Category Archives: Healthcare

US arranging charter flight to evacuate diplomats out of China amid coronavirus outbreak, official says

Saturday a US official said that the US govrnment government is arranging a charter flight to evacuate diplomats from the Chinese city that has become ground zero for a new deadly strain of coronavirus.

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Under New ACA Rule, a Billing Change for Abortion Coverage

The Washington Post is reporting that insurers will be required to issue separate invoices for abortion coverage starting in June, the result of a new Obamacare rule, a change that will likely affect more than 3 million people.

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Case of monkeypox confirmed in England after patient had traveled to Nigeria

At least one person in England has been diagnosed with a rare viral infection known as monkeypox, Public Health England (PHE) confirmed this week.

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Homeless death rate in Los Angeles County jumps by more than a third, ‘sobering’ report says

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a report released Tuesday that between 2013 and 2018 the number of homeless deaths doubled from 536 to 1,047. The overall death rate, which takes into account increases in the total homeless population in the area, was up by over a third in that same period.

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Amazon Sending Workers Away for Healthcare

Amazon is paying the travel cost for employees who have been diagnosed with cancer to seek health care at the Los Angeles-area health system City of Hope.

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Funding ‘Medicare-for-all’ with taxes on the rich ‘impossible,’ study says

Monday a bipartisan budget watchdog released a report detailing options for how the federal government could pay for “Medicare-for-all,” the health care plan popular with 2020 Democratic presidential contenders — and its findings show there would be no way to fund the expanded health program by simply raising taxes on the rich.

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Sanders Campaign Pivots Health Scare to Medicare for All Message

Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential election campaign on Wednesday sought to use news the candidate had a heart procedure to highlight the benefits of his trademark Medicare for All healthcare plan.

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James Younger, 7, to have Texas judge decide fate amid parents’ gender transition battle; Abbott wades in

Texas dad’s desperate battle to keep his 7-year-old child from undergoing a gender transition championed by the biological male’s mother has captured the attention of conservatives nationwide – including the Lone Star State’s governor, who announced a review of the case by top officials, even as all involved await a pivotal court ruling Thursday that could alter the youngster’s life forever.

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Losartan blood pressure medication recall expanded again over cancer concerns, FDA says

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited has again expanded a recall of its blood pressure medication over concerns the tablets contain small amounts of a cancer-causing ingredient.

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US Has No Plans to Give Flu Shots to Migrants in Custody

Despite a push from experts to have migrants in custody vaccinated against the flu, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has no plans to do so.

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