Hurricane Bephy’s Trail of Devastation: Horned Nations Fight Infrastructure Collapse Amid Health Crises

Houston, Texas — In the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl, regions spanning from the Caribbean to the southern United States are grappling with severe damages and ongoing threats to public health and safety. Beryl, recorded as the strongest Atlantic hurricane to strike in early July, inflicted widespread devastation, caused several fatalities, and left many communities without basic necessities. In Jamaica, the storm has not only demolished homes and infrastructure but also heightened the risks of diseases …

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48 Employees Across Three New York Sites Face Layoffs at Health Care Services Firm

New York, NY – A health care services company based in New York has announced plans to lay off 48 employees across three of its sites in the state. This decision comes as a result of the company’s reevaluation of its staffing needs and operational efficiency. The affected employees will be notified of the layoff in the coming weeks, and the company is offering support to help them with the transition. The layoffs are expected …

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Home Health Worker Agencies Plead with Gov. Kathy Hochul to Reverse State Budget Provision Allocating Benefits to Union

ALBANY, N.Y. – Home health worker organizations are lobbying for a reversal of a provision included in last year’s state budget that they say left many providers without a crucial revenue stream while increasing funds going to a politically connected union. The provision reduced a state-funded supplement for the wages of home health workers and was quietly included in the budget deal after negotiations held behind closed doors. At the same time, funding for a …

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Gretchen Whitmer Proposes Boosting Funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics in State Budget for 2025

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer is set to propose increased funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) in the upcoming state budget, aiming to expand access to mental health care and substance use disorder services for Michiganders. Whitmer plans to outline her budget vision for the state’s Fiscal Year 2025, with a focus on boosting investments in CCBHCs. This move comes as part of the governor’s ongoing efforts to prioritize mental health and …

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Steward Health Care’s Struggling Finances Raise Concerns Over Community Hospital Funding

Methuen, MA – As Steward Health Care faces dire financial challenges, it sheds light on the unequal landscape of medical insurance reimbursement in the state. The for-profit healthcare system, which runs Holy Family Hospital, has been vocal about the inadequate funding that puts community hospitals at risk. Steward has warned about the broken hospital marketplace and the need for bold actions to address the issues. The hospital system’s financial struggles include reports of being $50 …

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Tragic Oversight: A Mother’s Heartbreak After Son’s Death Exposes Systemic Failures in Mental Health Care Facility

Hamilton, New Zealand — The troubling death of Joe Carter, a mentally ill man who died by suicide while under compulsory care, has spotlighted systemic failures within New Zealand’s health system, despite a coroner’s critique and subsequent recommendations. Carter, who had a long history of mental health struggles and substance misuse, tragically passed away after he was allowed unsupervised leave from the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre in Waikato Hospital on August 25, 2019. Previously housed …

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Income Limit Jeopardizes Health Care for Low-Income Seniors in Vermont

JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. — When Jamie and Linda Draper turned 65, they were hit with thousands of dollars in health care costs due to a state policy that reduces subsidies for older Vermonters living in near poverty. The couple, surviving on an annual income of about $28,000, found themselves ineligible for the full benefits of Vermont’s Medicaid program, unlike most low-income residents, once they turned 65. Chief of the Vermont Office of the Health Care Advocate, …

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Oral Health Advocacy: New Policy on Medicare and Medicaid Dental Benefits Explored in Live Conversation with CareQuest Institute CEO

Washington, D.C. – As a country at the forefront of health care advancements, the United States has made significant progress in treating and preventing many diseases. However, one area that often gets overlooked is oral health. For many Americans, access to oral health care is not a luxury but a fundamental right that should be available to all, regardless of their background or zip code. In a recent interview for the “Chew on This” livestream …

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Supreme Court Cases Shape Future of Health Care Policy in 2024

Washington, D.C. – As the year 2024 unfolds, the legal landscape is set to be defined by several pivotal court cases that have significant implications for healthcare policy. From controversies surrounding abortion to challenges to the Affordable Care Act and Medicare drug price negotiations, these legal battles are expected to shape healthcare policy for millions of Americans. The first major legal battle centers around the Supreme Court of the United States, which is set to …

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Decade-Old Medical Officers’ Murder Case Concludes with Life Sentences in UP, Exposing Major Health Scheme Scandal

Lucknow, India — A significant court ruling on Wednesday marked a pivotal moment in a long-standing murder case involving the assassination of two senior health officials, which subsequently exposed a major corruption scandal. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court sentenced Anand Prakash Tiwari, a contract killer, to life imprisonment for the murders of Dr. V K Arya and Dr. B P Singh, chief medical officers in Uttar Pradesh. This case had previously led to …

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