Carroll County School Board approves policy changes and revamps employee health care

Carroll County School Board approves policy changes and revamps employee health care

The Board of Education unanimously approved a health care provider for Carroll County public school employees and policy revisions related to violent incidents and student health. At its monthly Wednesday evening meeting, the board approved the renewal of employee health care through Aetna. As a provider of Medicaid, prescription drugs, stop loss insurance, and Medicare … Read more

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

Why do Americans pay more for health care?

Why do Americans pay more for health care?

The United States spends significantly more on health care than other nations, but it doesn’t have better health outcomes. Additionally, rising health care spending is a key driver of America’s unsustainable national debt, and high health care costs also make it more difficult to respond to public health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Below … Read more

Equum Medical and National Rural Health Association collaborate on IT and telehealth to help support the health safety net

Equum Medical and National Rural Health Association collaborate on IT and telehealth to help support the health safety net

NEW YORK, July 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has designated Equum Medical as an exclusive partner of the Health Information Technology Coalition. The HIT Coalition, with the support and expertise of Equum Medical, will work on initiatives to revolutionize care for rural Americans through more widespread and effective use of … Read more

Law firm suffers a health data breach impacting 40K

The latest reported breaches are impacting small and medium-sized healthcare organizations

By Jill McKeon July 11, 2023 – Global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe suffered a data breach affecting more than 40,000 people. The data was originally held by the company because it was working on a case involving a 2020 safety event involving a vision benefits plan. As a result of unauthorized activity on … Read more

Health Canada’s new rules target vaping ‘Wild West’ – National | globalnews.ca

How a Canadian Scientist and a Venomous Lizard Helped Pave the Way for Ozempic - National |  globalnews.ca

Health Canada will soon have a clearer look into the haze of Canadian vaping habits as new reporting requirements for retailers and manufacturers aim to address what some are calling a Wild West. Under new regulations passed in June, companies now must submit semi-annual sales data and ingredient lists to Health Canada, with the first … Read more

Mental health respite facilities are filling care gaps in more than a dozen states

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If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing “988” or the Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741741. Aimee Quicke has made repeated trips to emergency rooms, hospitals, behavioral health facilities, and psychiatric lockdowns for mental health crises — including suicidal … Read more

Pholcodine-based cough and cold medicines coming with warning, experts decide next step – News18

Spurred by the medical alert issued by the global health agency, the panel suggested India's drug regulatory agency, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), to issue a warning regarding the use

Spurred by the medical alert issued by the global health agency, the panel suggested India’s drug regulatory agency, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), issue a warning regarding the “cautious” use of the product. (Representative Photo/Shutterstock) In March, the World Health Organization issued a warning amid concerns that pholcodine use could cause sudden and life-threatening … Read more

No connection between the submarine tragedy and health care credit

No connection between the submarine tragedy and health care credit

Claim: Media used Titan submarine tragedy to ‘cover’ a $1,300 monthly health care credit A July 2 Facebook post (direct link, archive link) shows a video alleging that the media used the implosion of the submersible Titan to divert people’s attention away from free health claims. Guys, the media was using the byline to cover … Read more

New report exposes breadth of medical practices owned by private equity – UC Berkeley Public Health

New report exposes breadth of medical practices owned by private equity - UC Berkeley Public Health

The practice leads to higher consumer prices The American Antitrust Institute (AAI), in collaboration with the Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare of the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth (Equitable Growth), announced the publication of a new report on private equity ownership in healthcare. … Read more