Calif. Lawmakers Pass Bills To Stabilize Utilities After Wildfires, But Critics Call Law ‘A Reward For Monstrous Behavior’

The legislation is complicated and was quickly shepherded through the California Legislature with fears of the utility companies going bankrupt if something wasn’t done. The bill will provide investor-owned utilities with at least $21 billion to pay for damage from […]

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Bill Targets Hospital ‘Gag Clauses’ Designed To Keep People From Opting For Less Expensive Treatment

The legislation from Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) is part of a larger congressional push to chip away at practices that increase health care costs across the industry. Meanwhile, KHN offers a look at what Congress may […]

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Costs Will Most Likely Take Center Stage At Second Hearing For ‘Medicare For All’

For the next congressional hearing on single-payer plans, the House Budget Committee has only summoned CBO analysts to testify. Modern Healthcare: 5 Things To Look For In Second House Medicare For All HearingMedicare for All is back in Congress for […]

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Louisiana Lawmakers Propose Expanding Medicaid Program To Help Families Of Children With Disabilities

The expanded coverage would cost an estimated $14 million in the upcoming budget year. The House voted 98-0 for the proposal Monday, sending it to the Senate. Other news on Medicaid comes from New Hampshire and Connecticut, as well. The […]

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State Highlights: Oregon Takes Steps To Combat Alarming Disappearances Of Native American Women; Philly Voters May Indirectly Decide Fate Of City’s Soda Tax

Media outlets report on news from Oregon, Pennsylvania, California, Louisiana, Connecticut, Texas, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina and Minnesota. The Associated Press: Oregon Joins Effort To Solve Crimes Against Native WomenNative American women have gone missing or been killed […]

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