Health & Human Services
A Colorado county where residents are dealing with hospital and medical costs much higher than in other parts of the state is now turning to a new model to negotiate on behalf of some of the largest employers in the region.
Health & Human Services
Syphilis rates jumped by 73 percent overall and 156 percent for women from 2013 to 2017.
When a case is suspected, public health employees launch an exhaustive investigative process that one official called "real gumshoe work."
Legislators in several states want pharmacy benefit managers to disclose more information about their practices, particularly rebates.
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Detailed proposals are on the table in 41 states.
Republican lawmakers don’t want to fully implement a ballot initiative passed in November. One health-care advocate called it “trampling on … representative democracy.”
No two agencies are alike, which made designing a software solution for preconfigured forms and procedures difficult in the past.
“While short-term extensions can be challenging for states, we are committed to working with Congress on a long-term reauthorization that provides certainty for states and families,” according to Scott Pattison, the executive director of the National Governors Association.
Mayors called on leaders in Washington to reopen the government, while highlighting their efforts to help federal employees and others hurt by the shutdown.
Of the 600-plus rural hospitals at risk of closing, Texas has the most facilities in danger, a study found.
“We think 2019 is going to be the year of Medicaid buy-in,” one health care advocate said.
Taxing big business means more money for health care and social assistance, but the city’s economist says it could also mean fewer jobs and a smaller economy if companies move or open elsewhere—which could sting in a recession.
Many localities haven’t yet felt the full brunt of influenza season.
Newly issued data show the financial challenge posed by "other post-employment benefits."
After being discovered in New Jersey in August 2017, the invasive species has been spotted in 45 counties in eight other states.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture offered its proposal Thursday, the same day the president signed a bill that rejected expanded work mandates.
A California state auditor’s report focuses much attention on a slow public health response as the highly-contagious liver disease spread.
“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … a brand new STD.”
Officials in the three states where voters approved expanding Medicaid last month are moving forward, regardless of a ruling by a Texas judge declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
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