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Requirements for Nurse Practitioners are Evolving, Allowing Them to Practice Without Physician Supervision

Requirements for Nurse Practitioners are Evolving, Allowing Them to Practice Without Physician Supervision

In summary The new rules will improve access to health care in many communities where it is lacking, supporters say. Some doctors worry that the rules will expand the scope of services provided by nurse practitioners. The California Nursing Agency approved rules this week that will allow nurse practitioners to treat patients without a doctor’s …

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Health policy forecast 2023: traffic jam with a chance of cooperation

Health policy forecast 2023: traffic jam with a chance of cooperation

Analysts predict the next two years of Congress, the president maneuvering in Washington. With a Democratic president and slim majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives, how likely is federal health care policy to stall in 2023? It depends on the question, said two experts who made their predictions in “What’s Next for Health …

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'Family Problem' Fix Allows Thousands of Granite Staters to Qualify for Cheaper Insurance - New Hampshire Bulletin

‘Family Problem’ Fix Allows Thousands of Granite Staters to Qualify for Cheaper Insurance – New Hampshire Bulletin

The “open enrollment” window to purchase federally subsidized healthcare opened Nov. 1 and will run through Jan. 15. cheaper insurance – but I don’t know. Jeremy Smith, Program Director for First Choice Services “We’re concerned that if people had checked out this program in the past years, they (might not have qualified) and now they …

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Arkansas Advocate: Arkansas lawmakers consider improving mental and behavioral health policy

Arkansas Advocate: Arkansas lawmakers consider improving mental and behavioral health policy

Arkansas lawmakers are compiling a report to recommend legislation in the 2023 session to strengthen mental and behavioral health services for Arkansans of all ages and incomes. The Joint Health Services Subcommittee met Monday to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the state’s existing resources for mental and behavioral health care, pursuant to a 2021 …

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Murray: Having “the conversation” with your elderly parents

Murray: Having “the conversation” with your elderly parents

With the holidays upon us, we look forward to the family gathering. This gives us a great opportunity to talk about the difficult and emotional subject of estate planning, which is essential for everyone. You shouldn’t assume everything will be taken care of unless you’re sure your parents have an up-to-date will and a broader …

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Nick Jacobs |  The challenge is to start getting along

Nick Jacobs | The challenge is to start getting along

When I started writing as a passionate hobby, things were very different. My continued pursuit of knowledge, college degrees, and work experience was enough to add a level of acceptance to my written opinions. I had paid my proverbial dues. If I had then quoted a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, National Academy of Sciences fellow …

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Leading Immigrant Advocacy Group Releases 2023 State Policy Program "Respect and Dignity"

Leading Immigrant Advocacy Group Releases 2023 State Policy Program “Respect and Dignity”

Members of Make the Road in Albany (photo: @MaketheRoadNY) Make the Road New York, the state’s largest member organization of immigrant advocates, will release its 2023-24 state policy platform on Wednesday and launch a series of town halls to push for legislation that includes protections expanded against unemployment, better access to health care, instituting expulsion …

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California racks up penalties for uninsured residents instead of cutting care costs

California racks up penalties for uninsured residents instead of cutting care costs

By Angela Hart SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nearly three years after California began fining residents who lack health insurance, the state has not distributed any of the revenue it collected, KHN has learned — money intended to help Californians who are struggling to pay for coverage. And so far, the majority of Californians paying the penalty …

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Texas GOP seeks to restrict transgender healthcare and drag shows

Texas GOP seeks to restrict transgender healthcare and drag shows

Texas Republicans introduced several bills this week that target the transgender community, including at least two measures to criminalize gender-affirming care for minors and one to prevent children from attending drag shows. Although the legislature doesn’t officially begin its next session until mid-January, Monday was the first opportunity for lawmakers to introduce their bills for …

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Health Care - State Judge Overturns Georgia Abortion Ban

Health Care – State Judge Overturns Georgia Abortion Ban

If anyone can take on Ticketmaster, it’s Taylor Swift fans. Pre-sale tickets for Swift’s tour went on sale today, and fan outrage over a myriad of issues has reignited discussions on Capitol Hill about breaking Monopoly. In health news, Georgia’s six-week abortion ban has been ruled unconstitutional. Welcome to night health care, where we follow …

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