• Maryland Mar 14

    Maryland Enacts Emergency Order to Expand Access to Child Care

    Gov. Larry Hogan enacted an emergency order to expand access to child care for critical personnel amid the coronavirus outbreak today. The directive is intended to ensure that the children of emergency services personnel will have adequate care as their parents continue to work “on the front lines” of the coronavirus public health threat. “Every child care and day care…

  • Mayor Jun 28, 2019

    Sanders, Harris Signal Support for ‘Medicare for All' and Eliminating Private Insurance

    Only two of the 10 candidates on the second night of the 2020 Democratic presidential debate raised their hands when asked who supported abolishing private health insurance.

  • Donald Trump Jun 24, 2019

    Trump Order Aims to Disclose ‘Real' Costs for Health Care

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to keep costs down . The idea is to give patients practical information that they can use to help save money. For example, if a hospital charges your insurer $3,500 for a type of echocardiogram and the...

  • D.C. Jun 4, 2019

    CVS Announces Further Expansion Into Health Care Services

    CVS Health is pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores over the next few years. The drugstore chain that quit selling tobacco several years ago said Tuesday it will expand a store model it recently tested. Its HealthHub stores will have about twice as much...

  • D.C. Apr 4, 2019

    CVS Spreads Same-Day Prescription Deliveries to 36 States

    CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who don’t want to wait and are doing more shopping online. The drugstore chain says it can deliver medications and other products within a few hours to homes or offices from 6,000 locations. The company started this service, which comes with a fee,...

  • Donald Trump Nov 25, 2018

    Some Families Split Up at Border Still Detained Months Later

    Half a dozen families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border are still detained in Texas months after reuniting with their children. Immigrant advocates say the government has violated a longstanding legal agreement that bars it from detaining children past 20 days in unlicensed facilities like the South Texas Family Residential Center.

  • PRESIDENT Sep 17, 2018

    Your Social Security Check Could Be Bigger Next Year

    Good news for those who are collecting Social Security: Your monthly checks likely will be bigger next year. The Social Security Administration generally announces its cost-of-living adjustment in October. The Senior Citizens League, a nonpartisan organization, keeps an ongoing estimate of what that increase could be. The latest estimate — excluding September — pegs that increase at 2.8 percent. For...

  • United States Mar 7, 2018

    Hundreds of Canadian Doctors Protest Their Own Raises

    More than 500 doctors and medical residents from Quebec, Canada, are speaking out against their own pay raises, which they find offensive given the struggles of nurses and patients, CNBC reports. “We, Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations,” they said in a letter, also signed by 150...

  • United States Jun 14, 2017

    GOP Health Care Law Could Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs, Report Finds

    The American Health Care Act, the GOP’s answer to Obamacare, could end up costing the U.S. economy close to 1 million jobs, researchers predicted Wednesday. If the bill passes, it would initially boost jobs and increase economic output, “however, cuts in funding for Medicaid and health subsidies then begin to deepen, triggering sharp job losses and broad disruption of state...

  • Donald Trump Mar 13, 2017

    Democrats Warn Against Funding Border Wall, Other Poison Pills in Catchall Bill

    Top Senate Democrats are warning Republicans controlling Congress against adding billions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall to an upcoming $1 trillion-plus catchall spending package. The warning from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and others came in a Monday letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. The letter also warns against adding other “poison pills” such...

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