House just passed a controversial defense policy bill that limits access to abortion and transgender health care for military personnel. Here’s how the Colorado delegates voted.

House just passed a controversial defense policy bill that limits access to abortion and transgender health care for military personnel.  Here's how the Colorado delegates voted.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the annual defense policy bill on Friday, 219 to 210. The Colorado delegation like the House as a whole split largely, but not quite, along the lines of the party after Republicans added several controversial amendments to the culture war. The bill would authorize an $866 billion defense bill … Read more

Medicaid expansion has improved access to palliative care for cancer patients

Medicaid expansion has improved access to palliative care for cancer patients

By Kelsey Waddill July 13, 2023 — Medicaid recipients with advanced-stage cancer may have greater access to palliative care in states that have adopted Medicaid expansion, according to a study published in Health Affairs. The researchers leveraged the National Cancer Database to perform this assessment. The individuals in the sample ranged in age from 18 … Read more

State market would improve access to health care | Arizona Capitol Times

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Gov. Katie Hobbs demonstrated her political acumen during her recent showdown with the Republican-controlled legislature to pass an $18 billion bipartisan budget. She worked diligently with both sides to negotiate a deal that addressed some of the state’s greatest needs, especially affordable housing, infrastructure, and expanding health insurance for children. While these articles will have … Read more

Ketamine: Why can’t severely depressed patients access this effective treatment?

A national problem has been entrusted to a small clinic in Moss, says Ingmar Clausen.

Depression is a major cause of decreased quality of life. Between six and twelve percent of all people in Norway suffer from depression at any given time. It can even be fatal. In Norway, around 650 people take their own lives every year. Many of them are severely depressed. Current treatment is not good enough … Read more

Arizona may begin giving expanded access to birth control in July

More than 12 million US women take birth control pills.

Soon it is expected that Arizonans will be able to get birth control pills without a prescription. Expanded access could go into effect as early as July 5, according to state health officials. A 2021 law signed by former Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, a Republican, allows Arizona pharmacists to dispense self-administered contraceptives (the pill, patch … Read more