Health & Human Services
Health & Human Services
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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Thirty states have passed safe harbor laws for Christian health care share ministries, stating that they are not insurance companies and are exempt from insurance regulations.
Finding more resources to help struggling populations “needs to be reframed as an economic imperative, even a national security issue.”
Nationwide, more than 47,000 Americans died by suicide last year, an increase of almost 5 percent over 2016.
The state health department reports that 664 women and 47 newborns have been diagnosed with the disease this year. Eight of those infected newborns have died.
Drug overdoses and suicides are causing American life expectancy to drop.
“With an improving economy and a very low unemployment rate, the fact that our nation is going backwards on children’s health coverage is very troubling,” said Joan Alker, executive director of the Center for Children and Families.
The FDA moved Thursday to impose new restrictions on how stores can sell e-cigarettes.
Acute flaccid myelitis has been reported in 39 states and Washington, D.C.
Long-term care measure goes down in Maine.
Ballot initiatives in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Utah are steaming toward Election Day, fueling perceptions that narratives on public-option health care have shifted.
A handful of states are looking to rapidly expand the availability of methadone treatment, which has historically been stigmatized and restricted.
In Minnesota, a training and hiring program is working on getting people into employment, including for the Hennepin County government.
Low vaccination rates may have contributed to an especially deadly flu season, which saw more than 80,000 fatalities.
A common virus seems to be behind a puzzling condition that’s paralyzing children, but uncertainties remain.
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Statistics show that disparities persist between rates of young children on Medicaid and kids with private insurance.
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