3 Helpful Healthcare Laws The 118th Congress Can Pass (Actually)

Can the 118th Congress pass meaningful healthcare legislation amid partisan strife? GT In the run-up to the 2022 midterm elections, healthcare is up and running again One of the most important voting issuesIt ranks third after inflation and miscarriage. But will its importance among voters translate into policy changes in a divided Congress? That depends. … Read more

Claims and costs push health insurance up

The health insurance market is a complex matrix. With over 320 plans to choose from, it will test even the most patient of patients. No wonder most simply let their policies roll when it comes time to renew. However, premiums are starting to rise again along with goods and services in other parts of the … Read more

Advocates view the legal challenge to the abortion pill with caution

Reproductive rights advocates are on edge about a lawsuit to overturn the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decades-old approval of the drug mifepristone, which, if successful, would end legal access to the abortion pill nationwide. Lawyers and legal experts say the suit has no merit, but they fear conservative courts will think otherwise. The abortion … Read more

The bill prohibits gender reassignment for those under the age of 21

Ostensibly, Americans and their legislators accept and understand LGBT people more now more than a decade ago. The Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to legalize same-sex marriage is one of the most tangible and significant gains for LGBT rights — yet the 2015 decision directly protected only lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. No fewer than 19 … Read more

sick at school? CMS Attendance Policy Under Audit | WFAE 90.7

One morning last month, Ben Jacobs, a student at Myers Park High School, woke up feeling nauseous with a terrible headache. He ran to the bathroom and vomited. Then he collected himself and entered the school before the end of the first period. Jacobs, who has already missed some schools due to a medical issue, … Read more

The unspoken sick-day rules of health care haven’t been changed by the pandemic

Nearly 3 years into a global pandemic, doctors and nurses have seen their workplace sickness policies change with the ebbs and flows of COVID-19. They’ve had their temperatures taken, filled out screening forms, and adapted to shift PPE availability. But according to those who work at the bedside, attitudes toward entering work sick haven’t changed … Read more

Students and alumni are suing Yale University, alleging discrimination against students with mental illnesses

Karen Lin, Senior Photographer Content warning: This article contains references to suicide. *** The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a hotline for individuals in crisis or for those looking to help another person. To speak with a certified listener, call 1-800-273-8255. Crisis Text Line is an emotional crisis support text message service. To speak with … Read more

State assisted living facilities are asking to slow down, and to work with stakeholders on new emergency rules

Assisted Living Florida (ALF) facilities are raising questions about new emergency management regulations proposed by state health care regulators. The Healthcare Administration Agency The AHCA held an hour-long workshop on Tuesday with ALF providers, local emergency management officials, and others who reported concerns with proposed regulations. The proposals relate to comprehensive emergency management and emergency … Read more

Dis-Chem’s medical insurance targets the “underserved population” – here’s what you can get

The Basic Dis-Chem plan allows members one general dental exam per insured party, annually. Getty Images/Natalia Nesterenko This year, Dis-Chem launched affordable medical cover for medical needs, including GP and dental visits and optometry benefits. The Basic Plan is the standard primary health care insurance option that provides coverage for a wide range of health … Read more

Open health care enrollment provides new, affordable options for families and individuals in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, SD — A slew of federal funding for subsidized health insurance means South Dakotans can qualify for “the lowest-cost health insurance options ever” during this year’s open enrollment period, according to the Dakota Community Health Care Association. Those who enroll in the plan are on HealthCare.gov Comprehensive coverage is guaranteed with no pre-existing … Read more