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Health Care and Insurance News Bulletins 

March 9 – March 22, 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 New York Times: Trump Uses Page From 'Smart Policymaking 101' On Health Care

The Trump administration is taking a pragmatic new tack on health care, with officials promising consumer friendly changes and savings in areas from computerized medical records to prescription drugs.


ABC News: Insurers Get Into Care, But Is It Good For Your Health?

In the not-too-distant future, your health insurance, your prescription drugs and some of your treatment may come from the same company.


Kaiser Health News: FDA Moves To Cut Nicotine In Cigarettes, Helping Smokers Kick Habit

Cigarettes would contain less addictive nicotine — making them less attractive to smokers — under an “unprecedented” plan the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday.


RealClear Health: Rural America's Health Care Crisis

Rural communities are facing a crisis that, while quiet, is threatening millions.


The Hill: Congress To Boost Opioid Treatment, Prevention Dollars

Congress is adding a several billion dollar boost to the omnibus in order to combat the opioid epidemic — an effort to bolster prevention, treatment and law enforcement initiatives to combat the crisis killing thousands of people each year.




Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee County Sues Prescription Drug-Makers And Distributors Behind The Opioid Crisis

Milwaukee County sued several pharmaceutical drug-makers and distributors Wednesday in federal district court in Milwaukee for creating a public nuisance and violating federal racketeering laws while contributing to a local opioid epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths.