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

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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

Health Canada’s new rules target vaping ‘Wild West’ – National | globalnews.ca

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Health Canada will soon have a clearer look into the haze of Canadian vaping habits as new reporting requirements for retailers and manufacturers aim to address what some are calling a Wild West. Under new regulations passed in June, companies now must submit semi-annual sales data and ingredient lists to Health Canada, with the first … 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

Pholcodine-based cough and cold medicines coming with warning, experts decide next step – News18

Spurred by the medical alert issued by the global health agency, the panel suggested India's drug regulatory agency, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), to issue a warning regarding the use

Spurred by the medical alert issued by the global health agency, the panel suggested India’s drug regulatory agency, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), issue a warning regarding the “cautious” use of the product. (Representative Photo/Shutterstock) In March, the World Health Organization issued a warning amid concerns that pholcodine use could cause sudden and life-threatening … 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

Stevenson to serve as interim chairman of health policy

Stevenson to serve as interim chairman of health policy

David Stevenson, PhD, MS by Jill Clendening David Stevenson Jr., PhD, MS, professor of health policy, has been named interim chair of the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He succeeds Melinda Buntin, PhD, the Mike Curb Professor and founding department chair, who joined Johns Hopkins University to establish a Center for … Read more