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Monday Morning Reads

Here is what I’m reading as we kick off the workweek:

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Daily Reads

Detaining Immigrant Kids Now $1 Billion-a-Year Industry

Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. 1,051 more words

Crime Against Humanity

CHIME Says Healthcare Cybersecurity Should Be Innovation Focus

Healthcare cybersecurity ought to be one concentration zone of an open private workgroup that HHS is recommending to look at social insurance development and speculation, contended the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) in its remarks on the proposed gathering. 56 more words


A Formula For Disaster

They say our country pushed against a U.N. resolution
To encourage use of breast milk in impoverished towns and cities
To make all their children healthy. 224 more words

About 30 New Lawsuits Await Supreme Court Input in High-Stakes DSH Payments Case


In latest filing, HHS argues there’s a broader principle at play than the potential reimbursements totaling up to $4 billion.

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to consider this fall whether to take up a case implicating potentially billions of dollars in Medicare payments, hospitals that provide high rates of uncompensated care are lining up to ask the federal government for their piece of the pie. 361 more words

Science Policy Around the Web - July 6, 2018

By: Kelly Tomins, BSc

Genetic privacy

Could DNA Testing Reunite Immigrant Families? Get the Facts.

Since the enactment of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, over… 898 more words


HHS Secretary: No Confusion at Border: DNA Tests Under Way to Match Kids With Parents

Pictured: HHS Secretary Alex Azar

ㅤ"’Now, we will work with the court — we are doing so today to get clarification and hopefully support from the court to allow us to do our job — to ensure that in fact these are parents of the children. 141 more words