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The archbishops of Denver and San Francisco, where CHI and Dignity, respectively, are headquartered, previously had signed off. But their OK was dependent on Vatican approval, which was uncertain.
On the other side, the Yes on 8 campaign has raised more than $20 million to pay for ads. Overall, the initiative is one of the most expensive on the ballot this year.
A California state court of appeal last November upheld an earlier court’s finding of public nuisance but said the companies only have to pay for abatement in homes built before 1951. The paint companies have called the previous rulings unprecedented and noted lead paint was lawful at the time.
The city has $170 million in special funding that’s dedicated for services that help mentally ill people, and it’s just sitting in the bank. But officials say the money had no bearing on the county’s response to the deadly hepatitis A outbreak, and that with the current plans in place, the funding will be all but gone by mid-2020.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is particularly concerned with the increase of e-cigarette use among teens. As part of his efforts to curb their proliferation, Gottlieb sent letters to companies to see if they complied with a rule that banned the sale of new e-cigarette products after August 2016 without regulatory approval.
The contracts and details about what hospitals pay to insurers have traditionally been highly confidential. Attorneys defending Sutter from the state’s suit, however, have subpoenaed 50 other California hospitals, where officials are bristling at the idea of revealing such coveted information.
AFSCME employees are compensated at or above market wages, sometimes as much as 17 percent higher than prevailing wages for workers in the same occupations, UC leaders said. But the union’s vice president said the University’s efforts to outsource jobs to contracting companies that pay workers less with little to no benefits is driving inequality in the workplace.
Proposition 8 would limit dialysis clinics’ revenue to 15 percent more than the cost of staff, medical supplies, facilities and information systems.
The deal is one of several in recent years that has consolidated power among health care companies. Critics worry that the mergers will mean fewer choices and higher health care costs for consumers. “The combination of CVS and Aetna creates an enormous market force that we haven’t seen before,” said George Slover, a senior policy counsel for Consumers Union. CVS still needs to get approvals from several states.
The women in Wednesday’s suit were identified only by their initials, and although all three plaintiffs delivered their children at the hospital, none of the alleged misconduct occurred on Huntington’s grounds. Dr. Patrick Sutton has faced previous allegations of sexual misconduct and will be removed from hospital leadership.