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Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

HEALTH | Sep 17, 2021

Aetna is being sued by a lesbian couple who allege discrimination because the company requires higher out-of-pocket expenditures before covering fertility treatment for non-heterosexuals.

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

HEALTH | By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon | Sep 17, 2021

Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant.

US Doubles the Fine for Mask Rule-Breakers on Planes

US Doubles the Fine for Mask Rule-Breakers on Planes

HEALTH | Sep 16, 2021

The U.S. is doubling the fine for people who break the rule requiring masks on planes, trains and other forms of public transit to slow the spread of COVID-19.

White House Offers Nicki Minaj Call to Answer Vaccine Questions

White House Offers Nicki Minaj Call to Answer Vaccine Questions

HEALTH | By Alexandra Jaffe | Sep 16, 2021

The White House offered to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration's doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper's erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral.

As COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Rise, Religious Exemptions Grow

As COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Rise, Religious Exemptions Grow

HEALTH | By Colleen Long, Andrew Demillo | Sep 16, 2021

An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions.

FDA Strikes Cautious Tone Ahead of Vaccine Booster Meeting

FDA Strikes Cautious Tone Ahead of Vaccine Booster Meeting

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard, Matthew Perrone | Sep 16, 2021

Influential government advisers will debate Friday if there's enough proof that a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective — the first step toward deciding which Americans need one and when.

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