State Highlights: National Experiment Aims To Help Seniors Age In Place; Suicides, Drugs Take Toll On Missouri

Media outlets report on news from Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, California, Massachusetts, Colorado, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Stateline: On-Site Health Care Could Help Seniors Stay At Home The nation’s older population is growing rapidly — it’s projected to nearly double by […]

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Minnesota Lawmakers Tackle How To Help People With Diabetes Who Can’t Afford Rising Costs Of Insulin

The plan under consideration would require pharmaceutical companies to supply insulin to Minnesota patients who are not already on a public health program and who make less than 400 percent of the federal poverty line. As the debate goes on, […]

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Few Things So Starkly Set America’s Health System Apart As How Much Patients Have To Pay Out Of Pocket

Nearly all of America’s global competitors — whether they have government health plans, such as Britain and Canada, or rely on private insurers, such as Germany and the Netherlands — strictly limit out-of-pocket costs. In more news on the health […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Despite Booming Economy, Uninsured Rate Ticks Up

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The annual report from the Census Bureau, released this week, found that 27.5 million Americans were without health insurance last year, an increase of nearly 2 million from 2017. The […]

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State Highlights: Activists Seek To Overturn New California Vaccine Law By Starting Referendum; Mass. Health Official Declares Mosquito-Borne Virus Serious Health Threat

Media outlets report on news from California, Massachusetts, Georgia, Connecticut, Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Utah and Michigan. Sacramento Bee: California Voters Could Get A Chance To Overturn New Vaccine LawCalifornia’s new law restricting medical exemptions for vaccines has a challenge from […]

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Following Court Ruling, VA Could Be On The Hook For Billions In Emergency Care Claims From Veterans

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims said the VA must reimburse veterans for out-of-pocket emergency medical bills not covered by private insurance, other than copayments. The Associated Press: VA May Have To Pay Billions In Vets’ Emergency Care […]

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Viewpoints: Lessons On Mental Health Issues Facing Students On Campuses; Denying Immigrants Medication, Food Is Nothing But Child Abuse

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Wall Street Journal: There Is A Mental-Health Crisis On CampusTechnology has in many ways have made life easy—certainly much easier than before. So why did one recent study find […]

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State Highlights: California Health Official Resigns After Calling Vaccine Opponents ‘Flat-Earthers’; Judge Blocks North Dakota Law Requiring Doctors To Advise That Medication Abortions Are Reversible

Media outlets report on news from California, North Dakota, Connecticut, and Maryland. San Francisco Chronicle: California Health Official Quits After Blasting Vaccine Foes As ‘Flat-Earthers’California’s health care services director announced her resignation Tuesday, a move that came after she mocked […]

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‘He’s Yelling Out In Pain’: Being Forced To Taper Opioids Isn’t Working For Some Patients Who Say They Didn’t Abuse Them

While a national effort is under way to lower opioid doses, many chronic pain patients feel unfairly treated and researchers say there’s been little research done on how to taper. Other news on the opioid epidemic covers pain education for […]

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California Hospitals And Nursing Homes Brace For Wildfire Blackouts

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). California has seen a relatively slow start to this year’s wildfire season, but Wanda Chaney still frets every time it’s hot and windy in Chico, a college town about […]

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