July 31 – August 16, 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.
The first prescription medication extracted from the marijuana plant is poised to land on pharmacists' shelves this fall.
For the first time in 50 years, a new tick species has arrived in the United States — one that in its Asian home range carries fearsome diseases.
Doctors have long known that heart attack symptoms can be more difficult to recognize in women than in men.
Billionaire Trump ally Carl Icahn is urging Cigna investors to vote against the insurer’s multibillion dollar purchase of Express Scripts.
A central question in the current debate over work requirements in Medicaid is whether such policies promote health and are therefore within the goals of the Medicaid program.
U.S. health officials say they found a dramatic rise in the number of women who are hooked on opioids and delivering babies in hospitals.
Heat waves or hot weather that lasts for several days is not only uncomfortable, but also dangerous to your health.
Medicaid home care aides — hourly workers who help the elderly and disabled with daily tasks like eating, getting dressed and bathing — are emerging as the latest target in the ongoing power struggle between conservatives and organized labor.
Teen vaping is reaching epidemic levels and FDA is considering regulation to curb it.
U.S. News ranks the top 20 hospitals in the nation, plus the best hospitals in each state and metro area.
STATES IN THE NEWS
As its formal session barreled toward a close early Wednesday, the Massachusetts Legislature passed broad changes to how the state targets the opioid epidemic, but it failed to reach deals on major legislation addressing health care and the state’s school funding formula.