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Where Doctors Can Recommend Marijuana to Replace Opioids Marijuana
Where Doctors Can Recommend Marijuana to Replace Opioids

DENVER — A car accident 17 years ago shattered Ashley Weber’s spine and left her confined to a wheelchair. After the accident, she said, she was prescribed strong opioids, developed an addiction to them and spent her days in a... Read More

Rural America Has a Maternal Mortality Problem. Midwives Might Help Solve It Health
Rural America Has a Maternal Mortality Problem. Midwives Might Help Solve It

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. — The sun is setting just as midwife Sheryl Shafer wraps up a long Thursday on the road visiting families in west Tennessee and Kentucky. She knows the patient on her last stop, a 21-year-old Amish woman in... Read More

Majority Of Large Employers Have Concerns About 'Medicare For All' Proposals, Survey Finds Opinion Polls
Majority Of Large Employers Have Concerns About 'Medicare For All' Proposals, Survey Finds
2019-08-20 12:43:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A majority of large employers believe the Medicare for all proposals being touted by some White House aspirants would lower the number of uninsured in the United States, but at a cost of higher taxes and a decline... Read More

Health Law’s ‘Cadillac Tax’ May Finally Be Running Out Of Gas Health
Health Law’s ‘Cadillac Tax’ May Finally Be Running Out Of Gas

The politics of health care are changing. And one of the most controversial parts of the Affordable Care Act — the so-called Cadillac tax — may be about to change with it. The Cadillac tax is a 40% tax on... Read More

Hepatitis A Races Across the Country Health
Hepatitis A Races Across the Country

AKRON, Ohio — Just before the Fourth of July, Trenton Burrell began feeling run-down and achy. Soon he could barely muster the energy to walk from one room to another. A friend shared an alarming observation: “You’re turning yellow.” Within... Read More

To Save Money, American Patients and Surgeons Meet in Cancun Health
To Save Money, American Patients and Surgeons Meet in Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico — Donna Ferguson awoke in the resort city of Cancun before sunrise on a sweltering Saturday in July. She wasn’t headed to the beach. Instead, she walked down a short hallway from her Sheraton hotel and into Galenia... Read More

Trump Administration Hits Brakes On Law To Curb Unneeded Medicare CT Scans, MRIs Political News
Trump Administration Hits Brakes On Law To Curb Unneeded Medicare CT Scans, MRIs

Five years after Congress passed a law to reduce unnecessary MRIs, CT scans and other expensive diagnostic imaging tests that could harm patients and waste money, federal officials have yet to implement it. The law requires that doctors consult clinical... Read More

Katko, Brindisi Launch Bipartisan Effort to Address Lake Ontario Woes Political News
Katko, Brindisi Launch Bipartisan Effort to Address Lake Ontario Woes
2019-08-15 20:24:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representatives John Katko and Anthony Brindisi have launched a bipartisan effort to hold the international commission that manages outflows from Lake Ontario accountable for recent historic flooding. Katko, a Republican, and Brindisi, a Democrat, have gotten the Government... Read More

California To Ban Pesticide Trump’s EPA Rescued From Elimination State News
California To Ban Pesticide Trump’s EPA Rescued From Elimination

LOS ANGELES — California regulators on Wednesday took formal legal steps to ban a widely used pesticide that had been rescued from elimination by the Trump administration despite links to developmental disorders. The move by the state Environmental Protection Agency... Read More

Coalition of Cities and States Sues to Save Obama-Era Power Plant Emissions Rules Climate
Coalition of Cities and States Sues to Save Obama-Era Power Plant Emissions Rules
2019-08-13 22:58:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A coalition of 22 states and seven major cities sued the Trump administration Tuesday in a bid to prevent it from dismantling an Obama-era regulation that established national limits on the carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. In... Read More

Wexton Seeks to Restore Autonomy, Dignity to Nursing Home Residents on Medicaid Entitlements
Wexton Seeks to Restore Autonomy, Dignity to Nursing Home Residents on Medicaid
2019-08-13 21:50:38
by Sean Trambley

In July, freshman Representative Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., introduced the Personal Needs Allowance Modernization Act to improve the financial security of Medicaid beneficiaries living in nursing facilities.  Currently, Medicaid beneficiaries who are eligible for nursing care must contribute almost their entire... Read More

Future Forum's Underwood, Kennedy Discuss Mental Health Challenges of Young Americans Mental Health
Future Forum's Underwood, Kennedy Discuss Mental Health Challenges of Young Americans
2019-08-10 00:05:14
by Dan McCue

U.S. Representatives Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., and Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., hosted a forum in Yorkville, Ill. This week to discuss challenges young Americans face with mental health.  Underwood and Kennedy are members of Future Forum, an influential group of young... Read More

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