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Sky-High Surprise Bills From Air Ambulance Rides Under Scrutiny In Georgia

Aug 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
More insured patients are being hit by surprise medical bills, with air ambulance charges among the worst. The prices can be in the tens of thousands of dollars and more than half of rides in the U.S. on air ambulances are not in the passenger’s insurance network. Georgia legislators say they want to do something about that. The state is also looking to overhaul other aspects of its EMS services. And in Virginia, regulators will seek public input from residents about actions the state could...
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New York Police Commissioner Declares Mental Health Emergency As Spike In Officers’ Suicides Continues

Aug 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Also, Mayor Bill de Blasio reached out by talking about his father's suicide and encouraging officers to get help. In related news, suicides among TSA workers and a push for a three-digit prevention...
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Research Roundup: Surprise Bills, ACOs and Mental Health Care

Aug 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and...
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Equal Treatment Under the Law: Isn't it Time for Fairness?

Aug 16, 2019 , Forbes
Non-profit hospitals receive significant tax relief to treat under-served patients, resulting in sizable revenues for the hospitals. Physicians also contribute billions of dollars of uncompensated care, but receive no tax breaks in an already difficult practice...
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World Water Week -- Can We Provide Everyone With Clean Water?

Aug 15, 2019 , Forbes
4 billion people live under conditions of severe water scarcity at least one month of the year. We struggle to put programs in place to solve this problem, so NGOs and private companies, like PepsiCo, are essential, but we need so much...
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Abortion Foes And Supporters Warn Tenn. Lawmakers Against Bill That Would Ban The Procedure

Aug 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The proposed legislation would prohibit abortions anytime after a pregnancy is detected, and its supporters suggest this may be a good option to take before the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. In other states, lawmakers are looking at problems in the Minnesota Department of Human Services and protections for the supplement kratom in...
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Kansas Rejects Aetna’s Plan To Correct Problems With Its Private Medicaid Services

Aug 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Aetna's $1 billion-a-year business with Kansas is in jeopardy after the state rejects the contractor's plan to fix problems with its services to KanCare, the state’s privatized Medicaid program. A letter from Kansas regulators says Aetna does not "present a clear path to compliance" and gives the company another shot to submit a corrective proposal. And other Medicaid news comes out of Louisiana and New...
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Billionaire Marc Benioff Donates $35 Million To Bay Area Universities For Microbiome Research

Aug 14, 2019 , Forbes
The donations are going to the University of California San Francisco and...
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From The State Capitals: Tennessee Lawmakers Consider Near Ban On Abortion; New Hampshire Governor Signs Bill Regulating Health Care Mergers

Aug 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
News from state legislatures comes from Tennessee and New...
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Digital Therapeutics Hot Summer With Major IPOs and First Oncology App

Aug 14, 2019 , Forbes
Voluntis announced marketing authorization of the first oncology disease management software platform, and two digital health companies Livongo and Health Catalyst had IPOs with multi-billion dollar valuations this...
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New Hampshire law to expand telemedicine reimbursement

Aug 14, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The bill will impact patients with Medicaid coverage and private insurance living in the largely rural...
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Louisiana Residents Can Go Online To Get Immunization Records As Part Of HHS-Backed Pilot Program

Aug 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“This program will serve as a way to improve immunization rates throughout the state, reduce the administrative burden of immunization records requests for health care providers and empower patients to take greater control over their health,” said Dr. Alex Billioux, assistant secretary of the Office of Public Health. News on immunizations comes from Texas and Kansas, as well....
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Bills from out-of-network doctors rising at in-network hospitals

Aug 13, 2019 , Reuters
A growing number of Americans treated at hospitals that are part of their insurance networks are getting billed for out-of-network care, a U.S. study suggests....
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From The State Capitals: California Lawmakers Face Busy Month With Bills On Gun Control, Vaccines, Housing; Minn. GOP Investigate $25M Overpayments To Tribes

Aug 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
News from state legislatures comes from California, Minnesota and North Carolina....
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U.S. budget deficit widens; spending up on health, military

Aug 13, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. government's deficit widened to $120 billion in July, fueled by increases in spending on health care and the military, according to data released on Monday by the Treasury Department....
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Bayer has not proposed paying $8 billion to settle U.S. Roundup claims: mediator

Aug 10, 2019 , Reuters
Bayer AG has not proposed paying $8 billion to settle all U.S. claims related to the Roundup herbicide, mediator Ken Feinberg said in an email on Friday....
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Canada enacts drug price crackdown, in blow to pharmaceutical industry

Aug 10, 2019 , Reuters
The Canadian government announced final regulations on Friday that should cut billions of dollars from patented drug prices that are among the highest in the world, overcoming heavy opposition from pharmaceutical companies who may eventually challenge the new rules in court....
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Bayer mediator dismisses report of $8 billion Roundup settlement

Aug 10, 2019 , Reuters
Bayer AG has not offered to pay billions of dollars to settle claims in the United States related to the Roundup herbicide, mediator Ken Feinberg said, dismissing a report to that effect which drove its shares as much as 11% higher....
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South Africa puts initial universal healthcare cost at $17 billion

Aug 09, 2019 , Reuters
South Africa published its draft National Health Insurance (NHI) bill on Thursday, with one senior official estimating universal healthcare for millions of poorer citizens would cost about 256 billion rand ($16.89 billion) to implement by 2022....
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Senate's Prescription Drug Pricing Bill's Limited Impact On Drug Prices

Aug 08, 2019 , Forbes
The Prescription Drug Reduction Act has been hailed as a means towards reducing prescription drug prices, but in reality it does more to limit out-of-pocket spending by seniors and disabled people than move the needle on drug...
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