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theguardian - 6 days ago

US private health insurance companies clog system amid Covid-19 pandemic

Patients left waiting in beds until private insurance companies authorize next steps, which can take daysCoronavirus – latest US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs Augie Lindmark, a resident physician at Yale University prepared for an onslaught of Covid-19 patients last week, he noticed something at his hospital: there were still patients without the virus, completely stable, in the beds.These patients, many of whom should have been moved to a rehab facility or released, were stuck waiting until their private health insurance company authorized the next steps, which can take days. Continue reading...


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