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

Stevenson to serve as interim chairman of health policy

Stevenson to serve as interim chairman of health policy

David Stevenson, PhD, MS by Jill Clendening David Stevenson Jr., PhD, MS, professor of health policy, has been named interim chair of the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He succeeds Melinda Buntin, PhD, the Mike Curb Professor and founding department chair, who joined Johns Hopkins University to establish a Center for … Read more

Biden takes aim at Trump’s health care policy

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Friday already?! Here’s what we’re looking at as we prepare for lawmakers to return to Washington next week. Biden moves to limit ‘junk insurance’ President Joe Biden on Friday proposed a series of initiatives intended to reduce health care costs, including new restrictions on short-term insurance plans that critics are calling “junk” because they can … Read more

Illinois health policy experts discuss Medicaid managed care and the future of eligible dual coverage – State of Reform

Illinois health policy experts discuss Medicaid managed care and the future of eligible dual coverage - State of Reform

Value-based healthcare experts have outlined federal governments changes to the proposed rules for Medicaid managed care and how they report improved alignment and quality of care for dual Medicaid-Medicare eligible special needs plans (D-SNP) at the 2023 Illinois State Health Care Policy Reform Conference earlier this month. Get information on upcoming events, insights from key … Read more