August 31 – September 17, 2018
The purpose of this bulletin is to compile a handful of articles relating to health care coverage in the United States that are most pertinent to LIUNA and its health and welfare funds. We hope you find this biweekly bulletin helpful and informative.
It’s hard to think of a company that seems less likely to transform health care.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending children be vaccinated with injectable flu vaccine for the coming season, rather than the nasal spray vaccine FluMist, unless a child will only be vaccinated if he or she can forgo a needle, or if a doctor runs out of flu shots.
Consumers who buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act markets may be pleasantly surprised this fall as average premiums are forecast to rise much less than in recent years.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Lawyers from 20 mostly conservative states on Wednesday demanded a federal judge scrap the “hollow shell” of Obamacare.
A majority in a new poll want ObamaCare’s protections for pre-existing conditions to remain the law.
A desperate but determined group of parents raised millions through golf tournaments and cocktail parties to support research for drugs to fight cystinosis, a rare, fatal childhood disease.
Two months before Election Day, some Republicans have embraced an unexpected new way to attack Democratic candidates: The party of Medicare for All, they charge, actually wants to take away Medicare from senior citizens.
How large a role do doctors play in the opioid crisis?
A pharma executive has defended his decision to raise the price of an antibiotic mixture to more than $2,000 a bottle, arguing there was a “moral requirement to sell the product at the highest price.”
STATES IN THE NEWS
Verity Health System of California, Inc. the nonprofit that took over four former Daughters of Charity hospitals in the Bay Area — two of which are coveted by Santa Clara County — filed for bankruptcy protection Friday.
Iowa employers, who provide health insurance to more than half of all Iowans, aren't dropping the benefit, despite facing a series of steep premium increases, a new study shows.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson called in the press today to defend his work rule for Medicaid and to say, essentially, that loss of coverage was on those who lost it, not the state.