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Viewpoints: Are Safe Injection Sites Safe?; Thinking About Fake [Health] News
6/26/2017 09:29:47 AM
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Parsing The Policies: What About Pre-Existing Conditions? Insurance Market Stability? Coverage For People With Disabilities?
6/26/2017 09:29:43 AM
Editorial and opinion writers examine how the health policies currently being debated will affect people who gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act as well as how forces within the health insurance marketplace would be altered by the Republicans' plan and how vulnerable populations could be impacted.
Different Takes On The Politics Swirling Around The Senate GOP’s Health Plan
6/26/2017 09:29:38 AM
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on the high political stakes in play regarding the legislation that the Senate Republican leadership has named The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. But will it be better?
State Perspectives: Counting The Reasons To Oppose Republican Plans For Medicaid
6/26/2017 09:29:34 AM
Editorial pages across the country detail how their states and jurisdictions would be hit by the proposed cuts to this program.
The Medicaid Debate: Does The Senate GOP Plan Mean Reform Or Is It Just Plain Mean
6/26/2017 09:29:30 AM
Editorial writers take hard-line positions on how the pending GOP repeal-and-replace plans would reduce funding for the low-income health insurance program and change its structure.
Research Roundup: AHCA’s Impact On Medicaid; Hearing Aids In Free Clinics
6/26/2017 09:29:24 AM
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
State Highlights: Bill Would Make Volunteer Medical Work Across State Lines Easier; Texans’ Health Data Exposed For Months
6/26/2017 09:29:19 AM
Media outlets report on news from Tennessee, California, Massachusetts, Texas, Connecticut, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin and Colorado.
For Those With Alzheimer’s, Coping With Other Symptoms Can Be Worse Than Memory Loss
6/26/2017 09:29:15 AM
"You don't die of Alzheimer's," Greg O'Brien says. "You die of everything else. But first, you live with it all." In other public health news: strokes, racial disparity in transplants, managing chronic diseases, toilet-training newborns, obesity and more.
Despite Efforts To Curb Problem, Inappropriate Social Media Postings Continue To Plague Nursing Homes
6/26/2017 09:29:12 AM
While the problem isn’t new, the pace of reported incidents has certainly picked up — and it’s not clear why.
As More Rely On Gig Economy, The Idea Of Employee Benefits May Be Facing An Overhaul
6/26/2017 09:29:08 AM
"I think we also want to start imagining the next era of a safety net, where people can do the work they enjoy and need to do, and can get the benefits that they need," says Sara Horowitz, executive director of the Freelancers Union.