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4415 Articles Matching "bill"

Melinda Gates expresses frustration with anti-vaxxers as the US measles outbreak intensifies

Apr 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
"You need to vaccinate your children. It saves lives," says Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates...
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Americans Overwhelmingly Want Federal Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

Apr 25, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Three-quarters of people urge action to keep patients from facing high medical costs when their insurance doesn’t cover the care, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation...
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Melinda Gates to religious and political leaders: 'The Pill' can help lift families out of poverty

Apr 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
"What allowed women to go into the workforce in droves, it was the advent of The Pill," says the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates...
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Kansas Bill Requiring Clinics To Tell Patients About Abortion Reversal Medication Vetoed By Democratic Governor

Apr 24, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
"This unwarranted legislation will create confusion and could be harmful to women's health," said Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly. However, the Legislature seems to have the votes to override the veto if lawmakers want to once they return from break. Abortion and family planning news comes out of Tennessee and New Hampshire, as...
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Despite Massive Carnage From Rout, There Are Signs That Investors Aren’t Panicked About Health Care

Apr 24, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Option prices for the $18.1 billion Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund have increased over the past few days, diverging from those on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust. But they’re not yet pricing in “an extreme level of fear that would be consistent with a capitulation in sentiment,” experts say. Meanwhile, despite all the volatility in the field, nearly all large health insurance companies gave their CEOs pay raises in 2018....
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State Highlights: Illinois Lawmakers Examine Bill That Prevents Steep ACA Price Hikes; California Police Back Measure To Prevent Fatal Shootings

Apr 24, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Illinois, California, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Kansas and Texas....
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We're losing the war on climate change

Apr 23, 2019 , CNN Health
For years now, people like environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben have been screaming from the treetops that we need a World War II-scale mobilization to fight the scourge of climate change....
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Why State Senator Walsh Said Nurses 'Play Cards For A Considerable Amount Of The Day'

Apr 23, 2019 , Forbes
Here is what Washington State Senator Maureen Walsh (R) said about a bill that would mandate uninterrupted meal and rest periods for...
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Why Sen. Walsh Said Nurses 'Play Cards For A Considerable Amount Of The Day'

Apr 22, 2019 , Forbes
Here is what Washington State Senator Maureen Walsh (R) said about a bill that would mandate uninterrupted meal and rest periods for...
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A peep into the history of Easter's marshmallow icon

Apr 21, 2019 , CNN Health
Easter is a popular time for America's bunny- and chick-shaped marshmallows friends known as Peeps. Every day, about 5.5 million Peeps are produced, roughly 2 billion a year....
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Montana Lawmakers Send Medicaid Expansion Bill With Work Requirements To Governor

Apr 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The legislation comes as Montana faces an expiration date on the state's Medicaid expansion, which was approved in 2015. "It was in our best interest to continue the program to help as many folks as we can, especially with drug addictions [and] mental illness. Those are big things that plague Montana, and they’re very expensive. And everyone that we can treat and have success in those areas is a huge win for everyone," said Republican state Rep. Ed Buttrey of Great...
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Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion a Year With Dip in Smoking

Apr 20, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion a Year With Dip in SmokingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2019 12:00:00...
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Bill Would Raise U.S. Minimum Age for Tobacco to 21

Apr 20, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Bill Would Raise U.S. Minimum Age for Tobacco to 21Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2019 12:00:00...
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State Highlights: Connecticut House Passes Bill Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions; Judge Orders Chicago Hospital To Restore Services

Apr 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Alaska, California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, Kansas, Washington and...
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Supreme Court Asked To Take Up Louisiana Abortion Law Requiring Doctors To Have Admitting Privileges

Apr 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The justices voted in February to put the law on hold. It is similar to a Texas law the court struck down in 2016. News on abortion looks at a Florida bill requiring parental consent, an investigation into family planning funding for anti-abortion groups, and plans of a civil rights protector to defend abortion opponents, as...
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Sen. Majority Leader McConnell to introduce bill to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Apr 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 from...
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Faced With High Deductibles, Patients Are Delaying Health Care So As Not To Rack Up High Bills

Apr 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Even with insurance, health care bills can be daunting and prompt people to delay care for problems that could have been caught earlier. Women with low incomes who had high-deductible insurance plans waited an average of 1.6 months longer for diagnostic breast imaging, 2.7 months for first biopsy, 6.6 months for first early-stage breast cancer diagnosis and 8.7 months for first chemotherapy, compared with low-income women with low-deductible...
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Canadian weed giant Canopy Growth strikes $3.4 billion deal to buy Acreage after US legalization

Apr 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
Marijuana grower Canopy Growth announced a $3.4 billion deal to acquire Acreage Holdings after cannabis has been legalized in the...
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Where Are Americans’ Tax Refunds Going? Toward Paying For Health Care.

Apr 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The week after people get refunds, out-of-pocket health care spending bumps up 60 percent. In other health costs news, Texas passes legislation to try to combat surprise medical bills....
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Are Most People Really Paying A Lot For Drugs Every Month? No, But The Ones Who Do, Face Sky-High Bills.

Apr 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical...
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