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The case demonstrates why many of the nation’s top justice officials have said that arrests and seizures alone cannot pull the country out of its spiraling epidemic. In other news, experts criticize the man expected to be tapped for the White House drug czar position.
The secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services says better payment options might help prevent doctor “burn-out.” Also, Medicare releases its data showing geographic differences in spending.
While a majority of Louisiana residents support the expansion of the federal-state health care program for low-income people, more than half have an unfavorable opinion of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. News outlets also report on Medicaid news from North Carolina and Florida.
In a region where bears outnumber people, a small medical facility sets a modern example for rural hospitals on life support.
A collection of opinions from around the country.
Outlets report on news from Washington, Connecticut, New York, Louisiana, Arizona, Minnesota, Ohio, California, Michigan, Florida and Pennsylvania.
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.
In Georgia, the legislature passed a bill that offers amnesty to “good Samaritans” who call for help, because many hesitate to do so fearing they’ll get in trouble as well. Media outlets also report on the opioid crisis out of California, West Virginia, Michigan and Florida.
The plan, advanced by four Republicans, faces a tough road in the legislature. Also in Medicaid news, troopers arrest protesters in the Tennessee governor’s office, Connecticut offers long-acting contraceptive options to enrollees after they give birth and enrollees in Oklahoma raise concerns about cutbacks.
Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who gained a measure of infamy after shouting “you lie” at President Barack Obama during a joint session of Congress in 2009, got the same treatment when he answered questions about health care. Other lawmakers were subjected to criticism, too.
A whooping cough and measles outbreak prompted lawmakers to require parents to personally meet with health officials before a waiver can be granted.
A collection of public health opinions from around the country.
Opinion writers across the country take hard looks at various aspects of the health care system, from what’s happening with the congressional repeal-and-replace debate and state health insurance markets to confidence levels in health data sharing, cost and quality issues and a range of other topics.
Outlets report on news from Ohio, California, Arizona, Oregon and Pennsylvania.
“Patients don’t have an ability to negotiate,” said one supporter of the bill at a legislative hearing. In other news, lawmakers in Kansas expect new lottery revenues to help pay for more mental health facilities, and a Texas bill would criminalize cyberbullying.
As the number of workers moving onto the Medicaid rolls grows, Gov. Charlie Baker says he would like to have an assessment on employers who don’t offer health benefits to employees. Also, proposed cuts in Medicaid payments to health providers in Oklahoma could affect services available to enrollees, and some Republican leaders in North Carolina discount the chances of a Medicaid expansion proposal getting through the legislature.
Researchers speculate that rising thyroid cancer cases could be related to increasing obesity rates and declining smoking rates, since smoking is protective against developing thyroid cancer. In other public health news: breast cancer, vitamin D, dreams, child death rates, Parkinson’s, competitive eating and more.
USA Today looks at which members are facing their constituents during recess — and there are only a few swing-district Republicans who supported the health bill doing so. Meanwhile, ads are being launched from both sides of the aisle over lawmakers’ health care stances.
Editorial pages across the country include different thoughts on what’s next in Congress in the Affordable Care Act versus Trumpcare face-off and other issues related to overhauling the health care system.