Illinois lawmakers criticize Pritzker administrations over handling limits on health care for non-citizens

Senator Cristina Castro, D-Elgin, and Congresswoman Eva-Dina Delgado, D-Chicago, question representatives of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services about proposed changes to programs that offer health benefits to non-citizens of Illinois.  (Andrew Adams/Capitol News Illinois)

Senator Cristina Castro, D-Elgin, and Congresswoman Eva-Dina Delgado, D-Chicago, question representatives of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services about proposed changes to programs that offer health benefits to non-citizens of Illinois. (Andrew Adams/Capitol News Illinois) Members of a state watchdog committee on Tuesday expressed concern that Governor JB Pritzkers’ administration did not seek … Read more

Napa’s Health Insurance Guys: Don’t Have Long Term Care Insurance? You may need to pay a fee.

THOMAS SCHRETTE, JOHN ALAN CASH, KYLE IVERSON I read your column about the impending tax on people unless they have a long-term care plan in place. The trouble is, I have quotes for my wife and I and the price is so high! We only made $250 a day, two years, 3% inflation and a … Read more

Hearing Conclusion: CMS Fails to Provide Reason for Attempt to Rewrite Law Expanding Medicaid to Recipients DACA – US House Committee on Oversight and Accountability

Hearing Conclusion: CMS Fails to Provide Reason for Attempt to Rewrite Law Expanding Medicaid to Recipients DACA - US House Committee on Oversight and Accountability

WASHINGTONThe Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services held a hearing today titled Why Expanding Medicaid to DACA Recipients Will Exacerbate the Border Crisis to examine how the Biden Administrations Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Services’ (CMS) proposed rule to expand taxpayer-funded federal health care benefits to illegal immigrants who qualify under the Deferred Action … Read more

Arkansas pharmacies face backlog of unpaid insurance claims for COVID-19 treatments – Arkansas Advocate

Senator Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View

More than 170 Arkansas pharmacies will receive nearly $3.7 million in federal funds, pending legislative committee approval, in reimbursement for unpaid insurance claims covering COVID-19 treatments between March 2020 and May of this year. The Arkansas Legislative Council’s Subcommittee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) approved the Arkansas Association of Pharmacists’ application for funding … Read more

Biden’s HIPAA expansion on abortion draws criticism, threats of lawsuits

Lynn Fitch speaks into microphones at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl, Miss.

There is absolutely potential for lawsuits, said Roger Severino, who served as head of the HHS Office of Civil Rights under former President Donald Trump and is now the vice chairman of domestic policy at the Heritage Foundation. I imagine, at the very least, that a challenge would come from the state attorneys general, because … Read more

Judge rules against Florida in fight to place children in nursing homes

TALLAHASSEE After a decades-long legal battle, a federal judge on Friday ordered Florida to make changes to keep children with complex medical conditions out of nursing homes and help them receive care in their homes or family communities. US District Judge Donald Middlebrooks, siding with the US Department of Justice, ruled that Florida violated the … Read more

Navarro: Misleading proposals put Arizona’s health care at risk – The Daily Independent at YourValley.net

Joel Navarro

Joel Navarro Flash Gordonn By Joel Navarro, Tempe Board Member | Guest commentary As a third-generation Arizonan who has served on the Tempe City Council since 2008, I have always kept a close eye on policies being considered in Washington that may have unintended consequences for our local communities. Proposals that would take away pharmacy … Read more

Carroll County School Board approves policy changes and revamps employee health care

Carroll County School Board approves policy changes and revamps employee health care

The Board of Education unanimously approved a health care provider for Carroll County public school employees and policy revisions related to violent incidents and student health. At its monthly Wednesday evening meeting, the board approved the renewal of employee health care through Aetna. As a provider of Medicaid, prescription drugs, stop loss insurance, and Medicare … Read more

Bill Schubart: Heart surgery has given me insight into our healthcare system – VTDigger

Bill Schubart: Heart surgery has given me insight into our healthcare system - VTDigger

Bill Schubart underwent heart surgery at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger I have written extensively on the state of health care in the nation and here in Vermont. As the former president of then Fletcher Allen Health Care about 20 years ago, a Vermont resident and part of … Read more

How healthcare may be affected by the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling

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By Michelle Andrews KFF health news Doctors fear that a Supreme Court ruling handed down on June 29 will have far-reaching effects not only on the diversity of doctors and other health professionals in training, but ultimately on patient care as well. The decision found it unconstitutional for colleges and universities to use race as … Read more