July 11 – July 29, 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 decade, more than 350 workers nationwide have died from heat-related illness, and tens of thousands have had heat-related problems serious enough that they missed at least one day of work.
The House voted Wednesday night to pass a bill that would scrap Obamacare’s so-called Cadillac tax, an inactive provision of the health law meant to help control health-care spending.
When reforms shortened working hours for U.S. doctors-in-training, some worried: Was that enough time to learn the art of medicine? Would future patients suffer?
Here’s a to-do list for preventing dementia, new research suggests: Ditch red meat, take a brisk walk to the grocery store, do the Sunday crossword and stick to one glass of wine at dinner.
Hospital executives, with some support in Congress, are lobbying for more regulation to protect health information from unscrupulous data mongers.
Paying people to stop smoking is a very effective method of getting them to quit, a large review of studies has found.
When he heard about Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ alternative payment program, Dr. Steven Strongwater, the CEO of Atrius Health, says he was delighted.
The Trump administration has the authority to make it easier to buy a less expensive alternative to Obamacare coverage, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Drug companies shipped billions of painkillers to communities across America without proper oversight between 2006 and 2012, according to newly released data from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), highlighting the pharmaceutical industry's role in the opioid epidemic as it faces a possible legal reckoning similar to that which befell the tobacco companies in the 1990s.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday it issued a warning to Curaleaf Inc. for making "unsubstantiated" claims about the health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD).
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In 2016, Teresa Brooke was fired from Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Sonoma County, for reporting a “full-blown patient riot” and multiple instances of patient self-harm and sexual assault that she witnessed at the hospital.
The wide-ranging health care bill requires insurance companies to cover physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy for all children 18 and under with disabilities.
More people are using highways to harm themselves, including the 40-year-old man who jumped to his death off the South Willow Street bridge over Interstate 293 on Monday, according to a New Hampshire State Police official.
Denise Wall, a Fresno area school teacher with more than $2,000 in medical bills, was outraged to hear she could get free care if she quit her job and enrolled her family in Medicaid.
High costs, low rates and scarce job applicants are forcing ambulance services to consolidate, take on new tasks and outsource.
The Florida panel that regulates medical doctors will begin putting in place rules next week that are designed to make the state’s new telehealth law a reality.