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He Thinks His Wife Died in an Understaffed Hospital. Now He鈥檚 Trying to Change the Industry.

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Nurses are telling lawmakers that there are not enough of them working in hospitals and that it risks patients鈥 lives. California and Oregon legally limit the number of patients under a nurse鈥檚 care. Other states trying to do the same were blocked by the hospital industry. Now patients鈥 relatives are joining the fight.

Too Big To Fail? Now It鈥檚 ‘Too Big To Hack’

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Congress this week had the chance to formally air grievances over the cascading consequences of the Change 国产精品视频care cyberattack, and lawmakers from both major parties agreed on one culprit: consolidation in health care. Plus, about a year after states began stripping people from their Medicaid rolls, a new survey shows nearly a quarter of adults who were disenrolled are now uninsured. Jessie Hellmann of CQ Roll Call, Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet, and Lauren Weber of The Washington Post join KFF 国产精品视频 News鈥 Mary Agnes Carey to discuss these stories and more. Also this week, KFF 国产精品视频 News鈥 Julie Rovner interviews Caroline Pearson of the Peterson 国产精品视频 Technology Institute.

Why Opioid Settlement Money Is Paying County Employees鈥 Salaries

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More than $4.3 billion in opioid settlement money has landed in the hands of city, county and state officials to date 鈥 with billions more on the way. But instead of using the cash to add desperately needed treatment, recovery and prevention services, some places are using it to replace existing funding. Local officials say […]

Arkansas Led the Nation in Measuring Obesity in Kids. Did It Help?

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For more than 20 years, children in Arkansas have been measured in school as part of a statewide effort to reduce childhood obesity. But the letters have had no impact on weight loss 鈥 and obesity rates have risen. Still, the practice of sending letters has spread to other states.

Feds Join Ranks of Employers with Generous Fertility Benefits

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Starting this year, federal employees can choose plans that cover a broad menu of fertility services, including up to $25,000 annually for in vitro fertilization procedures. At the same time, politics around IVF and reproductive health have become a central issue in the current election-year debate.