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NYC wins key decision in plan to make Medicare Advantage plan mandatory for retired city workers

NYC wins key decision in plan to make Medicare Advantage plan mandatory for retired city workers

Mayor Adams’ administration won a key decision Thursday in its effort to move thousands of retired New York city workers into a highly controversial privatized Medicare Advantage plan. The decision, by an independent arbitrator overseeing the health care dispute, appears to pave the way for the administration to implement the Medicare Advantage plan as the …

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Democrats unveil legislation outlining plan for right to fertility treatments

Democrats unveil legislation outlining plan for right to fertility treatments

A trio of Democratic lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill that would protect access to assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), as organizations that support abortion access fear Republicans will continue such treatments in the future. Democratic senses Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) and Patty Murray (Wash.) and Rep. Susan Wild (D-Pa.) have introduced …

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Strep A kills three more children as UK activates alternative medicine plan

Three more children have died of strep A, it has emerged, and pharmacists across the UK have been told they can supply alternative antibiotics to those originally prescribed, in a bid to ease shortages of some forms of penicillin. Data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows that at least 19 children have now …

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Can New York's plan for the homeless with mental illness make a difference?

Can New York’s plan for the homeless with mental illness make a difference?

People with serious, untreated mental illnesses on the streets and subways have been a heartbreaking feature of New York City life for decades. But last month, Mayor Eric Adams announced an end to the days of ignoring the problem and revolving doors between hospitals, prisons and the streets. To help New Yorkers who are a …

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Youngkin reveals plan to improve behavioral health system

Youngkin reveals plan to improve behavioral health system

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Governor Glenn Youngkin revealed a three-year plan to close treatment gaps in Virginia’s behavioral health system on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Governor Youngkin outlined his approach at Parham Doctors’ Hospital, Henrico County’s only crisis center. Youngkin said the state’s current system is failing to meet growing mental health needs. “We have a …

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Why You Should Do Calisthenics Workouts and a Beginner Plan to Get Started

Why You Should Do Calisthenics Workouts and a Beginner Plan to Get Started

There are so many different ways to exercise, from strength training to cardio workouts to yoga classes and everything in between. But what if there was another type of exercise that could help you achieve your fitness goals? One that was suitable for beginners and could be done anywhere? Well, that’s where calisthenics workouts come …

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NJ sued over Horizon reorganization plan as defenders warn it could force bounty hikes

NJ sued over Horizon reorganization plan as defenders warn it could force bounty hikes

The Murphy administration failed to adequately protect the interests of Horizon’s 3.6 million policyholders when it approved the $13 billion insurance company’s corporate reorganization last month, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by consumer advocates and a union. The Health Care Workers Union, Allied Healthcare Professionals and Employees, consumer advocacy group Citizen Action New Jersey …

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Healthcare Stakeholders See Assurance and Incentives Key to Warner's Cybersecurity Plan

Healthcare Stakeholders See Assurance and Incentives Key to Warner’s Cybersecurity Plan

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., speaks during a oversight hearing Dec. 7, 2021 in Washington. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) Stakeholder groups representing tens of thousands of members and thousands of provider organizations responded to Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.’s healthcare cybersecurity policy options, refining his strong ideas for cyberinsurance, incentive programs and other necessary resource options …

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