Health & Human Services
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Struggling to recover after Hurricane Michael … firefighter overtime pay in L.A. County … and a growing trash rebellion in St. Paul, Minn.
Statistics show that disparities persist between rates of young children on Medicaid and kids with private insurance.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Another police “swatting” call … Florida red tide spreads … San Francisco's new seismic list ... and remembering the Taj Mahal of municipal pools.
Two specific provisions of new federal legislation to combat opioids could help states trying to offer addicts more treatment options.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Miami’s strong-mayor vote ... N.C.’s Florence road damage estimate … Texas special education funding … and Calif. DMV warns of new scam.
With its employee health plan in financial crisis, Montana hired a former insurance insider who pushed back against industry players with vested interests in keeping costs high. She proved, essentially, that bargaining down health care prices works.
Looking at proposals for treatment system transformation, the substance use disorder workforce and underserved populations.
Financial distress has been exacerbated by multiple factors in recent years.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Feds sue California over net neutrality protections ... Nevada sex offender registry changes … and cat stuck on pole prompts interagency frustration.
In most places across the country, opioid addicts can't get addiction medication in ERs. But some have started to do things differently.
“Street medicine,” which had only a few resolute practitioners when it got its start in the mid-1980s, has surged within the past decade, growing into a network of programs in over 85 cities and in 15 countries.
The state is the first to move forward with new requirements for beneficiaries.
The map shows use of the overdose-reversing drug as reported by EMS responders, beginning in 2014.
An appellate court last week found that the First Amendment covers a weekly shared meal at a Fort Lauderdale park where homeless people are known to congregate.
Addiction practitioners say they’re seeing more young patients who are hooked on Xanax.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Trump vs. Portland’s mayor … pathway to six-figure teacher salaries in Texas … and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. scrambles after City Hall fire.
Arkansas state officials say new requirements will help people get into the workforce. Advocates, however, contend they will just kick people out of the insurance program.
In the coming year, insurance availability through the Affordable Care Act appears to be stabilizing in many states, with much smaller expected premium increases than in previous years.
In several states this year, the march to bring health care benefits to more low-income residents came with the insistence that able-bodied adults put in hours of work or volunteer time each month to retain the assistance.
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