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Lawmakers around the nation are proposing bills for -- and against -- vaccinations

Jan 19, 2020 , CNN Health
At a time when almost everything is politicized, vaccination has planted itself squarely on the national stage, where a push and pull between science and skepticism is playing out in statehouses across the country....
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Can House Ways And Means Committee Break Through Gridlock On Hill Over Surprise Medical Bills?

Jan 18, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
The issue of protecting patients from surprise medical bills has been looked at as a rare problem that may draw a bipartisan compromise. But lawmakers have yet to settle on who gets stuck with the bill if not the patients. The House Ways and Means committee is just the latest to try put forward legislation. In other health care industry and costs news: air ambulance coverage, state's efforts on surprise billing, CEOs' earnings, Medicare payments, and more....
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Rising Harms Of Alcohol: Consumption Among Americans Is Higher Than Just Before Prohibition

Jan 16, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
More than 88,000 Americans die each year, a number that has more than doubled since 1999, as a result of excessive drinking. That figure is higher than opioid-related deaths, according to the CDC. In other public health news, lawmakers express worries about an increase of cocaine...
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N.J. Lawmakers Pass Bill to Ban Flavored Vaping Products

Jan 15, 2020 , MedicineNet
Title: N.J. Lawmakers Pass Bill to Ban Flavored Vaping ProductsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2020 12:00:00...
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N.J. Lawmakers Vote to Ban Flavored Vape Products

Jan 15, 2020 , WebMD
The New York City Council passed a similar bill in November, CBS News...
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State Highlights: Illinois Bills Focus On Ending Overuse Of Isolation, Restraints In Schools; Lawmakers Neglected To Improve Finances At Miss. Jails Where Deaths Occurred, Report Says

Jan 09, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Illinois, Mississippi, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Indiana, California, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Florida, Texas and...
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California Lawmakers Introduce Vaping Bill That Would Go Far Beyond Trump Administration’s Efforts

Jan 08, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
The proposed California ban would prohibit flavored products not covered by the federal ban, including menthol-flavored cartridges and refillable, tank-based vaping systems that can be filled with flavored...
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Novo Nordisk to offer free insulin to U.S. patients in immediate need

Jan 03, 2020 , Reuters
Novo Nordisk said on Thursday it would offer free, one-time supply of insulin to people in immediate need and at risk of rationing the medication, the rising price of which has attracted fierce criticism from lawmakers and regulators....
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New Jersey Was Poised To Pass Religious Exemption Bill, But Vaccine Proposal Couldn’t Get The Votes In The Senate

Dec 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The vote flew through the New Jersey Assembly and was expected to pass the Senate by a small margin. But when they realized they didn't have enough votes, lawmakers announced it would be postponed. Cheers from anti-vaccination protesters erupted from the Senate chamber gallery. “They can cheer all they want. We’re not walking away from it,” Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney said. Other vaccination news focuses on measles and the flu....
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Eli Lilly Vowed To Offer Half-Priced Insulin, But Lawmakers’ Survey Finds Many Pharmacies Don’t Even Know It’s An Option

Dec 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“Our report shows that Eli Lilly has failed to deliver on its promise to put a more-affordable insulin product on the shelves,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn), who teamed with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). The cost of insulin has become a stand-in for a larger battle of drug costs because the life-saving medication's price tag has skyrocketed. In other pharmaceutical news: a dwarfism drug, a bankrupt startup, a novel partnership, a Parkinson's treatment, and...
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Lawmakers demand CBP reverse 'unconscionable' decision not to vaccinate migrants

Dec 18, 2019 , CNN Health
Dozens of members of Congress on Monday called upon US Customs and Border Protection to reverse its decision not to vaccinate migrants against the flu....
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GOP Lawmakers Push For House Hearing On Marijuana Research

Dec 18, 2019 , Forbes
The Republicans want a House cannabis research discussion "as soon as...
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US lawmakers are working on a deal to raise tobacco age, repeal unpopular Obamacare tax as part of spending package

Dec 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
Lawmakers are also considering eliminating ACA's health insurance and medical device taxes and providing money for Puerto Rico's Medicaid program, among other...
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Lawmakers call lack of vaccinations at the border 'unconscionable' in letter to CBP

Dec 17, 2019 , CNN Health
Dozens of members of Congress on Monday called upon US Customs and Border Protection to reverse its decision not to vaccinate migrants against the flu....
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Legislate-A-Palooza

Dec 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The House passed legislation that would give federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave. The measure appears headed for passage in the Senate, and President Donald Trump has promised to sign the measure into law. Meanwhile, House and Senate lawmakers have a tentative deal on surprise medical bills, but don’t count on a compromise just yet. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner and Emmarie Huetteman of Kaiser Health News join guest host Mary Agnes Carey of...
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Repealing Unpopular Cadillac Tax Is ‘On The Table’ For Dems During Funding Deal Negotiations

Dec 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Meanwhile, more than 1,000 employers, insurers, unions and other groups are urging lawmakers to kill the unpopular provision, which sets up a tax on expensive employer-sponsored health plans....
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Lawmakers Push For Independent Dispute Resolution Option For Dealing With Surprise Medical Bills

Dec 06, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The method that Reps. Joe Morelle, (D-N.Y.), Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) and Van Taylor (R-Texas) are trying to build support for is favored by many providers. Although many lawmakers want to address the issue of surprise medical bills, debate has raged over who gets stuck with the cost at the end of the day. Other news on health care costs focuses on: expensive emergency room visits, value-based care, hospital closures, and...
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Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Slam Trump’s Decision To Back Off Flavor Ban: ‘Our Children Should Not Be Used As Guinea Pigs’

Dec 04, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“I’m very disappointed that industry was able to elbow its way into the discussion and hold up the ban," said Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) of reports that the vaping industry influenced President Donald Trump's retreat on the issue. "Our children are not for sale." In other vaping news: life insurance, a rise in arrests across U.S., and taxes....
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Lawmakers Optimistic About Breaking Stalemate On Stalled Surprise Billing Negotiations

Nov 27, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
While many in Congress are agreed that something must be done to address surprise medical bills, the lawmakers have been split over which of a handful of strategies to choose in moving forward. In other health industry and insurance news: record-high debt, gender pay gaps, state health exchanges, and...
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State Highlights: Hundreds Of Hospital Patients In Indiana At Risk Of Exposure To HIV, Other Viruses; Mass Shootings Nudge Some Texas Lawmakers Toward Gun Laws For First Time

Nov 26, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Indiana, Texas, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, California, Kansas, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, and...
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