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More Red State Medicaid Ballot Campaigns Emerge For 2020

Sep 09, 2019 , Forbes
Campaigns to expand Medicaid via the ballot box are gaining momentum in Republican-leaning Missouri and Oklahoma where lawmakers and governors have blocked efforts to expand health insurance coverage to more...
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State Highlights: Texas Asks Federal Court To Revive Law On Burial Of Fetal Remains; On California Vaccine Bill, Governor’s Plan For Revisions Baffles Lawmakers

Sep 07, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Texas, California, New York, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Minnesota, Georgia, Wyoming, Louisiana, North Carolina and New...
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State Highlights: Review Panel Says State Medical Board Ignored Evidence Of Abuse By Ohio State Doctor; California Lawmakers Set For Showdown On Medical Exemptions For Vaccines

Sep 04, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Ohio, California, New York, Minnesota, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland and...
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Trump Administration Eliminates Protection That Allows Immigrants To Stay In Country To Receive Life-Saving Medical Care

Aug 28, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Advocates, lawyers, doctors, and lawmakers said the blanket policy change was made without any consideration of the potentially disastrous health affects it will have on children and adults whose home countries don't have treatment for HIV, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, leukemia, and other diseases. “Can anyone imagine the government ordering you to disconnect your child from life-saving care — to pull them from a hospital bed — knowing that it will cost them their lives?” said Anthony...
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Juul Raises $325 Million For International Expansion

Aug 21, 2019 , Forbes
The funding comes as Juul faces opposition from lawmakers in the...
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‘Financially Devastating’ Air Ambulance Rides Can Both Save Lives And Ruin Them

Aug 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Courts have ruled air ambulances can charge anything they want, and many patients are getting stuck with sky-high bills. Meanwhile, Texas lawmakers signed aggressive legislation into law that was meant to protect the state's residents from surprise medical bills, but millions remain unprotected....
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Viewpoints: GOP Needs To Act Quickly, Offer Alternative To The ACA; Why Won’t Lawmakers Listen To America About The Need For Gun Buyer Background Checks?

Aug 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages weigh in on these and other health care...
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What Do Ohio Lawmakers Think About The Governor’s Proposed ‘Red Flag’ Law?

Aug 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Stateline notes that in most places, local governments are prohibited from passing measures that go beyond the state law. In other state capitol news, some N.C. legislators are taking steps to advance their cause of expanding...
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Push To Hold Public Vote On Missouri’s Abortion Law Faces Uphill Climb

Aug 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Abortion-rights advocates have a very short window of time in which to gather the signatures necessary to secure a public vote on the state's new restrictive abortion law. In Wisconsin, state GOP lawmakers broke with anti-abortion forces to advocate for a measure that broadens birth control access....
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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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U.S. lawmakers push Mylan, Teva over drug pricing probe

Aug 15, 2019 , Reuters
The head of the U.S. House of Representative's oversight panel on Wednesday called on three drugmakers to turn over documents as part of an ongoing congressional review over generic drug price increases and accused the companies of "apparent efforts to stonewall" the probe....
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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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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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Critics See Juul’s Lobbying Blitz As Proof That Its Promises To Fight Youth Vaping Are Empty

Aug 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“Juul’s increased spending on lobbying and political donations is the latest example that the company says one thing and does another," said Vince Willmore, vice president of communications at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The company, under fire from regulators and lawmakers, has been ramping up spending in Washington. In other news, the FDA is investigating seizures possibly linked to e-cigarettes and a study finds that quitting smoking can help even late in a pregnancy....
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Flurry Of States Passed Red Flag Laws, But There’s Little Research On Their Impact At Reducing Gun Violence

Aug 07, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
President Donald Trump and other lawmakers are boosting the idea of red flag laws, which allow loved ones and law enforcement to take guns away from someone they suspect may hurt themselves or others. Although there's strong evidence that they reduce suicides, beyond that little research has been done on such protection orders' effectiveness. Furthermore, psychology experts say a significant number of mass shooters are in their late teens to early 20s, when signs of severe mental illness may...
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Group Of Doctors Urges Lawmakers To Investigate Deaths Of Six Migrant Children While Held In U.S. Custody

Aug 03, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The Harvard and Johns Hopkins doctors were particularly alarmed by the possibility of the poor conditions increasing the spread of infectious diseases....
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Eli Lilly confirms probe by New York's Attorney General over insulin prices

Aug 03, 2019 , CNBC Health
Eli Lily, the maker of blockbuster diabetes treatment Humalog, has been under scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers and the White House over the high cost of its life-saving...
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State Highlights: Colorado Lawmakers Open Wide-Ranging Discussions On How To Create Public Option; North Carolina Looks At ‘Innovative’ Ways To Expand Oral Health Care

Aug 01, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Colorado, North Carolina, New Hampshire, California, Ohio, Indiana, Massachusetts, Florida, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland and Oregon....
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Trump administration is drafting plan to allow US consumers to import drugs from Canada

Jul 31, 2019 , CNBC Health
Trump has previously supported a plan by U.S. lawmakers who have said they can lower high prescription drug costs by approving imports from Canada, where prices are...
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U.S. lawmakers grill e-cigarette maker Juul over efforts targeted at schoolchildren

Jul 27, 2019 , Reuters
E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc funded a "holistic health education" camp as part of efforts to market directly to school-aged children, members of a U.S. congressional panel said on Thursday, citing internal company documents....
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