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.
Remarks by the President on the Zika Virus
President Barack Obama,
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.
U.S. Supreme Court Might Take Up Rick Scott's "Drug Test Everyone" Plan
Miami News Times Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida -- from department heads to minimum wage DMV janitors -- has already failed the common-sense test and an appeals court ruling.
AFSCME President Blasts House Approval of Budget for Wealthy
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders released the following statement following the House approval of the budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan.
Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight
Truthout Services and infrastructure have been privatized, even though keeping them public is the better choice.
OSHA launches new safety and health certificate program for public sector employees
Occupational Safety & Health Administration A new certificate program that provides public sector employees training on occupational safety and health to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in state and local governments.
School Nurse Shortage Update
Advance for Nurses The majority of school districts in the U.S. fail to meet recommended nurse-to-student ratios despite growing number of children needing complex care.
Nurse Practitioners Say How They’re Paid Affects Care They Can Provide
Kaiser Health News Restrictive payment policies impact patient care more than state “scope of practice” laws.
The role of nursing in delivery of primary care
Health Affairs Policy Brief Nurse practitioners could fill the growing primary care shortage . . .
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