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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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2nd District candidates Lewis and Craig clash on health care 18.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In their rematch for Congress, Jason Lewis and Angie Craig have sharply differing views on how to make health care more affordable.
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Trump’s EPA pivots yet again on reviews of new chemicals under TSCA, leaving public and worker health in the dust 17.7.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. EDF has learned from multiple sources that political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are on the verge of taking yet another huge lurch away from what the 2016 reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) require when EPA reviews the safety of new chemicals prior […]
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Staggering prices slow insurers' coverage of CAR-T cancer therapy 17.7.2018 News
Patients whose blood cancers have failed to respond to repeated rounds of chemotherapy may be candidates for t-cell therapy. But the approved therapies, with price tags of hundreds of thousands of dollars, have roiled the insurance approval process, leading to delays and, in some cases, denials of coverage, clinicians and analysts say.
Health insurers are vacuuming up details about you -- and it could raise your rates 17.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Without scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on public data about things like race, marital status, your TV consumption and even if you buy plus-size clothing.
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Public health, medical, academic, and scientific groups oppose EPA transparency rule 16.7.2018 EcoTone
Nearly seventy public health, medical, academic, and scientific groups representing millions of Americans released the following statement to express concern over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” proposed rule: We strongly oppose EPA’s efforts to restrict the use of the best available science in its policymaking and encourage EPA to ...
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Youth smoking trends in Philadelphia are changing. Now the city's lost a major tool to stop that. 16.7.2018 News
Youth smoking trends in Philly are changing rapidly, and now thanks to a new state policy, the city has lost a major tool to address the problem.
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Agency watchdog slams ex-HHS chief Price on costly travel 13.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The government wasted at least $341,000 on travel by ousted Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, including booking charter flights without considering cheaper scheduled airlines, an agency watchdog said Friday.
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Majority of youngest migrants reunited with parents, Trump administration says 12.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Out of 103 children under age 5, officials say 57 have been returned to their parents and that the rest are ineligible. But it's up to a judge to decide whether they've complied with the court order.
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Health Law Is an Issue in Fight Over Brett Kavanaugh 12.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is prompting a new round of fighting about the Affordable Care Act, as Democrats warn that he could imperil the health law and Republicans say the issue is a distraction from his qualifications
Trump Administration Slashes Funds for ACA Outreach 11.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Most of the funding for an Affordable Care Act outreach program is being cut by the Trump administration, a move that touched off an angry response from Democrats who called it another attempt to sabotage the health law.
Minnesota health plans see big hit from frozen U.S. payments 11.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Minnesota health plans may face big financial hits from the government's decision to freeze so-called risk-adjustment payments. A trade group called the decision "ridiculous."
What Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could mean for the ACA 11.7.2018 News
While Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's position on the Affordable Care Act is less clear than his stance on other high-stakes issues, his conservative track record and support for executive power could threaten the health law, policy analysts said.
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If high court reverses Roe v. Wade, 22 states likely to ban abortion 10.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As with current abortion policies, a reversal of the landmark court decision would mean a woman's access to the procedure would continue to be determined by where she lives.
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Alcohol kills many more Americans than opioids do. Why do we think drinking is healthy? 9.7.2018 News
Backed by a strong industry, alcohol's dangers may be underplayed and its benefits exaggerated. A study to examine the health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption, jointly funded by the National Institutes of Health and the alcohol industry, was recently halted for reasons including possible conflicts of interests.
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“It Isn’t Just Flint.” How the Next Water Crisis Could Happen Anywhere. 9.7.2018 Mother Jones
You may think you know the story of what happened in Flint, Michigan. When Flint, under the direction of a state-appointed emergency manager, switched its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River in 2014, the people in the mostly lower-income, black city almost immediately began noticing problems—discoloration, unexplained rashes, and illnesses. It took […]
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Sheriff: More psychiatric bed space needed so mentally ill don't sit in jail 7.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The Department of Human Services says a massive increase in the number of people that the law requires DHS move from jails to treatment facilities has put a tremendous strain on the system.
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With more opioid use, people are more likely to get caught up in the justice system 6.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A new study shows Americans with opioid addiction are more likely to have been arrested or convicted of a crime, suggesting a need to involve cops, courts and jails in treating addiction.
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Expert group denounces the refusal to treat under 'conscientious objection' 5.7.2018 - News for the rest of us
Food & Health For the first time ever, an expert group has arrived at a majority consensus that the practice of so-called "conscientious objection" by health-care professionals should not be allowed. The experts agreed that the practice of refusing to provide legal and essential health care due to a doctor's personal or religious beliefs is a violation of medical ethics and of patients' right to health care. Abortion and other reproductive health care are the most commonly refused services. Unconscionable: When Providers Deny Abortion Care is the title of the expert group's just-released report with recommendations. It is a product of the first global meeting on the topic of "conscientious objection," which took place in Montevideo, Uruguay in August 2017 because the refusal to treat is a major barrier to abortion access in many Latin American countries . Organized by the International Women's Health Coalition and Mujer y Salud en Uruguay (Women and Health in Uruguay), the meeting brought together 45 ...
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Yet Another Reason to Thank the Founding Fathers 4.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
They saved us from British single-payer health care.
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