Health care

Health experts call on officials to curb anti-vaccine activism

A group of health experts calls on public and private sector health officials and policymakers to do more to counter anti-vaccine activism and sentiment in the United States and to convince Americans of the lifesaving benefits of vaccines against COVID and other illnesses. In an article published in the medical journal The Lancet, a team …

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Black men are more likely to die after surgery than their peers, suggests a new study

Cnn — Among older patients, black men may be more likely to die within 30 days of surgery than their peers, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ, suggests that this inequity could be driven by outcomes following elective surgery, for which deaths were 50 percent higher for …

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Omnibus Bill Will Impact Telehealth, Mental Health | EBA extension

Between the rising health care costs and the end of government aid fueled by the pandemic nears, employers and employers may feel that there is little good news on the health front. But the Consolidated Text of the 2023 Appropriations is ready to offer some relief. The Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2023 is a $1.7 …

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Trinity Health lawsuit alleges ‘monopolistic behavior’ by major Western Michigan orthopedic practice

BIG RAPIDS – Health of the Trinity and four surgeons want a federal court to void non-compete agreements with Orthopedic Associates of Michiganarguing that they allow the market’s largest orthopedic practice to essentially hold a monopoly on procedures in Kent County. In a federal lawsuit filed this week, Michigan Trinity Healthcare and the surgeons claim …

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Georgia House aims to ease the cost of health insurance on schools

Home budget writers in Georgia want to roll $100 million into the state employee health plan to lessen the sting of health insurance premium hikes for public school districts. The House Appropriations Committee included that change on Wednesday as it voted to pass House Bill 18. Change the state budget, which ends on June 30. …

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FTC Issues Updated Healthcare Product Complaints Guide – Healthcare

On December 20, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its Healthcare Product Compliance Guide (“Healthcare Product Guide”). This is the first update in nearly 25 years to the FTC’s guidance on advertising claims for dietary supplements, foods, over-the-counter drugs and other health-related products. The update draws on over 200 new cases since the release …

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Canadian leaders are finally waking up to the horrors of single-payer healthcare

“Hopefully Americans will look at the human tragedies unfolding in Canada and Britain – e … [+] make it clear to progressive lawmakers that they have no interest in Medicare for All here,” writes Sally Pipes. getty In my last column, I wrote that Canada’s healthcare system was not a model for the United States. …

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Health plan expands care network to Western Michigan with new Corewell Health contract

Anew deal with Corewell Health West extends based on Lansing Doctors Health Plan‘s service network in western Michigan. The contract with Corewell Health West began January 1 and includes PHP’s HMO, PPO, individual and group point-of-service plans, and Medicare policies. The contract covers all of Corewell Health West’s hospitals, urgent care, hospices and home health …

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Healthcare workers push for more funding for public health | Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – Health professionals from across the state gathered at the Statehouse late last week to push the General Assembly on public health funding – a demand that has repeatedly given lawmakers pause. The governor’s Public Health Commission, spurred on by the role local public health departments play in the COVID-19 pandemic, sought to analyze …

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