Medicare leader Seema Verma has called for telehealth expansion to continue after the pandemic. “I can’t imagine going back,” said Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The agency is looking internally to preserve telemedicine access, but action from Congress will also be needed. (STAT)

Texas has reported a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations after reopening early. There were more than 1,900 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state. Texas began reopening in early May. (CNBC)

AstraZeneca has received $23 million from the U.S. government to advance COVID-19 treatment. The money will help AstraZeneca begin clinical studies of two COVID-19 antibody therapies it has licensed from researchers in the next two months. (Reuters)

The Department of Health and Human Services will give $25 billion to hospitals that have not already received relief funds due to the pandemic. About $15 billion will go to hospitals treating low-income Medicaid recipients and $10 billion will go to hospitals that treat uninsured patients. (Reuters)

Amazon plans to test workers for COVID-19 at its fulfillment centers. The company hopes to test the bulk of the company’s warehouse workers every two weeks. The workers would collect samples themselves, using a video for guidance and with professional supervision. (CNBC)