Notre Dame students sue university over birth-control gain access to

The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Natasha Reisenberg felt anger, frustration and confusion upon learning her access to contraceptives would be limited. The realization came in February, when the University of Notre Dame announced it would deny access to those contraceptives it says are “abortion-inducing.” That’s why Reisenberg and…

New ACA Repeal Structure Reanimates Harmful Ideas from 2017

This week, the Health Policy Consensus Group– a consortium of think tanks and previous and existing lawmakers– advance a brand-new estimated that Graham-Cassidy, if passed in 2017, would have resulted in about 15 million people losing protection in 2018 and 2019, with an extra 17 million losing protection within Ten Years. In addition, the Graham-Cassidy…

Donate Blood Tomorrow, Get a Free Break Time Keyring!

Donate Blood Tomorrow, Get a Free Break Time Keyring! Break Time Nautical Split Contribute blood tomorrow to conserve a life – and get a couple of advantages, too! If you’re in Split, you might have noticed social networks posts sharing details that KBC Split Firule healthcare facility is presently in a blood shortage. Therefore, all…

Aetna gets a KanCare contract; Amerigroup doesn’t

The state of Kansas announced new contracts Friday for its $3 billion privatized Medicaid program, KanCare, jettisoning one of the three insurance companies that have run the program since former Gov. Sam Brownback started it five years ago. The new contracts, which start Jan. 1, went to Aetna, UnitedHealthcare and Sunflower State Health Plan, a…

Azar backs protections for preexisting conditions, skirting administration’s legal stance

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told lawmakers on Tuesday that he wants to preserve access to affordable insurance for Americans with preexisting medical conditions, but he declined to disclose his view of an administration move that could undercut such consumer protections. Calling it “a constitutional position … not a policy position,” Azar sidestepped…

Study: Opiate overdose hospitalizations up in Mercer County

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Mercer County had the sixth highest rate of healthcare facility admissions for opioid overdoses over a 2 year period in Pennsylvania, inning accordance with a newly-released report.The results become part of a research study short released by the Pennsylvania Health Care Expense Containment Council.The analysis discovered that during the two year duration…

NM opioid case to be heard by in-state jury

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state Attorney General’s Office has succeeded in keeping its lawsuit against opioid pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesale distributors in state court, despite the push from corporate attorneys to have the suit moved to federal court in Ohio. Now, if the case were…

Republicans wage a guerrilla war on your health care

While Trump preens in the afterglow of his doubtful accomplishments at the negotiating table with North Korea, let’s have a look elsewhere– at the Trump administration decision to abandon Obamacare requirements that medical insurance cover pre-existing conditions.Late recently, the federal government said in filings in a federal court case that the requirement to cover those…