Consultant: BRF lacks cash, experience to adequately manage hospitals
KTBS Biomedical Research Foundation’s lack of cash could cause the state to lose funding for free and low-cost health care at the former public hospitals the foundation operates in Shreveport and Monroe.
Future of Frederick County’s mental health clinic in flux as responsibility for services changes
Frederick News-Post On Oct. 2, the department’s methadone program will be handed off to Concerted Care Group, a private company based in Baltimore that provides addiction treatment services.
Kansas Lawmaker Leary Of Plans To Privatize Osawatomie
KMUW The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services has unveiled a proposal to build a new mental hospital at Osawatomie, which a Tennessee company would run.
Complaints about Iowa's privatized Medicaid are spiking
Des Moines Register Allegations that private companies are terminating and reducing health services of Iowa's poorest and oldest populations has increased, multiple reports show.
Lobbying ramp-up precedes mental health funding proposal
Lansing State Journal Physical health insurers ramped up lobbying operations and far out-spent their behavioral health counterparts in the months before lawmakers pulled an about-face on who should manage billions of Medicaid dollars for mental health services.
FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers
Yahoo! News The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.
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Local union workers and veterans protest VA privatization
The Daily About 50 veterans, union employees and family members gathered at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital Wednesday to protest the proposed federal privatization of veteran health care.
IA: Iowans rally to keep mental health institutions open
KWQC Two of Iowa’s four state-run mental health institutions are set to close in six months. Dozens gathered in Mount Pleasant today to protest the governor’s decision to privatize mental health care.
TX: Failed Hospital Deal Reveals Ties to Janek
MyHighPlains.com Three years ago, a company called Geo Care Inc. failed to win a contract from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to privatize the Kerrville State Hospital, one of the state's 10 psychiatric facilities.
Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola
CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tightening previous infection control guidance for healthcare workers caring for patients with Ebola, to ensure there is no ambiguity.
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