With state funding, Burlington is close to launching a mental health crisis response team

Burlington is close to launching a new crisis response team to be run by the Howard Center. Photo by Patrick Crowley/VTDigger With the guarantee of a government grant, Burlington is close to rolling out a Crisis Response Team this year to help with mental health emergencies. Mayor Miro Weinberger announced to City Council Monday night … Read more

The Covid wave in China increases consumer interest in health insurance

Chuiyangliu Hospital, pictured in January 2023 in Beijing, has in the past few years finished renovations that have allowed daily patents to increase sixfold to 5,000 per day, according to official estimates. Yin Hun Chau | CNBC BEIJING — Health, sports and wellness top the shopping list for anyone in their late 20s or older … Read more

Unmet Need: Critics cite failures in health care for poor adoptive children

One night last month, a 9-year-old boy with autism who talked about killing himself was among about 70 state-supervised children and youth sleeping in hotels across Georgia. This story also appeared in Georgia Health News and Kaiser Health News Audrey Brannen, the Georgia child welfare agency’s complex care coordinator, said the Georgia health insurance company … Read more

Eva Women’s Clinic provides assistance to women who are pregnant or may become pregnant

NEW PHILADELPHIA – A new clinic has joined the local healthcare community to help women who are pregnant or suspect they may be. Eva Women’s Clinic, which has locations in Canton and Akron, opened a third location at 152 North Broadway on January 9. The clinic offers free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and STD screening and … Read more

Access to abortion is vital for people with disabilities

tThese days, Flora Ellis’ mom keeps a stash of morning-after cereal in a cupboard in their Oklahoma home. It’s not just because she’s an “amazing mom,” though Ellis, 20, stresses that she is. That’s because Ellis was born with a connective tissue disorder that prevents her body from making collagen properly. In addition to limiting … Read more

Court of Appeal to hear arguments for banning transgender health care for state employees

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The National Guard is pushing for health insurance, better wages, and more training

The National Guard is in a transition period of sorts. After two decades of high operational pace during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that made guard service sometimes as much a commitment as an active duty situation, the component is taking stock of what it does and what it can provide. High on the … Read more

Two healthcare giants in a contract dispute. This is the Austin family caught in the middle.

January 3 was a strange day for Leslie McGuinness Monclova, a parent and employee at UT Austin. Her father reached out to her and said he had seen her on TV. A friend did too. She was in a testimonial ad for Dell Children’s Medical Center, where her son, Taffy, has received life-saving treatment for … Read more

A skeptic’s advice on antitrust regulation

Hal Andrews, CEO, Trillian Health | Brilliant health Antitrust enforcement in health care It got tougher under President Joe Biden, with mixed results. The Federal Trade Commission has prevented health care systems from becoming too large, while the Justice Department unsuccessfully challenged the UnitedHealth Group’s purchase of health financing and billing data company Change Healthcare. … Read more

After a fruitful 2022, expect healthcare policymakers to focus on implementation

Jim Valley / Adobe Stock Despite the usual partisan bickering and election year posturing, lawmakers had a productive year enacting healthcare policy in 2022. “This previously had a crowded Congress, and a lot of it ended up happening,” says Joel White, president and CEO of Horizon Government Affairs. “I would say the most important thing … Read more