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Ellen Beck

Ellen Beck is a SmartBrief writer who contributes to health and wellness briefs. She has been a journalist for more than 30 years for print, wire service and online publications, and in radio news. She specializes in health care reporting and analysis.

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What will health insurance look like in the new normal?
What will health insurance look like in the new normal?

Industry executives discuss telehealth, mental health care, the impact of member churn and more.

4 takeaways from the AHIP policy conference
4 takeaways from the AHIP policy conference

Policy priorities expected to gain traction as the pandemic wanes.

What health care innovations will live on after the pandemic?
What health care innovations will live on after the pandemic?

The need for integrated care is greater than ever, experts say.

Which health care issues will matter most after the pandemic?
Which health care issues will matter most after the pandemic?

Access to coverage, care and medication will grab headlines again, experts say.

Health care stakeholders collaborate to get COVID-19 vaccines in arms
Health care stakeholders collaborate to get COVID-19 vaccines in arms

Government officials and health insurance providers are working to get COVID-19 vaccines distributed as quickly -- and equitably -- as possible.

Changing the systems that burn out clinicians
Changing the systems that burn out clinicians

It's up to institutions to bring about change, experts said at a recent event.

How 3 health systems are responding to coronavirus
How 3 health systems are responding to coronavirus

Being flexible, having a mission control center and technology tools, are making a quick transition to telehealth are strategies hospitals use to fight the pandemic.

Communities fight obesity by addressing racism, poverty
Communities fight obesity by addressing racism, poverty

Communities have identified structural racism as a foundational cause of poverty and obesity and are partnering with stakeholders to build wealth in and increase access to healthful food and opportunities for physical activity.

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