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Archive for October, 2022

In Fiona-ravaged Puerto Rico, hospitals were prioritized over health clinics for diesel, exacerbating rural health disparities  STAT NEWS

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

When Hurricane Fiona knocked out power across the entire island of Puerto Rico, hospitals turned to diesel-fueled generators to keep the lights on and critical machines running. Community health centers — often the most accessible medical facilities in the poorest districts of the island, those hardest hit by hurricanes — couldn’t immediately do the same. […]

Puerto Rican officials are pleading for more Medicaid dollars post-hurricane

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Washington Post 10/5/22 Top Puerto Rico officials are pushing for increased federal funds to boost their fragile Medicaid program after Hurricane Fiona ripped through the island last month. The asks come from Gov. Pedro Pierluisi (D) and Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón (R), each of whom recently sent congressional leaders separate letters obtained by The Health 202. Some of the requests are similar to funding lawmakers approved […]

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