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    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration announced Friday that the state will next month step back from flexibilities that were offered to Medicaid providers and beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic, including allowing people to receive behavioral health services without first obtaining prior authorization. The Agency for Health Care Administration issued eight Medicaid notices announcing that the policies designed to make...
    (CNN)Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough is moving to make gender confirmation surgery available to transgender veterans through Veterans Affairs health care coverage, according to a VA department spokesperson. McDonough will announce the move at a Pride event at the Orlando Vet Center in Florida later on Saturday, according to the spokesperson."We are taking the first necessary steps to expand VA's...
    More On: health care Hundreds of health workers test positive for COVID-19 — despite getting vaccine WellBefore makes medical supplies affordable and efficient for all 178 hospital workers in Texas suspended for refusing to get COVID vaccine Reddit’s latest darling: Chamath Palihapitiya’s Clover Health When Kevin Vincent had to get two MRIs, he knew it would cost him. But...
    I got 13 visits to an ophthalmologist. This picture comes from a free eye clinic that was the only chance for many people to get any care. Sometimes when the U.S. health care system works for you, it becomes all the more visible how horribly it doesn’t work for so many people.  In late April 2020, I got a raging...
    OBAMACARE just survived yet another Republican-led challenge after the Supreme Court ruled against a Texas and 17 other states seeking to overturn the program. After the ruling on Thursday, President Biden praised the decision, calling it a "major victory" for the millions of Americans who would have lost their healthcare, had the appeal gone through. 6Obamacare survived the latest attack,...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Visitors to San Francisco's trans woman-led SHE-Boutique enter the trendy spot for the free fashion finds and stay for the supportive, friendly environment. Part of San Francisco Community Health Center (SFCHC), this one-stop shop for clothing and community building offers trans visitors an opportunity to pick up an array of fashion staples, shoes, accessories, and beauty products."It's...
    Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) carried out 1.5 million fewer surgical procedures than expected in 2020, including 108,000 fewer emergency operations, according to research. In a nationwide observational cohort study of surgical activity in England and Wales during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, the British Journal of Anaesthesia found  “a 33.6 per cent reduction in the national volume of surgical activity” over...
    (KHN)Christopher Richmond keeps a running tab on how many workers at the ManorCare skilled nursing facility he manages in western Pennsylvania have rolled up their sleeves for a Covid-19 vaccine.Although residents were eager for the shots this year, he's counted only about 3 in 4 workers vaccinated at any one time. The excuses, among its staff of roughly 100, had...
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting a challenge to Obamacare by ruling it lacked the standing to bring a suit against the law. Hawley said he is “not surprised” by the “dubious” decision to uphold Obamacare because the Supreme Court had telegraphed its decision beforehand. “I’m not surprised...
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday filed court documents saying recently passed laws in Arkansas and West Virginia restricting transgender rights are unconstitutional. The legal briefs, shared on Twitter by The Huffington Post, argue that the state laws violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. DOJ filed two statements of interest today regarding the rights of transgender youths:...
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court for the third time rejected a challenge to the country’s chief health insurance law that provides millions of Americans with coverage to help pay their medical costs. The court, in a 7-2 decision, dismissed on Thursday a bid by 18 Republican-led states and the administration of former President Donald Trump to upend the...
    BOSTON (CBS) — We have another reason for you to start a workout plan sooner rather than later. A new study finds that regular exercise before old age could save you a lot of money during retirement. Researchers at Newcastle University in the U.K. looked at data on more than 21,000 older Americans and found that people who started to...
    The Supreme Court ruling on Thursday was its third against Republicans' attempts to overturn Obamacare. After the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act for the third time, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) said Republicans need to look at legislative measures to continue their fight against...
    'We can't go back to normal because we died in our normal,' said Debra Fraser-Howze, the founder of a new health initiative. Every Sunday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. Joseph Jackson Jr. praises the Lord before his congregation. But since last fall he's been praising something else his...
    President Joe Biden celebrated the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Obamacare on Thursday, promising to expand the law in the future. “Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision is a major victory for all Americans benefitting from this groundbreaking and life-changing law,” Biden wrote in a statement. The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of the law rejecting a challenge brought...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Democrats are happy with the Supreme Court decision that saved the Affordable Care Act from another Republican challenge. In a 7-2 decision, the court ruled that the Republican-led states and two individuals who brought this latest case did not have legal standing to challenge the law’s individual mandate. READ MORE: Grab The Bug Spray: Rainy Season...
    The U.S. Supreme Court for the third time on Thursday upheld the legality of the country’s chief health insurance law that provides millions of Americans with coverage to help pay their medical costs.  The court, in a 7-to-2 decision, rejected a bid by 18 Republican-led states and the administration of former President Donald Trump to upend the 2010 Affordable Care...
    Washington — The Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out a closely watched legal battle targeting the Affordable Care Act, rescuing the landmark health care law from the latest efforts by Republican-led states to dismantle it. The court ruled 7-2 that the red states and two individuals who brought the dispute do not have the legal standing to challenge the constitutionality...
    A 14-year-old boy found abandoned in a Morris County home last week had been living on his own for several months, authorities said. The boy was seen riding his bike without lights in Morris Township just after 4:10 a.m. on June 11, Police Capt. Robert Shearer said in a release. Morris Township Sergeant Boeninghaus began to follow the boy, who...
    (CNN)The Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land.The Supreme Court's dismissal Thursday of the latest Republican-led challenge to the landmark health reform law, widely known as Obamacare, leaves in place the existing system. The act, which has survived multiple Republican attempts to tear it down in the 11 years since it was signed, has had a sweeping impact...
    WASHINGTON (CBS News) — The Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out a closely watched legal battle targeting the Affordable Care Act, rescuing the landmark health care law from the latest efforts by Republican-led states to dismantle it. The court ruled 7-2 that the red states and two individuals who brought the dispute do not have the legal standing to challenge...
    By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices left the entire law intact Thursday in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The law’s major provisions include...
    Washington — The Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out a closely watched legal battle targeting the Affordable Care Act, rescuing the landmark health care law from the latest efforts by Republican-led states to dismantle it. The court ruled 7-2 that the red states and two individuals who brought the dispute do not have the legal standing to challenge the constitutionality...
    Demonstrators in support of U.S. President Barack Obama's health-care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), hold up 'ACA is Here to Stay' signs after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to save Obamacare tax subsidies outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. June 25, 2015.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against Texas and...
    Manila, PhilippinesThe Philippines' labor minister said on Wednesday he will ask for government approval to allow 5,000 more health care workers to be deployed abroad, double the annual cap in a country that is one of the world's biggest sources of nurses.After lobbying by nurses' groups, Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello said he will recommend to the national coronavirus task force...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Gov. Jared Polis signed nine bills into law on Wednesday. He said the new laws will help families by fighting health care costs and improving education. (credit: CBS) Polis started his day on the West Steps of the state Capitol where he signed two bills involving health care. One requires the insurance commission to set up a...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Animals at the Shedd Aquarium eat well. They eat very well. From restaurant grade fish and home-grown vegetables to nutrition packed food pellets and bugs cultured inside the aquarium, Shedd animal diets are as gourmet as they get.The process of feeding animals - often by-hand from an animal specialist or aquarist - plays a bigger role than...
    A large study found nearly one-quarter of coronavirus survivors reported new medical ailments following 30 days of infection. Patients who battled a severe course of COVID-19 were more likely to report other new medical issues. Findings released from the national nonprofit Fair Health involved private health care claims data from 1,959,982 COVID-19 patients diagnosed with the virus from February to...
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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Animals at the Shedd Aquarium eat well. They eat very well. From restaurant grade fish and home-grown vegetables to nutrition packed food pellets and bugs cultured inside the aquarium, Shedd animal diets are as gourmet as they get.The process of feeding animals - often by-hand from an animal specialist or aquarist - plays a bigger role than...
    An Arizona family is mourning the death of their 24-year-old daughter who they claim sought weight loss surgery in Mexico and later died in a hospital in her home state due to complications from the procedure. Dulce Herrera, who died in early May, allegedly traveled to Tijuana after being connected with the facility through a Facebook group.  Her family, who...
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Greeley Stampede has named a grand marshal every year starting in 1954. This year the Stampede is changing tradition and instead of choosing just one or two individuals as grand marshals, all first responders, educators, and health care workers will be recognized as honorary grand marshals. (credit: CBS) The Greeley Stampede released this statement, “The last...
    NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (WLS) -- Decades after their service in the Vietnam War a group of area veterans are getting the thanks and respect they did not receive when they first came home.The Vietnam War Commemoration event at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago is a long overdue honor for the veterans who are...
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz joined the growing list of GOP lawmakers calling for the removal of Dr. Anthony Fauci Tuesday, arguing he is "political and not scientific." Fauci, President Biden's chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has faced severe backlash following the release of thousands of emails obtained through Freedom of...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A big celebration is coming to mark New York City’s reopening. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday a ticker tape parade to honor the city’s frontline workers who helped get New Yorkers through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported. READ MORE: New York Poised To Lift Most COVID Restrictions As Vaccination Rate...
    In this article IBBVIDEO2:4902:49Trading Nation: Biotech sees a boost in JuneTrading NationAs the Nasdaq hits records, one analyst is betting on a corner of the health-care sector still well offs its highs to drive the next leg of the rally. "The Nasdaq Composite broadly is breaking higher, and the key reason why is that it's not just tech anymore. You...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A little girl with big dreams is now chasing them. On Monday, she got the chance to become a doctor for a day, thanks to health care workers paying her back for her generosity during the coronavirus pandemic, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported exclusively. Desiree Mohammadi of Syosset looks up to the health care heroes who got...
    Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse in Houston, is steadfast in her belief that it's wrong for her employer to force hospital workers like her to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or say goodbye to their jobs. But that's a losing legal argument so far. In a stinging defeat, a federal judge bluntly ruled over the weekend that if employees of the...
    The program will receive $100 million in the next financial year, up from $20 million in 2017. Texas is set to shower $100 million on the state's "Alternatives to Abortion" program in its 2022-2023 budget, even though it's murky what participating organizations do with the money. At the same time,...
    The number of pediatric hospital units and beds in the U.S. has declined over the last decade, making it harder for children in certain areas to access care. A new study published on Monday found that the number of hospital units has dropped by 19 percent and the number of beds fell by 12 percent.  In addition, rural areas were...
    The Biden administration said Monday more than 1 million people are taking advantage of new tax credits that lower the cost of health insurance premiums. New tax credits created by the coronavirus relief package signed by President Joe Biden in March lowered the cost of health care for millions of...
    (CNN)New York City will hold a ticker tape parade to celebrate the health care staff, first-responders and other essential workers who got the city through the Covid-19 pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.The event will be the first official parade hosted in the city since the pandemic began early last year.The parade will be held July 7 on the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York is going to celebrate some true hometown heroes. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that the city will host a tickertape parade up the Canyon of Heroes in Lower Manhattan for health care workers and first responders. READ MORE: Road To Reopening: New York City Senior Centers Reopen For Indoor Programming “I said the...
    In this admittedly blurry screenshot of video from the time, members of the Young Lords march in 1970 carrying a banner reading, "Seize the hospital to serve the people." The struggle to obtain quality health care in communities of color here in the United States didn’t start with the battles and debates around Obamacare, Medicare for All, and universal coverage that...
    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak. On Wednesday, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, signed legislation creating a public health insurance option for the state's marketplace, joining Washington State as the only two states to offer a public plan. The move could expand coverage to the 350,000 uninsured Nevada residents, and lower the cost of health insurance overall on the market. The state will...