Health industry groups are urging Congress to embrace Affordable Care Act expansion. Eight organizations, including the American Medical Association, released a set of proposals on Wednesday that call for an increase in federal subsidies and Medicaid expansion. (The New York Times)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended wearing two masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. CDC director Rochelle Walensky suggested Americans should double up, with a cloth mask over a medical one. (Bloomberg)

Gilead and Galapagos are halting their late-stage program for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis drug ziritaxestat after it failed a futility analysis. Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day spent $5 billion on adding the drug to the company’s pipeline in 2019. (Endpoints News)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the Biden administration will build two mass vaccination sites in New York City. Each location will aim to administer 3,000 shots per day. (CNBC Weekly)

Pulse oximeters aren’t as accurate in Black patients and other minority groups, new research has revealed. Lawmakers and doctors have called on the Food and Drug Administration to analyze and address the disparity. (STAT)