April 15 – April 28, 2019
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.
Researchers have 3D-printed a heart using a patient's cells, providing hope that the technique could be used to heal hearts or engineer new ones for transplants.
The CEO of the nation's largest health insurer on Tuesday sharply criticized "Medicare for all" proposals being debated by Democratic lawmakers and presidential hopefuls, weighing in on a major political fight ahead of the 2020 election.
How can a company that tells people explicitly not to buy its products survive? That’s a question for Philip Morris International Inc., which recently unveiled a campaign to “unsmoke” the world.
The Trump administration on Wednesday issued a regulation it said would impose new restrictions on asbestos, a deadly substance once commonly found in insulation materials.
President Donald Trump announced last month that the GOP will become “the party of health care,” and news reports suggest he intends to make it a top issue in his reelection campaign.
In 2017, Susan learned that she carries a genetic mutation that may elevate her lifetime risk of developing breast cancer to 72 percent.
The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government's overseers of Medicare and Social Security.
President Trump on Wednesday defended his efforts to address the country’s opioid epidemic, telling a crowd here that his administration had made “tremendous progress” on the issue, which has affected millions of Americans.
Measles cases across the country have skyrocketed in 2019, toppling a nearly 20-year, modern-era record in just under four months.
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Unionized workers are ramping up pressure on lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont to boost wages and address staffing shortages at nursing homes by threatening to walk off the job on May 1.
The Drug Enforcement Administration has chosen New Orleans, St. Bernard and Jefferson Parish as their 16th location to implement a strategy in the fight against prescription opioid and heroin abuse.
People who live in North Carolina’s long-term care homes aided by public assistance must pay for their own personal items, such as clothes or transportation, even a birthday card. Several new bills would change that.
Kaiser Permanente patients assembled outside the health care provider’s Oakland headquarters Wednesday, calling for shorter wait times for mental health appointments and demanding a meeting with the CEO.
Most states check once a year whether children on Medicaid still qualify for the program. Texas checks more often, using an automated system that critics say leads to kids losing coverage even though they're still eligible.
The Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition policy committee is close to finalizing its list of recommendations on prevention, screening, treatment and education to submit next week to Cleveland City Council.