Viewpoints: How Quickly We Forget The Good Things Government Does For Health Care; Sen. Warren’s Plan For Ending Opioid Epidemic Comes Up Short

Editorial pages focus on these health issues and others. The Washington Post: We Love To Hate The Government. Then Along Come Measles.Americans love, love, love to hate on government, for all its foibles and failures. But we conveniently forget that […]

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State Highlights: Tribal Health Leaders Call On AG Barr To Rein In Crimes In Alaska’s Rural Areas; Massachusetts Files Suit Against E-Cig Maker For Targeting Youth

Media outlets report on news from Alaska, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, California, Florida, Kansas, Minnesota and Texas. ProPublica and Anchorage Daily News: “Enough Is Enough”: Can William Barr Fix Alaska’s Rural Sexual Violence Crisis?Alaska Native leaders called on […]

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Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Cuts To Get Hearing In Front Of Energy And Commerce Next Week

Medicaid DSH is the second-largest federal program to boost hospital Medicaid funding, representing about $12 billion in federal spending annually. It has been the subject of a political fight over proposed reforms to the program. Modern Healthcare: House Committee To […]

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Increase In Chest Binding Among Gender-Variant Teens Brings Warnings About Potential Negative Health Effects

While many transgender teens wear breast compression devices to diminish feelings of discomfort known as body dysphoria, they can be creating problems such as breathing difficulties and overheating, physicians warn. In other public health news: intersex individuals, social work training […]

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Chicago Nursing Home Debacle Highlights Flaws In HUD Program That’s Become Linchpin Of Country’s Elder-Care System

The New York Times looks at what went wrong with Rosewood Care Centers, and how the program it relied on is a dangerous vulnerable spot for the federal government. The New York Times: A Nursing Home Chain’s Collapse Leaves The […]

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Mired In Medical Debt? Federal Plan Would Update Overdue-Bill Collection Methods

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Elham Mirshafiei was at the library cramming for final exams during her senior year at California State University-Long Beach when she grew nauseated and started vomiting. […]

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More Than Half Of Surgical Stapler Malfunctions Went To Hidden FDA Database

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). The Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged that more than 56,000 never-before-disclosed surgical stapler malfunctions were quietly reported to the agency from 2011 through 2018. The newly acknowledged reports […]

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ The State Of The Abortion Debate — A Deep Dive

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Abortion is one of the hottest political issues of 2019. With a newly configured Supreme Court, which many pundits think has the votes to roll back or overturn the landmark […]

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Viewpoints: Trump’s Latest Attack On Transgender People Is The Most Devastating So Far; Lessons On Organ Donations, Saving More Lives

Editorial writers express views about these health issues and others. The Washington Post: This Is The Cruelest Thing The Trump Administration Has Done To Trans People YetThe Trump administration announced a proposal Friday that would essentially allow health-care providers to […]

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State Highlights: Number Of ‘Unsheltered’ Homeless People In New York City Inches Downward; New Hampshire Becomes 2nd State To Sue Makers Of Dangerous PFAS Chemicals

Media outlets report on news from New York, New Hampshire, Hawaii, North Carolina, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Kansas, California and Arizona. The New York Times: New York’s Toughest Homeless ProblemThey are the most visible sign of New York’s homelessness crisis: A […]

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California Measure Would Allow People To Receive Their First 30-Days Of PReP Without A Prescription

The bill faces opposition from the California Medical Association, which represents doctors and major insurance companies, because it says Truvada has potential side effects, including impaired kidney function, and that people who take it need to be closely monitored by […]

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