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

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

House just passed a controversial defense policy bill that limits access to abortion and transgender health care for military personnel. Here’s how the Colorado delegates voted.

House just passed a controversial defense policy bill that limits access to abortion and transgender health care for military personnel.  Here's how the Colorado delegates voted.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the annual defense policy bill on Friday, 219 to 210. The Colorado delegation like the House as a whole split largely, but not quite, along the lines of the party after Republicans added several controversial amendments to the culture war. The bill would authorize an $866 billion defense bill … Read more

Medicaid expansion has improved access to palliative care for cancer patients

ARPA Reduced Tax Challenges on the CA Affordable Care Act Market

By Kelsey Waddill July 13, 2023 — Medicaid recipients with advanced-stage cancer may have greater access to palliative care in states that have adopted Medicaid expansion, according to a study published in Health Affairs. The researchers leveraged the National Cancer Database to perform this assessment. The individuals in the sample ranged in age from 18 … Read more

Patient Discovery announces steering committee dedicated to reducing disparities in cancer care

Patient Discovery announces steering committee dedicated to reducing disparities in cancer care

Nationally Recognized Champions of Health Equity Named as Inaugural Members. BOSTON, July 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Patient discoveryleader in using patient-centric data to drive equitable health outcomes, recently announced inaugural members of new group Connect life to care Steering Committee. This group will focus on improving access to care and outcomes for all cancer patients. … Read more

Mental health respite facilities are filling care gaps in more than a dozen states

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If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing “988” or the Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741741. Aimee Quicke has made repeated trips to emergency rooms, hospitals, behavioral health facilities, and psychiatric lockdowns for mental health crises — including suicidal … Read more

No connection between the submarine tragedy and health care credit

No connection between the submarine tragedy and health care credit

Claim: Media used Titan submarine tragedy to ‘cover’ a $1,300 monthly health care credit A July 2 Facebook post (direct link, archive link) shows a video alleging that the media used the implosion of the submersible Titan to divert people’s attention away from free health claims. Guys, the media was using the byline to cover … Read more

ARPA Reduced Tax Challenges on the CA Affordable Care Act Market

ARPA Reduced Tax Challenges on the CA Affordable Care Act Market

By Kelsey Waddill July 10, 2023 – California’s Affordable Care Act market enrollees were less likely to face financial hurdles in 2021 than in 2017 due to provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that reduced cost sharing, according to a study published in Health affairs. The researchers used data from a survey of … Read more