Health Care and Insurance News Bulletins
January 20 – February 2, 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.
Most GOP lawmakers aren’t interested in another failed effort to gut the health law in an election year.
"The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy," Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett said in a statement.
H.R. 2029, or the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, is a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that was signed into law on December 18, 2015.
Sen. Bernard Sanders took to Facebook on Tuesday to pitch his “Medicare for all” plan to the public, hoping to rally liberal voters – but putting red-state Democrats in a tough spot ahead of November’s elections.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Tuesday it had changed a regulation to allow more healthcare professionals to prescribe a medication used to treat opioid addiction, opening up access in rural America where there are few doctors.
STATES IN THE NEWS
Labor unions that represent Massachusetts public employees are fuming over a stunning decision by a state commission to limit their health plan options and are lashing out against the move, which affects hundreds of thousands of people and shakes up the local insurance industry.
The tiny suburb of Hilltop, located just north of Minneapolis, is hosting an experimental mash-up of health care services that's helping to generate buzz on Wall Street.