June 13 – June 27, 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.
While an estimated one-third of U.S. adults are taking prescription medications that carry depression and suicidal thoughts as potential side effects, those dangers are possibly being overlooked by both patients and their doctors because the medications themselves are unrelated to the treatment of mental-health conditions.
U.S. regulators have approved the first generic version of an under-the-tongue film for treating opioid addiction.
Surgeon, author and checklist-evangelist Atul Gawande has been picked to lead the health care venture formed by online giant Amazon, conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway and banking juggernaut JPMorgan.
The majority of people in a new poll say it’s important to them that ObamaCare’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions aren’t endangered.
STATES IN THE NEWS
MINNEAPOLIS — Sandy Dowland has been to the emergency room 10 times in the past year and was hospitalized during four of those visits.