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Indigenous advocates work for better reproductive care

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. The transcript for this segment is being processed. We’re working to post it four to five days after the episode airs. Episode 7: Fighting for reproductive sovereignty Rachael Lorenzo works to address reproductive health disparities in Native communities. In 2018, they founded Indigenous Women Rising, a …

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“Free” screening? Know your rights to get no-cost care

An ounce of prevention … well, you know the rest. In medicine, prevention aims to spot problems before they worsen, affecting both a patient’s health and finance. One of the most popular parts of the Affordable Care Act, which allows patients to get certain tests or treatments without forking out cash to cover copayments or …

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Gavin Newsom budget grants health care to undocumented

California will become the first state to remove immigration status as a barrier to health care, making all low-income undocumented residents eligible for state-subsidized insurance regardless of age. Govt. Gavin Newsom late Sunday announced a budget deal he struck with the Legislature included a new Medi-Cal expansion that would cover more undocumented adults. The program’s …

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Wells Fargo to pay travel, lodging costs for employees who have to travel to have an abortion | Local

Wells Fargo & Co. said Monday it will reimburse transportation and lodging costs for employees who must travel more than 50 miles for an abortion, joining three other major banks in offering such a policy. The policy goes into effect Friday. “Wells Fargo employees have access to a national network of healthcare professionals who provide …

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BHSH reinstates abortion policy following confusion over SCOTUS ruling

BHSH System has reinstated its policy of performing abortions in “medically necessary” situations roughly 24 hours after saying it would only do so if the mother’s life was at risk. The announcement late Saturday night was a course shift for the largest in-state health care system after it received pushback for its response to the …

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Long-Term Care After COVID-19 | The Regulatory Review

Experts recommend regulatory policies to improve long-term care in the wake of COVID-19. Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly one-third of coronavirus deaths in the United States have been residents and employees of these facilities. As of May 2021, confirmed cases in these facilities have reached …

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US air base in Tokyo sends civilian children off base for health care

The 374th Medical Group Hospital at Yokota Air Base, Japan, pictured on June 24, 2022. (Kelly Agee/Stars and Stripes) YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Children of government civilian employees and contractors working at the largest US military base in Tokyo will have to see Japanese doctors for most medical care under a policy announced this …

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Health care startups turn to ‘coaches’ to help patients cope and monitor treatment

In 2011, Sean Duffy and Adrian James were sitting in San Francisco’s Dolores Park debating what to call some workers at the company they founded, Omada Health. Omada, which launched that year, provides virtual treatment for chronic conditions. The company addresses the conditions through a team of employees — some traditional clinicians and others meant …

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BESTI IN BUSINESS 2022: HEALTH CARE & INSURANCE | Best in Business

Alternative Medicine Provider • Docta Rasta CBD Alternative Medicine Provider Docta Rasta CBD Owned by Rich and Jessica Roseli, Docta Rasta CBD manufactures and sells all natural, whole spectrum cannabidiol products. Rich Roseli explains that whole spectrum CBD products have greater medicinal benefits because the whole array of cannabinoids are extracted from the flowers. The …

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Texas abortion law drives doctors to delay pregnancy care

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Doctors worried about getting sued under Texas’ restrictive abortion law have delayed treating pregnancy complications until patients’ lives were in danger, according to a paper from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project. The law, which empowers …

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