Bay Bridge Crash Involves Dozens of Vehicles with Multiple Injuries and Traffic Delays

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A significant chain-reaction crash occurred on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge early Saturday morning, involving dozens of vehicles, as reported by the Maryland Transportation Authority police. The incident resulted in multiple crashes on the bridge, triggering emergency response from the authorities and local volunteer firefighters. At approximately 8 a.m., MDTA police and Kent Island volunteer firefighters responded to a 23-car chain-crash on the westbound span of the bridge. The situation was further complicated …

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Severe Weather Strikes Iowa: Tornado Warnings, Power Outages, and Delays Plague the State

Des Moines, Iowa – The spring season in Iowa has been marked by relentless severe weather, with a new wave of storms sweeping across the state early on a Friday morning. Schools in Des Moines, such as Findley Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Willard Elementary, and Harding Middle School, have announced a two-hour delay due to the severe weather conditions and power outages. Additionally, Johnston schools are also under a two-hour delay. The impact of the storms …

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Prior Authorization Policy Challenges Addressed in AHA Panel Discussion on Care Delays and Physician Burnout

Chicago, Illinois – Healthcare professionals gathered at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting to discuss the challenges posed by prior authorization policies. The panel, moderated by Marilyn Werber Serafini of the Bipartisan Policy Center, delved into the impacts of commercial insurance practices on patient care and healthcare systems. During the panel discussion, Dr. Shikha Jain of UI Health highlighted the significant delays and administrative burdens caused by prior authorization requirements. She emphasized the detrimental effects on …

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Snow forecast DC, Maryland, Virginia: Icy Roads Prompt School Closings & Delays

WASHINGTON – Following the first significant snowfall in years, some school systems in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas will be closed or delayed on Wednesday. Concerns are rising for icy road conditions on Wednesday morning as temperatures are expected to drop into the teens and single digits Tuesday night. The updated list of school closings, delays, and early dismissals in the region has been provided for the convenience of the public. Residents are …

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DeSantis Administration Delays Medicaid Contract Announcements: Bad Timing Ahead?

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The state of Florida is abuzz with anticipation as the healthcare community eagerly awaits the announcement of managed health care plans set to ink six-year Medicaid contracts with the state. For over a week, executives, lobbyists, and reporters have been on edge waiting for the Ron DeSantis administration to reveal the names of the chosen plans. The announcement, initially expected to be made on various dates, has now been postponed to April …

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Supreme Court Delays Ruling on South Carolina Redistricting, Allowing Racially Gerrymandered District in 2023 Election

Washington, D.C. – The Supreme Court’s delay in resolving a South Carolina redistricting case has led a lower court to make a decision, allowing a congressional district previously deemed racially gerrymandered to be used in this year’s election. Last year, a federal court ruled against the drawing of the Charleston-area district under Rep. Nancy Mace, finding that thousands of Black voters were unlawfully removed from the district. Despite ongoing considerations by the Supreme Court, which …

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Government Shutdown Looms as Senate Delays Spending Bill Vote

Washington, D.C. – As the deadline for a government shutdown looms closer, Senate Republicans are slowing down the passage of a spending bill, leading to fears of a potential partial shutdown at midnight. This move comes after the House passed a $1.2 trillion spending bill in an attempt to prevent such an outcome. The Senate’s failure to pass the spending bill has led to uncertainty and frustration among lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. …

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Insurance Delays Lead to Tragic Outcomes in American Health Care

New York, New York – Prior authorization, a process meant to ensure the necessity of medical treatments, has become a barrier to essential healthcare in the United States. Patients across the country are facing delays in care, denials of necessary treatments, and even tragic outcomes due to insurance companies weaponizing this bureaucratic process. What was intended to control costs and ensure safety has devolved into a system where patients are left to navigate a complex …

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Trial Judge Delays Decision on Timing of Trump Classified Documents Proceedings

Washington, D.C. – The trial regarding the handling of classified documents by former President Donald Trump took a turn as the judge refrained from making an immediate decision on the timing. The case involves the classification and potential public release of documents related to Trump’s tenure in office. During the trial, arguments were made by both the prosecution and defense on the appropriate timing for the release of the classified documents. The judge carefully considered …

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Delays on I-95/Rt. 128 in Waltham, Mass. as Crew Works on Emergency Bridge Deck Repair

Waltham, Massachusetts – Heavy traffic congestion grips southbound Interstate 95/Route 128 as crews undertake emergency bridge deck repairs near the Waltham-Weston line. The situation arose on Monday afternoon due to a hole on the southbound side near Exit 41. Aerial footage from Sky5 revealed a crew utilizing equipment to address the hole while traffic continued to flow in the two remaining lanes. To facilitate repairs, two lanes were temporarily closed, causing significant delays. As the …

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