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Turning away from urgent care - and towards a big emergency bill - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Turning away from urgent care – and towards a big emergency bill – Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Frankie Cook remembers the car accident last year only in flashes. Frankie Cook lost control of his car while driving a friend home from high school. Frankie’s father, Russell, picked her up from the crash site and drove her to an urgent care clinic, but they were turned away. “‘We don’t take liability insurance,’” Russell …

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Diverted from urgent care - and towards a big emergency bill

Diverted from urgent care – and towards a big emergency bill

This article by Sam Whitehead first appeared in Kaiser Health News Sam Whitehead September 29, 2022 Frankie Cook remembers the car accident last year only in flashes. She was driving a friend from high school down a winding road outside of Rome, Georgia. She saw standing water from a recent rain. She tried to slow …

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When cancer screenings are free but follow-ups are not, patients foot the bill

When cancer screenings are free but follow-ups are not, patients foot the bill

If you’ve gotten a free cancer screening in the past decade, you’ve probably Dr Marc Fendrick thank. Fendrick is an internist and director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design at the University of Michigan. “I have to tell you that the intuitive idea of ​​having more good things in health care and less bad …

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Newsom signs bill protecting transgender youth and families fleeing red state policies

Newsom signs bill protecting transgender youth and families fleeing red state policies

SACRAMENTO— Rebranding California as a haven from discriminatory policies in conservative states, Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed a bill to protect transgender youth and their families from bans on gender-affirming care. State Sen. Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 107 provides a series of safeguards meant to block out-of-state attempts to penalize families who …

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Advocates: Bill that would bring overdose medicine to Minnesota schools should get a fresh look

Advocates: Bill that would bring overdose medicine to Minnesota schools should get a fresh look

CHANHASSEN, MN — Colleen Ronnei lights up when she talks about her beloved son Luke, whom she describes as funny, charming, handsome and the kind of person who could sense when someone was having a bad day. Since losing it to an overdose six years ago, she’s been on a mission to break the stigma …

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Hospital association welcomes bill to strengthen health care coordination with federal government

Hospital association welcomes bill to strengthen health care coordination with federal government

The American Hospital Association has announced its support for legislation requiring CISA to improve cybersecurity for the healthcare industry. (Army) The American Hospital Association has announced its support for the Healthcare Cybersecurity Act as it would require the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to improve cybersecurity in the healthcare sector in conjunction with the Department …

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House Passes Bill Addressing Mental Health Issues Among Students, Families and Educators

House Passes Bill Addressing Mental Health Issues Among Students, Families and Educators

The House on Thursday passed a bill that aims to address the mental health issues of students, families and educators made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, which lawmakers say has had a “serious impact” on those three groups. The bill, titled The Mental Health Matters Act, passed in a majority partisan vote 220-205. A Republican, …

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