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Getting To Delivery Room A Harrowing Journey For Some Amid Rural Hospital Crisis

KHN Morning Briefing

Because of financial strain, many rural hospitals are shutting down their labor and delivery services. Women in those areas are then faced with long drives to get to a safe place to deliver their babies. In other public health news: infectious diseases, strokes, young blood, genetic testing, fertility treatments, trauma care and more.

Lawmakers Introduce Draft Bill That Would Be First To Regulate Diagnostic Tests

KHN Morning Briefing

For years the Food and Drug Administration has been raising questions about the accuracy of tests for diagnosing serious illnesses. In other news from Capitol Hill, senators tackle the needs of rural doctors. And Tennessee’s senators look ahead to the potential lack of insurance exchange options for their state’s residents in 2018.

Lawmakers In Ohio, Nebraska, Iowa Consider Bills Affecting Children’s Health Issues

KHN Morning Briefing

Ohio Republicans dismiss Gov. John Kasich’s call to raise the income requirements for families in a state program for medically fragile children, while legislators in Nebraska come in for criticism on plans to cut some state contracts with agencies helping foster families, and Iowa lawmakers weigh changes in the income tax forms that children’s advocates say could lead to more uninsured kids. Other legislative news from Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, Florida and Maryland.