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House Republicans’ latest plan to repeal Obamacare would give states flexibility in managing their Medicaid programs, but also some difficult decisions to make.
The federal health law made it feasible for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program to expand its efforts and help patients buy marketplace insurance plans to cover drugs and other health care.
Researchers, who detail the women’s experiences in the New England Journal of Medicine, say it exposes the need for better regulation of clinical trials.
For patients killed or maimed by medical errors, doctors and hospitals still often deny wrongdoing. But newer programs offering prompt disclosure of medical errors, an apology and compensation for them or their families are growing.
The federal government’s budget experts estimate that the Republican plan would reduce the deficit but dramatically drive up the number of uninsured.
Under the current statute, kids are tested for lead only if they’re on certain government programs or live in older buildings. That leaves many other California children at risk, lawmaker says.
Today’s other public health news stories cover gestational surrogacy costs, employers’ rights to demand genetic testing, a link between Zika and heart troubles, bird flu worries and contaminated groundwater.
And in other state government news: the impact of budget cuts on in-home support services worries Stanislaus County officials; regulators face questions about a testing switch in Exide homes; and health care emerges as a campaign issue in the Los Angeles race.
In other public health news, the FDA issues another warning about an experimental vein opening procedure. And local governments and the health industry feel the financial cost of the nation’s obesity epidemic.
Other local stories report on growing access to e-cigarettes, medical marijuana challenges doctors face and a UC San Diego professor who planned his own colon surgery through virtual reality.