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Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Farewell, Individual Mandate
12/15/2017 12:45:31 PM
In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss health issues in the emerging tax bill, including the likely repeal of fines for those who fail to obtain health insurance. They also talk about the end of “open enrollment” for 2018 individual health insurance coverage.
Viewpoints: The Clock Ticks Down On The ACA’s Open Enrollment; Medicare Cuts Could Blend Into Tax Bill
12/15/2017 09:04:35 AM
A selection of opinions on health care from news outlets around the country.
Research Roundup: Coverage And Access; #MeToo Movement In Medicine; And Hospitals
12/15/2017 09:04:31 AM
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
State Highlights: Theranos Settles With Arizona AG For $4.6M; Oregon Working Toward Rule Changes To Better Protect Mental Health Patients
12/15/2017 09:04:27 AM
Media outlets report on news from Arizona, Oregon, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Minnesota, California, D.C., Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania and Washington.
#MeToo Movement Shines Light On Sexual Harassment In Medical Research Industry
12/15/2017 09:04:23 AM
About one in three women in the field report experiencing workplace sexual harassment. In other public health news: high glucose levels during pregnancy, caregivers, macular degeneration and mass shootings.
Some Mental Health Providers Hesitant To Make Room In Already Crowded System For Drug Users
12/15/2017 09:04:19 AM
As states try to get a handle on the opioid crisis, police are shifting their focus from arresting drug offenders to helping them get treatment. But there are already too many people on waitlists who are outside the criminal justice system, and some mental health providers are worried about what will happen to those patients if they make room for the new ones.
‘It’s Heartbreaking’: As Zika Babies Age, Devastating Health Effects Become More Clear
12/15/2017 09:04:16 AM
Fifteen of the 19 children, who ranged from 19 months to 2 years of age, had not met the developmental milestones — like being able to sit up by themselves — that a healthy 6-month-old would meet.
World’s Biggest Generic Drugmaker To Slash 14,000 Jobs, Close Some Facilities
12/15/2017 09:04:12 AM
Teva Pharmaceuticals has been hit hard by declining generics prices.
Calif. Lawmaker Proposes Medicaid Cover Undocumented Immigrants
12/15/2017 09:04:08 AM
The state has already eliminated legal residency requirements for Medicaid coverage for people under 19. But Assemblyman Phil Ting, who heads the Assembly's budget committee, wants to extend that to all ages. News outlets also report on Medicaid developments in Louisiana, Montana and Connecticut.
Telemedicine Could Be Impacted By FCC Repeal Of Net Neutrality Rules
12/15/2017 09:04:04 AM
Patients seeking to connect with health providers from home could find it hard to get the internet service that they need, some telemedicine advocates fear. Also, the Department of Veterans Affairs has put its new contract for an electronic health record on hold.
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