January 26 – February 21, 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.
Over the past three years, I've had one major goal in my personal life: To stop being so angry.
California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, speaking during a town hall Monday night, vowed to eliminate all private health care insurance for approximately 150 million Americans if she is elected president.
Private emails between employees at the Coca-Cola Co. and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been exposed in a new research paper, raising questions about just how extensive of a relationship the soda company has had with the nation's public health agency.
Navy veterans long denied VA benefits are declaring victory after a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
The Trump administration’s top health official asked Congress on Friday to pass its new prescription drug discount plan and provide it to all patients, not just those covered by government programs like Medicare.
Inside a federal courtroom in Boston this week, a bit of intrigue has emerged as lawyers try to pry open the secretive plans of a new venture created by three of the world’s most powerful corporations.
The federal government’s new rule requiring hospitals to post prices for their services is intended to allow patients to shop around and compare prices, a step toward price transparency that has generated praise and skepticism.
Johnson & Johnson said Thursday it will start showing the list price of its prescription drugs in television ads, making it the first company to do so.
Snoring is the top reason that patients come to see Jennifer Hsia, a sleep surgeon at University of Minnesota Health in Minneapolis.
Someday soon you may walk into your local CVS Pharmacy with your prescription in one hand and your yoga mat in the other.
STATES IN THE NEWS
The number of new enrollees in Covered California health plans plunged by nearly a quarter this year, largely because of the elimination of the federal tax penalty for people without insurance, officials announced Wednesday.
As Tennessee officials move forward with a plan to require able-bodied adults to work, volunteer or go to school in order to keep state-funded health insurance, a new study finds that 68,000 could lose that benefit entirely as a result.
The heads of the Legislature's budget committee telegraphed Thursday they will keep Wisconsin in a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act.
Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Thursday to encourage nursing homes to maximize staff assigned to direct patient care.
What to do about Georgia’s thousands of poor adults without health coverage sparked a wave of debate Friday, one day after Gov. Brian Kemp was quoted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution embarking on plans to address it.