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The Hill
Senators press Obama education chief on reformsimplementation of a new education law, warning against regulations they said wo
Senators press Obama education chief on reforms
The Hill / Posted yesterday
implementation of a new education law, warning against regulations they said would place new burdens on schools. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee reviewed proposed regulations to enact the 2015 Every Student... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Alexander: New FDA Cancer Center Brings “Exactly The Kind Of Coordination Necessary” To Get More Individualized Treatments And Cures To PatientsCenter Brings “Exactly The Kind Of Coordination Necessary” To Get More Individu
Alexander: New FDA Cancer Center Brings “Exactly The Kind Of Coordination Necessary” To Get More Individualized Treatments And Cures To Patients
The Chattanoogan / Posted yesterday
Center Brings “Exactly The Kind Of Coordination Necessary” To Get More Individualized Treatments And Cures To Patients Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander said Wednesday that Vice President Biden’s announcement of a new Oncology... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Teacher employment bill responds to Vergara rulinghave continued pushing for a change, resuscitating the idea in a new vessel. As
Teacher employment bill responds to Vergara ruling
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 2 days ago
have continued pushing for a change, resuscitating the idea in a new vessel. Assembly Bill 72 faces its first vote in the Senate Health Committee today (1:30 p.m., room 4203). ELECTIONEERING: Ever-uncertain runs the fate of the termed-out... Read more
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TribLIVE
$1.1B for Zika fight killed by squabbleswas a blow to Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, who played a key role in s
$1.1B for Zika fight killed by squabbles
TribLIVE / Posted 2 days ago
was a blow to Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, who played a key role in shaping the legislation as the chairman of a Senate health appropriations subcommittee and as a member of a conference committee working to reconcile House of... Read more
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The News & Observer
Bill to fund Zika research falls victim to partisan squabbling in Senatedefeat was a loss for Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, who had played a key role in
Bill to fund Zika research falls victim to partisan squabbling in Senate
The News & Observer / Posted 3 days ago
defeat was a loss for Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, who had played a key role in shaping the measure as the chairman of a Senate health appropriations subcommittee and as a member of a conference committee tasked with reconciling House and Senate... Read more
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The Hill
The Hill's 12:30 ReportDenver. 1:30 p.m. EDT: Hillary Clinton attends a fundraiser in the Denver area
The Hill's 12:30 Report
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
Denver. 1:30 p.m. EDT: Hillary Clinton attends a fundraiser in the Denver area with actress Connie Britton. 2 p.m. EDT: A Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions subcommittee is holding a hearing on primary health and retirement security.... Read more
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The Hill
McConnell tees up Puerto Rico vote | Britain's credit rating slashed | Clinton vows to appoint trade prosecutorCommittee: Hearing entitled "Examining the Proposed Medicare Part B Drug Demons
McConnell tees up Puerto Rico vote | Britain's credit rating slashed | Clinton vows to appoint trade prosecutor
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
Committee: Hearing entitled "Examining the Proposed Medicare Part B Drug Demonstration," 10 a.m. http://1.usa.gov/28QApUG. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security: Hearing entitled "Small... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rush, Cook County hospitals get grant for fight against deadly superbugsof Public Health. The patients were infected by contaminated medical scopes use
Rush, Cook County hospitals get grant for fight against deadly superbugs
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
of Public Health. The patients were infected by contaminated medical scopes used to treat digestive conditions. A Senate health committee investigating the infection at Lutheran General and similar outbreaks at other hospitals across the... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Seward helps advance major health care initiativesAs a member of the Senate Health Committee, crafting and advancing legislation
Seward helps advance major health care initiatives
The Evening Sun / Posted 4 days ago
As a member of the Senate Health Committee, crafting and advancing legislation that will help ensure quality health care for New Yorkers is among my top priorities. During the closing days of the 2016 legislative session, a number of important health... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
AP National News CalendarAffairs hearing on Zika. Washington � Education Secretary John King testifies
AP National News Calendar
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 7 days ago
Affairs hearing on Zika. Washington � Education Secretary John King testifies on the new K-12 education law before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. THURSDAY, JUNE 30 Washington � Homeland Security Secretary Jeh... Read more
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Salon.com
AP National News CalendarAffairs hearing on Zika. Washington — Education Secretary John King testifies
AP National News Calendar
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
Affairs hearing on Zika. Washington — Education Secretary John King testifies on the new K-12 education law before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. THURSDAY, JUNE 30 Washington — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
AP National News CalendarAffairs hearing on Zika. Washington � Education Secretary John King testifies
AP National News Calendar
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
Affairs hearing on Zika. Washington � Education Secretary John King testifies on the new K-12 education law before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. THURSDAY, JUNE 30 Washington � Homeland Security Secretary Jeh... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
AP National News CalendarAffairs hearing on Zika. Washington � Education Secretary John King testifies
AP National News Calendar
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 7 days ago
Affairs hearing on Zika. Washington � Education Secretary John King testifies on the new K-12 education law before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. THURSDAY, JUNE 30 Washington � Homeland Security Secretary Jeh... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
AP National News CalendarAffairs hearing on Zika. Washington � Education Secretary John King testifies
AP National News Calendar
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 7 days ago
Affairs hearing on Zika. Washington � Education Secretary John King testifies on the new K-12 education law before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. THURSDAY, JUNE 30 Washington � Homeland Security Secretary Jeh... Read more
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The News & Observer
NC Senate looks to penalize parents who give kids to ‘stranger at a rest stop’at a rest stop’ Giving up custody of a child to a stranger would become a crim
NC Senate looks to penalize parents who give kids to ‘stranger at a rest stop’
The News & Observer / Posted 7 days ago
at a rest stop’ Giving up custody of a child to a stranger would become a crime under a bill approved in the N.C. Senate Health Committee Friday. Sen. Tamara Barringer, a Cary Republican and the bill sponsor, said there’s a “significant... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Alexander Says Congress Needs To Pass 21st Century Cures NowSenate health chairman Lamar Alexander on Thursday said the miraculous eyesight
Alexander Says Congress Needs To Pass 21st Century Cures Now
The Chattanoogan / Posted 7 days ago
Senate health chairman Lamar Alexander on Thursday said the miraculous eyesight recovery of Tennessean Doug Oliver underscores the need for passage of 21st Century Cures to “unleash medical innovation and give more Americans access to life-changing... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Alexander Says Congress Needs To Enact Reforms Medicare Will Pay Seniors' Hospital BillsSenate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander said that Wednesday’s Medicare
Alexander Says Congress Needs To Enact Reforms Medicare Will Pay Seniors' Hospital Bills
The Chattanoogan / Posted 8 days ago
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander said that Wednesday’s Medicare Trustees Report projecting that the program will become fiscally insolvent by 2028 – two years earlier than last year’s projection – is proof that Congress needs to “act... Read more
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NJ Biz
Bergen's request for new hospital manager draws unexpected coalition$5 to $7 per square foot per year seen at other not-for-profit hospital facilit
Bergen's request for new hospital manager draws unexpected coalition
NJ Biz / Posted 10 days ago
$5 to $7 per square foot per year seen at other not-for-profit hospital facilities. A bill was also discussed at a recent Senate Health and Human Services committee hearing that would create an 11-member oversight committee to relieve the BCIA of... Read more
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The Hill
Study says Trump would cause recession | GOP wants Obama out of 'Brexit' fight | Busy week for Yellen | Republicans target IRS powersemiannual monetary report to Congress, with Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet
Study says Trump would cause recession | GOP wants Obama out of 'Brexit' fight | Busy week for Yellen | Republicans target IRS power
The Hill / Posted 10 days ago
semiannual monetary report to Congress, with Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen, 10 a.m. http://1.usa.gov/1WRsb3p. Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions Subcommittee on Health and Retirement: Hearings to examine small business... Read more
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The Hill
Yellen on Capitol Hill; Second IRS impeachment hearingsemiannual monetary report to Congress, with Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet
Yellen on Capitol Hill; Second IRS impeachment hearing
The Hill / Posted 11 days ago
semiannual monetary report to Congress, with Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen, 10 a.m. http://1.usa.gov/1WRsb3p. Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions Subcommittee on Health and Retirement: Hearings to examine small business... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lehigh Valley hospitals guard against tainted scopescan trap and transmit bacteria from patient to patient. Valley hospitals In g
Lehigh Valley hospitals guard against tainted scopes
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
can trap and transmit bacteria from patient to patient. Valley hospitals In general, according to the results of a U.S. Senate health committee investigation released in January, hospitals that experienced infections linked to duodenoscopes... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Elizabeth Warren visits Hillary Clinton's Brooklyn headquartersWASHINGTON, DC - FEB. 10: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during a hea
Elizabeth Warren visits Hillary Clinton's Brooklyn headquarters
KECI Missoula / Posted 14 days ago
WASHINGTON, DC - FEB. 10: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during a hearing before Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Feb. 10, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. WASHINGTON, DC - FEB. 10: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
New MSMS president focuses on fixing opioid abuse, fightspatients, or more in the ER, using the MAPS system is untenable for them." Krh
New MSMS president focuses on fixing opioid abuse, fights
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 14 days ago
patients, or more in the ER, using the MAPS system is untenable for them." Krhovsky testified recently before the Michigan Senate health policy committee on Senate Bills 769 and 770, sponsored by Sen. Tanya Schuitmaker, R-Kalamazoo. SBs 771 and... Read more
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NJ.com
N.J. lawmakers vote to allow medical marijuana for PTSDstress disorder to the list of illnesses that would qualify a person for New Je
N.J. lawmakers vote to allow medical marijuana for PTSD
NJ.com / Posted 14 days ago
stress disorder to the list of illnesses that would qualify a person for New Jersey's medical marijuana program. The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee also approved the same legislation, sending it on to the full... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
CON Commission votes to deregulate dental CT scannersby Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, also would eliminate dental scanners from CO
CON Commission votes to deregulate dental CT scanners
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 15 days ago
by Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, also would eliminate dental scanners from CON. It was recently approved by the Senate health policy committee and is awaiting a vote by the full Senate. Despite the CON barrier, dental cone beam CT... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Bergen Regional oversight plan up for debate in state SenateBergen Regional Medical Center will be in the spotlight today as the Senate Hea
Bergen Regional oversight plan up for debate in state Senate
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 15 days ago
Bergen Regional Medical Center will be in the spotlight today as the Senate Health Committee considers legislation to create a hospital authority to oversee the Paramus facility, which has come under scrutiny following reports of violence against... Read more
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The Hill
Passing 'cures' bill means better health possible for virtually every Americanthe House of Representatives passed its version of “21st Century Cures” by a vo
Passing 'cures' bill means better health possible for virtually every American
The Hill / Posted 16 days ago
the House of Representatives passed its version of “21st Century Cures” by a vote of 344-77. As companion legislation, our Senate health committee has approved 50 bipartisan strategies designed to make predictions like those of Dr. Collins come... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
NC certificate of need repeal gets hearingthis year the legislation, which is opposed intensely by the North Carolina Hos
NC certificate of need repeal gets hearing
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 16 days ago
this year the legislation, which is opposed intensely by the North Carolina Hospital Association. No vote was taken by the Senate Health Committee, whose leaders are now sending the matter to the chamber's GOP caucus for private discussion. The... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
NC certificate of need repeal gets hearing, future uncertainbefore hospitals and surgery centers are built or expensive, specialty medical
NC certificate of need repeal gets hearing, future uncertain
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 17 days ago
before hospitals and surgery centers are built or expensive, specialty medical equipment is acquired. They spoke to a Senate Health Committee on Tuesday about proposed legislation to repeal in 2021 the restrictions first approved in the 1970s... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
NC certificate of need repeal gets hearing, future uncertainbefore hospitals and surgery centers are built or expensive, specialty medical
NC certificate of need repeal gets hearing, future uncertain
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 17 days ago
before hospitals and surgery centers are built or expensive, specialty medical equipment is acquired. They spoke to a Senate Health Committee on Tuesday about proposed legislation to repeal in 2021 the restrictions first approved in the 1970s... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
NC certificate of need repeal gets hearing, future uncertainbefore hospitals and surgery centers are built or expensive, specialty medical
NC certificate of need repeal gets hearing, future uncertain
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 17 days ago
before hospitals and surgery centers are built or expensive, specialty medical equipment is acquired. They spoke to a Senate Health Committee on Tuesday about proposed legislation to repeal in 2021 the restrictions first approved in the 1970s... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
Medicaid expansion remains divisive for Georgia Republicansyears ago, state Sen. Renee Unterman helped lead an effort to shut down Medicai
Medicaid expansion remains divisive for Georgia Republicans
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 18 days ago
years ago, state Sen. Renee Unterman helped lead an effort to shut down Medicaid expansion in Georgia. But chair of the Senate health committee now wants her colleagues to reconsider years of opposition to any form of Medicaid... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Alexander: Tennessee Rates Skyrocket Due To ObamacareSenate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander on Saturday made the following
Alexander: Tennessee Rates Skyrocket Due To Obamacare
The Chattanoogan / Posted 19 days ago
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander on Saturday made the following statement on reports that Tennessee insurance companies will have to raise health insurance premiums by as much as 62 percent next year, as a result of increased costs... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Medicaid expansion remains divisive for Georgia Republicansyears ago, state Sen. Renee Unterman helped lead an effort to shut down Medicai
Medicaid expansion remains divisive for Georgia Republicans
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 20 days ago
years ago, state Sen. Renee Unterman helped lead an effort to shut down Medicaid expansion in Georgia. But chair of the Senate health committee now wants her colleagues to reconsider years of opposition to any form of Medicaid... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Alexander Votes For Bill To Restore Year-Round Pell GrantsSenate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee Chairman Lamar Alexander
Alexander Votes For Bill To Restore Year-Round Pell Grants
The Chattanoogan / Posted 21 days ago
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee Chairman Lamar Alexander Thursday voted for the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which restores year-round Pell grant... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Asks Obama for Help, then Talks Impeachmentmonths and it’s surely coming this way," said Patrick. State Sen. Charles Schw
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Asks Obama for Help, then Talks Impeachment
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 22 days ago
months and it’s surely coming this way," said Patrick. State Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, and Jane Nelson, chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee, also signed the... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
High School Coach Faces Sentencing in Child Sex Abuse CaseBill Voted Out of Senate Committee Senate Bill 181, better known as the "Rylie
High School Coach Faces Sentencing in Child Sex Abuse Case
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 22 days ago
Bill Voted Out of Senate Committee Senate Bill 181, better known as the "Rylie's Law Extension" Bill was voted out of the Senate Health and Social Services Committee on Wednesday by a unanimous vote, opening up the door for a vote on... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Texas, Short on Foster Beds, Shelters Kids at State Officesless care and oversight, Jack said. More recently, John Specia, commissioner o
Texas, Short on Foster Beds, Shelters Kids at State Offices
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 22 days ago
less care and oversight, Jack said. More recently, John Specia, commissioner of Family and Protective Services, told a Senate health committee in April that a surge of foster children with mental or emotional problems could create a $40 million... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Texas, short on foster beds, shelters kids at state officesless care and oversight, Jack said. More recently, John Specia, commissioner o
Texas, short on foster beds, shelters kids at state offices
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 22 days ago
less care and oversight, Jack said. More recently, John Specia, commissioner of Family and Protective Services, told a Senate health committee in April that a surge of foster children with mental or emotional problems could create a $40 million... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
"Rylie's Law Extension" Bill Voted Out of Senate CommitteeBill Voted Out of Senate Committee Senate Bill 181, better known as the "Rylie
"Rylie's Law Extension" Bill Voted Out of Senate Committee
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 22 days ago
Bill Voted Out of Senate Committee Senate Bill 181, better known as the "Rylie's Law Extension" Bill was voted out of the Senate Health and Social Services Committee on Wednesday by a unanimous vote, opening up the door for a vote on... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Texas short on foster beds shelters kids at state officesless care and oversight, Jack said. More recently, John Specia, commissioner o
Texas short on foster beds shelters kids at state offices
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 22 days ago
less care and oversight, Jack said. More recently, John Specia, commissioner of Family and Protective Services, told a Senate health committee in April that a surge of foster children with mental or emotional problems could create a $40 million... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Key senators seek to block OT pay ruleSen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor,
Key senators seek to block OT pay rule
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 23 days ago
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, is joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, as he speaks to reporters after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to end debate... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Key senators seek to block OT pay ruleSen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor,
Key senators seek to block OT pay rule
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 23 days ago
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, is joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, as he speaks to reporters after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to end debate... Read more
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The News & Observer
State cat bill replaced by hospital deregulation plan in SenateCertificate of Need legislation was first released in the Senate Rules Committe
State cat bill replaced by hospital deregulation plan in Senate
The News & Observer / Posted 24 days ago
Certificate of Need legislation was first released in the Senate Rules Committee Tuesday and now heads to the Senate Health Committee. Putting the legislation in an existing House bill speeds the legislative process and avoids bill... Read more
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The Hill
NIH headed for $2 billion funding boostThe National Institutes of Health would receive a funding boost of about $2 bil
NIH headed for $2 billion funding boost
The Hill / Posted 24 days ago
The National Institutes of Health would receive a funding boost of about $2 billion in this year’s Senate health spending bill, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. This year’s spending bill, which will be publicly released Tuesday,... Read more
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The Austin Chronicle
Headlinesfailed to approve financing to counter the spread of the Zika virus before the
Headlines
The Austin Chronicle / Posted 25 days ago
failed to approve financing to counter the spread of the Zika virus before the Memorial Day break, so Texas Senate Health & Human Services Chair Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, wrote to the state's Department of State Health... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Restarting N.J. hospital billing debateCost Containment and Accountability Act” first introduced last year by three As
Restarting N.J. hospital billing debate
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 25 days ago
Cost Containment and Accountability Act” first introduced last year by three Assembly Democrats and the chairman of the Senate Health Committee, Sen. Joseph Vitale, D-Middlesex. Cardinale’s version is somewhat friendlier to doctors and... Read more
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KERA North Texas
In Texas, State Offers Little Help With Zika Preventionmosquitos, Eduardo Olivarez, chief administrative officer of Hidalgo County Hea
In Texas, State Offers Little Help With Zika Prevention
KERA North Texas / Posted 28 days ago
mosquitos, Eduardo Olivarez, chief administrative officer of Hidalgo County Health and Human Services, recently told the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. He said poor housing conditions left many of his county’s residents vulnerable to... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
In Texas State Offers Little Help with Zika Prevention - In Texas State Offers Little Help with Zika Prevention by Edgar Walters The Texas Tribune June 3 2016 More rain is coming and so are more mosquitoes. As parts of South and Southeast Texas en...mosquitos, Eduardo Olivarez, chief administrative officer of Hidalgo County Hea
In Texas State Offers Little Help with Zika Prevention - In Texas State Offers Little Help with Zika Prevention by Edgar Walters The Texas Tribune June 3 2016 More rain is coming and so are more mosquitoes. As parts of South and Southeast Texas en...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 28 days ago
mosquitos, Eduardo Olivarez, chief administrative officer of Hidalgo County Health and Human Services, recently told the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. He said poor housing conditions left many of his county’s residents vulnerable to... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Emergency room doctors need more flexibility– or whether patients would be better served outside the emergency room. The bi
Emergency room doctors need more flexibility
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 28 days ago
– or whether patients would be better served outside the emergency room. The bill faces a critical vote June 8 in the Senate Health Committee. Modernizing the law would get patients the mental health services they need much more quickly, and... Read more
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