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1 In 5 Immigrant Children Detained During ‘Zero Tolerance’ Border Policy Are Under 13

The Trump administration has detained 2,322 children 12 years old or younger amid its border crackdown, a Department of Health and Human Services official told Kaiser Health News on Wednesday. 941 more words

Public Health

Administration Eases Way For Small Businesses To Buy Insurance In Bulk

Small employers will be able to band together more easily to buy health insurance under rules issued Tuesday by the Trump administration. But the change could raise premiums for plans sold through the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplaces, analysts say. 839 more words

Insurance

After Opioid Overdose, Only 30 Percent Get Medicine To Treat Addiction

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More than 115 Americans die every day of opioid overdose. Many more who overdose survive due to the antidote medication naloxone. But a study out Monday finds that just 3 in 10 patients revived by an EMT or in an emergency room received the follow-up medication known to avoid another life-threatening event. 1,231 more words

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If You’ve Got Hep C, Spitting Can Be A Felony

Last week, an Ohio man who has the hepatitis C virus was sentenced to 18 months in prison for spitting at Cleveland police and medics. 1,038 more words

Public Health

First Female Dean 'A Sea Of Change' At USC’s Scandal-Plagued Medical School

The University of Southern California veered sharply and deliberately from tradition in naming the first woman — and the first geriatrician — to lead its 133-year-old medical school. 1,244 more words

Aging

Unwieldy Health Costs Often Stand Between Teachers And Fatter Paychecks

As teacher strikes flared this spring in more than half a dozen states, from West Virginia to Arizona, protesters bemoaned stagnant salaries, overcrowded classrooms and a lack of basic supplies like textbooks and computers. 1,111 more words

Insurance

New Hospital Leader Fights Price Controls Despite Reputation As A Reformer

In Maryland, Carmela Coyle is known as a reformer.

During her tenure as president of the Maryland Hospital Association, she helped establish a first-of-its kind state program that capped hospitals’ yearly revenue — a counterintuitive move for a leader in an industry anxious to defend its bottom line. 1,102 more words

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