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Nursing Homes Cost Cutting Hurt Staff and Residents

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Easing of rules at nursing homes that required a dedicated infection prevention expert is said to have exacerbated pandemic Cost-cutting measures at nursing homes across the U.S. exacerbated the pandemic. The piece suggested “there are strong indications that nursing homes aren’t just blameless victims and that the industry has, by lobbying against stricter federal… Read More »

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Driverless Trucks Continue Their Momentum in Texas

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Self-driving vehicle company TuSimple plans on establishing its autonomous truck hub in Fort Worth and may even send out driverless trucks without human safety operators onto routes as soon as next year.

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Some physicians, nurses have concerns about receiving coronavirus vaccines that were developed, authorized so quickly

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In a front-page article, the Washington Post (11/21) reported physicians and nurses “are expected to get top priority to receive vaccines that could become available as soon as next month,” but it’s unclear “how many will seize their place at the front of the line.” In response, “large health systems, medical societies and the… Read More »

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Trump Administration finalizes requirement for insurers to disclose actual prices to consumers

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The AP (10/29, Alonso-Zaldivar) reported the Trump Administration “finalized a requirement for insurers to tell consumers up front the actual prices for common tests and procedures.” The AP added that “a related Trump Administration price disclosure requirement applying to hospitals is facing a federal lawsuit from the industry, alleging coercion and interference with business practices.” The Hill (10/29, Weixel,… Read More »

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Nursing Home Neglect – Department Fails to Investigate

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A month after firing the state’s top nursing home regulator without explanation and disciplining another, the Illinois Department of Public Health acknowledged Friday that the agency did not investigate complaints of neglect and abuse for nearly 3½ months during the coronavirus pandemic. Chicago Tribune

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Nursing homes represent more than 1 in 4 COVID-19 deaths

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AP (June 18, 2020): Nursing home residents account for nearly 1 in 10 of all the coronavirus cases in the United States and more than a quarter of the deaths, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data released Thursday. As federal data collection becomes more robust, a clearer picture is emerging of… Read More »

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Nursing Homes Toss Out Patients

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Many of the evictions, known as involuntary discharges, appear to violate federal rules that require nursing homes to place residents in safe locations and to provide them with at least 30 days’ notice before forcing them to leave. While the popular conception of nursing homes is of places where elderly people live, much of… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court: Declines Gun-Rights Challenges

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, June 15th, declined to take up a spate of gun-rights challenges. The Washington Post reports that the court declined nearly a dozen challenges against various gun restrictions, including a law in New Jersey requiring gun permit applicants to show a “justifiable need” before carrying a gun in public…. Read More »

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Federal DC Circuit Court Rejects Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads

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Federal DC Circuit Court rejects requiring drug prices in TV Ads Reuters reports that on Tuesday, June 16th, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit “upheld a ruling that struck down a Trump administration rule that required pharmaceutical companies to include the wholesale prices of their drugs in television advertisements.”… Read More »

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Its All In The Game – Health Care Prices

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How can a simple coronavirus test cost $100 in one lab and 2,200 percent more in another? It comes back to a fundamental fact about the American health care system: The government does not regulate health care prices. This tends to have two major outcomes that health policy experts have seen before, and are… Read More »

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