohio Tuesday during what may be the best time for Democrats to talk up the Affordable Care Act since it became law.Biden's COVID-19 relief bill pumps up “Obamacare” premium subsidies to address longstanding problems of affordability, particularly for people with solid middle-class incomes. More taxpayer assistance means, in effect, that consumers who buy their own policies through ...

Stocks making the biggest moves after the bell: Nike, Hims & Hers Health, FedEx & more

Finance
A pedestrian walks past American multinational sport clothing brand, Nike store and its logo seen in Hong Kong.Budrul Chukrut | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty ImagesCheck out the companies making headlines after the bell on Thursday:FedEx – Shares of the delivery service ticked up 3.6% after the company announced fiscal third-quarter results that topped analyst expectations. FedEx posted earnings per share of $ 3.47 on revenue of $ 21.51 billion. Analysts polled by Refinitiv expected earnings per share of $ 3.23 on revenue of $ 19.97 billion. The company said its strong results were driven in part by an "unprecedented" holiday shipping season. Hims & Hers Health – The telehealth company's stock slid 2.6% after Hims & Hers posted its fourth-quarter results. Hims reported a lo...
John Magufuli: Tanzania’s president dies aged 61 after health rumours

John Magufuli: Tanzania’s president dies aged 61 after health rumours

World
AFPTanzania's President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country's vice-president has announced.He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Samia Suluhu Hassan said in an address on state television.Mr Magufuli had not been seen in public for more than two weeks, and rumours have been circulating about his health.Opposition politicians said last week that he had contracted Covid-19, but this has not been confirmed."It is with deep regret that I inform you that today... we lost our brave leader, the president of the Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli," Vice-President Hassan said in the announcement.She said there would be 14 days of national mourning and flags would fly at half mast.Obituary: Tanzania's 'bulldozer' president John MagufuliMr Magufu...