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Rhetoric Heats Up In Congressional Battle Over Planned Parenthood Funds

KHN Morning Briefing

The Washington Post fact checks Sen. Chuck Schumer’s claim regarding the number of women who get mammograms through the women’s reproductive health group, while Planned Parenthood officials push back on Republicans’ efforts to defund the organization. In other news from Capitol Hill, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduces a bill aimed at surprise bills after a colonoscopy.

Surge In Fatal Overdoses Overwhelms West Virginia’s Burial Program

KHN Morning Briefing

In other news on the nation’s opioid epidemic, a New Hampshire hospital sees benefits after telling surgeons to cut back on prescribing painkillers, dentists in New Jersey also curb the use of opioids and an Ohio coroner works to fight the state’s heroin crisis.

More Overweight Americans Are Not Trying To Lose The Extra Pounds

KHN Morning Briefing

Though the health risks of obesity are widely known, experts say that the difficulty of shedding weight and keeping it off is a top reason behind the trend. Today’s other public health stories cover hepatitis C, arthritis, genetic testing and HIV.

Los Angeles County Scores An E-Success In Managing Specialist Care

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An electronic consulting and referral system adopted by the county’s safety net public health system in 2012 has reduced waiting times for appointments with specialists and eliminated the need for such appointments in a significant number of cases, according to a new study in the journal Health Affairs.