NPR — 9/11 Victims Fund approved

A day after TV personality Jon Stewart blasted lawmakers for their inaction, the House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to extend the compensation fund for police, firefighters and other first responders to the Sept. 11 attack sites.

The Hill — NIH director condemns all-male panels

Francis Collins said in a statement that “it is time to end the tradition in science of all-male speaking panels.” The decision comes in response to a report by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine which identified a key role for scientific leaders to play in combating gender harassment and disparities in women’s visibility in science.

Kaiser Health News — Social Security error threatens Medicaid coverage for many

At least a quarter of a million Medicare beneficiaries may receive bills for as many as five months of premiums they thought they already paid.

NPR — Report shows elder abuse often underreported

In many cases of abuse or neglect severe enough to require medical attention, the incidents have not been reported to enforcement agencies, though that’s required by law.

Life — Discrimination leads to suicidal ideology in LGBTQ young adults.

According to a new report by the Trevor Project, nearly 1 in 5 LGBTQ people ages 13 to 24, and 1 in 3 transgender and nonbinary young people in the same age group, attempted suicide in the past year.

NBC — The Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in CBP Custody Act

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., is pushing border officers to prevent deaths of more migrant children in their custody with some basic health and medical standards ranging from providing adequate drinking water to ensuring access to emergency medical care.