State Highlights: Pa. School District Threatens Parents With Foster Care Over Unpaid Meals; Some Covered California Consumers Will See Rates Drop

Media outlets report on news from Pennsylvania, Georgia, California, Minnesota, Florida, New Hampshire, Texas, Virginia, Iowa, Ohio and Massachusetts. The New York Times: Children Face Foster Care Over School Meal Debt, District WarnsA school district in eastern Pennsylvania faced criticism […]

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A Conservative Group Paints Trump’s Drug-Pricing Experiment As ‘Socialist.’ Is It?

“The Department of Health and Human Services is considering a plan to adopt socialist price controls from foreign countries.” Americans for Tax Reform televised ad As part of its effort to curb high prescription drug costs, the Trump administration is […]

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UnitedHealth Reverses Course, Approves Coverage For $2.1 Million Gene Therapy For Family Racing Against Clock

Lauren Sullivan had been trying to appeal UnitedHealth’s initial refusal of the drug for her 21-month-old daughter, Daryn. The girl was running out of time to receive the treatment before her second birthday in October, when the drug has to […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Biden Doubles Down On Obamacare

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Former Vice President Joe Biden has said if he’s elected president he would build on the Affordable Care Act rather than move to a whole new health care system, such […]

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State Highlights: Lead Paint Suppliers Settle Decades-Long Battle With California For $305M; Lawmakers Call For Increased Scrutiny Over Puerto Rico’s Medicaid Program

Media outlets report on news from California, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Illinois, Virginia, Florida, Minnesota, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Arizona, Wisconsin and New Hampshire. Reuters: California Settles Decades-Long Lawsuit Over Lead Paint, But Outcome Is BittersweetWhen Californian counties and […]

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Surprise Medical Bill Legislation Takes A Step Forward, But Will It Lead To A Step Back?

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). The House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday approved its version of legislation to curb surprise medical bills. Though this step was an important advance, there’s still a long way […]

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State Highlights: Rhode Island’s Laws On 911 Calls Hide Important Facts From Public; Hundreds Of Colorado Child Neglect Cases Sent To Wrong Email Account

Media outlets report on news from Rhode Island, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Georgia, Connecticut, Nevada, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania and California. ProPublica: Going Quiet: More States Are Hiding 911 Recordings From Families, Lawyers And The General PublicRhode […]

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State Highlights: Maryland Cites ‘Dickensian’ Abuse Conditions In Suit Against For-Profit Group Homes; Researchers Grapple With Problems Of Diagnosing Rat Lungworm Disease In Hawaii

Media outlets focus on news from Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Hawaii, Tennessee, Virginia, Connecticut, California, North Carolina, District of Columbia, New Hampshire, Missouri, Georgia, Washington, Maryland, Oregon, Colorado, Ohio, Florida and West Virginia. ProPublica: Maryland Sues Notorious For-Profit Group Homes. […]

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State Highlights: Barriers Slow Investigation Of Deaths At St. Louis County Jail; Health Insurance Scam Impacts Dozens In Massachusetts

Media outlets report on news from Missouri, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Florida, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, California, Virginia, Colorado, New Hampshire, Texas, Michigan, Mississippi and Nebraska. St. Louis Post Dispatch: Why Are People Dying At The St. Louis County Jail? Even […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Could The ACA Really Go Away?

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The Affordable Care Act was back in court again this week — this time before a three-judge panel at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. A lower […]

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State Highlights: Parents File Lawsuit Over New York’s Ban On Religious Exemptions For Vaccinations; Publisher Cuts Off Online Subscription Access To UC Researchers

Media outlets report on news from New York, California, Maryland, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, Oregon, Illinois, Virginia, Wisconsin and Florida. The Wall Street Journal: Parents Sue Over Ban On Religious Exemptions For VaccinationsThe first of several anticipated lawsuits challenging […]

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California Expands Medi-Cal To Cover Young Adults Living In Country Illegally As Issue Gains Traction In 2020 Race

California already covers low-income children regardless of immigration status, but now has become the first state in the country do go further to young adults. Meanwhile, the Democratic debate thrust the issue into the national spotlight after the candidates showed […]

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New Hampshire’s Republican Governor Plans To Sign Bill Enshrining Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions

Republican Governor Chris Sununu’s announcement came on the same day that lawyers in a federal case that could overturn the Affordable Care Act hold oral arguments. New Hampshire Public Radio: Sununu To Sign Bill To Protect Health Coverage For Those […]

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State Highlights: Texas Ordered To Relieve ‘Crushing’ Workloads Of Those Who Oversee Foster Care Program; Connecticut To Boost Mental Health Parity Regulations

Media outlets report on health news from Texas, Connecticut, California, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Georgia, Minnesota, Louisiana and Florida. Dallas Morning News: Texas Must Alleviate ‘Crushing’ Foster Care Caseworker Workloads, Appeals Court RulesTexas will have to submit to […]

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Recent Antitrust Actions Against Hospitals, Insurers Purchasing Physician Practices Hint Of Obstacles To Come

Recent decisions in court cases come as concerns mount over the growing consolidation of hospitals and physician practices and the impact on prices and total health spending. In other health industry news: jobs, blood pressure devices, and artificial intelligence. Modern […]

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Trump Administration To Take Steps To Shift More Kidney Treatment To At-Home Care And Away From Stand-Alone Dialysis Clinics

HHS will announce an agency-wide initiative to encourage home dialysis and also to ramp up better prevention and screening for kidney disease, Politico reports. The plan could upend the kidney care market, and face serious pushback from big dialysis chains […]

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New Hampshire Pumps Brakes On Medicaid Work Requirements After 17,000 Found To Be Non-Compliant In First Month

Gov. Chris Sununu is delaying the penalties tied into the legislation for 120 days as the state continues its outreach efforts to make people aware of the requirements. “Making sure we get this right is just absolutely paramount,” said Sununu. […]

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