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Kaiser workers strike

The tentative agreement was reached Saturday morning between unions and the health care company, averting a strike.

Nov 16 2021
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a woman stands next to a large porcelain tub used for birthing

With health insurance coverage limited for non-hospital births, Our Community Birth Center starts out small with plans to grow.

Nov 16 2021
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Most parents are familiar with “COVID notification” letters, but the letters’ instruction on whether your kid must quarantine or not varies wildly from school to school.

Nov 16 2021

Congress created the 340B program to provide extra funding for hospitals and clinics, but some pharmaceutical manufacturers are refusing to honor the federal drug discount program.

Nov 16 2021
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A federal judge opens new legal can of worms for State Hospital, ruling the facility must admit guilty-except-for-insanity defendants despite objections.

Nov 15 2021

Federal officials say complaints are rising from seniors tricked into buying policies, either without their consent or lured by questionable information.

Nov 11 2021

In a recent survey, Kaiser Family Foundation found that many employers have ramped up mental health and other benefits to provide support for their workers during uncertain times.

Nov 11 2021
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After weeks of discussion, the Washington County Board of Commissioners voted to ban the flavored products.

Nov 11 2021

Switching seniors to Medicare Advantage plans has cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars more than keeping them in original Medicare.

Nov 11 2021
illustration of a boy sitting in a doorway looking down.

They say disruptive behaviors range from goofing off in class to physical aggression.

Nov 11 2021

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