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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State Highlights: Legal Challenges Face Trump’s Proposals To Address California Homeless Crisis; After New Vaccine Law Starts, New York Sees Surge In Home Schooling

Media outlets report on news from California, New York, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Oregon. The Washington Post: Trump’s Proposals To Tackle California Homelessness Face Local, Legal ObstaclesPresident Trump’s emerging plan to address California’s homeless crisis […]

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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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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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Landmark Bill Offering Protections To Workers In California’s Gig Economy Heads To Governor’s Desk

“These so-called gig companies present themselves as the innovative future of tomorrow,” said state Sen. María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles). “A future where companies don’t pay Social Security or Medicare, workers’ compensation or unemployment insurance.” Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who […]

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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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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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