Doctors Say Congress Risks Leaving Patients Vulnerable – Kaiser Health News

When the covid-19 pandemic hit, Dr. Corey Siegel was more prepared than most of his colleagues. Half of Siegel’s patients, many with private insurance and Medicaid, were already using telemedicine by logging into appointments via phone or computer. “You get to meet their families. You get to meet their pets,” Siegel said. I look deeper.” […]

Countries should act now to limit rising risks from corporate distress

Corporate debt in developed and emerging markets increased by more than $12 trillion during the pandemic as companies bolstered their balance sheets and borrowed to weather economic shocks. But even as global debt as a share of gross domestic product is falling, corporate finances are being squeezed by skyrocketing interest rates and high debt servicing […]