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The hospital is telling patients that care quality has not suffered as a result of the walkout by its nurses union. But studies indicate that such work stoppages can have negative consequences.
“It’s a hurtful amendment, it’s not needed,” said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla), a noted advocate for LGBT rights who has a transgender son. “I view it as a personal issue, because as a mom I’m impacted, but it’s an issue of fairness for everyone.”
Ohio is seeking waivers for the individual and employer mandates in the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, Colorado is expected to announce its premium increases today, and residents have been warned to be braced for sharp hikes.
“Too many trusted medical professionals like doctors, nurses and pharmacists have chosen to violate their oaths and put greed ahead of their patients,” says Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Many of the crimes were related to the opioid epidemic sweeping the country.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is a crucial vote, and a new provision seems to recognize that fact.
The reduction of more than $750 billion to the program over a decade is one of the sticking points for many Republicans opposed to the legislation.
Opinion writers offer their analysis of the ongoing debate on Capitol Hill and across the country over health care reforms and other issues.
Media outlets report on news from California, Colorado, Maryland, Illinois, Florida, Missouri, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Ohio.
The nurses union at Tufts Medical Center held a one-day strike over a contract dispute centered on the administrators’ plans to alter retirement benefits.
Civil rights advocates file suit against California, alleging that care provided by Medi-Cal, the state’s health program for low-income people, is substandard and disproportionately hurts Latinos — by far the largest group of enrollees.
The ongoing opioid crisis is also expected to be a topic at the National Governors Association’s three-day conference.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he won’t vote for the legislation, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has also voiced strong opposition to the measure. That means Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) needs the vote of every single one of the rest of the 50 Republicans to pass the bill. The revised draft will be out today.
Peer support, well-known in addiction treatment, is gaining ground for people with serious mental illness. Texas and 35 other states are training and paying peer support specialists to help bridge a gap in mental health treatment.
Media outlets report on news from California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Connecticut, Florida, Wisconsin and Missouri.
Andy Slavitt, who worked for President Barack Obama, and Gail Wilensky, who worked for President George H.W. Bush, urge lawmakers to take a more deliberate review of Medicaid issues. “Congress can and should commit to improving and modernizing Medicaid, but the process will take time to develop bipartisan support for the changes that are needed and should not be rushed,” they wrote.
The state says the program will help save the government money in premium subsidies.
Media outlets look at the changes leadership has made to try to woo senators, such as adding the option to let insurers sell cheaper, skinny plans. But one thing that hasn’t been touched? The unpopular Medicaid cuts.
A selection of of opinions from around the country on the drug abuse epidemic and other topics.
Media outlets report on news from California, Minnesota, Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Kansas and Ohio.
In a new survey, more than 270,000 people covered by Medicaid in 46 states rate their health care at an average of 7.9, and nearly half of the respondents give Medicaid a 9 or 10, with 10 being the best possible score. Meanwhile, media outlets look at how the Republicans’ proposed cuts would affect people across the country.