May 14 news: Medicaid expansion in Kentucky, SARS in Saudi Arabia, calorie counting nearly impossible
Check out the latest news, reviews and happenings in public health today, Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
To ensure the Affordable Care Act's Navigator program improves access to care for all Americans, the American Public Health Association submitted comments this week on the proposed rule outlining new standards for Navigators and other assistance personnel.
Health insurance options for every U.S. citizen take effect Jan. 1, 2014, under Affordable Care Act provisions. To prepare, many states governments are revamping their health care delivery systems in advance.
Data released Wednesday by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, or ACS CAN, indicates that most registered voters want their states to accept federal Medicaid funding, despite the danger of future state spending increases.
Tight budgets make mosquito and West Nile virus control difficult; some of Texas’ most densely populated areas may soon have expanded Medicaid coverage; and court upholds ban on graphic labels on cigarette packages. Read about these and more public health news stories on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010 and recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. A new APHA memo explains the verdict and its implications for the Medicaid Program.
Don Berwick, former administrator of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, will keynote the opening session of APHA's Midyear Meeting in Charlotte, N.C., next month. Read a recent interview with Berwick as published in The Nation's Health.
The U.S. House of Representatives today is expected to adopt a budget blueprint for fiscal year 2013 that would have harmful consequences for public health, advocates say.
Having achieved its two-year anniversary on Friday, the Affordable Care Act reaches for a new milestone today as the Supreme Court begins its landmark constitutional review of the law.
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program continued to be key sources of coverage for low-income children and their families in 2011, according to a new survey. It also found that the Affordable Care Act was critical to preserving coverage and that many states used technology to improve their Medicaid program.
Improvement in the nation's health has stalled, but public health officials and physicians offer encouragement and advice to communities on how to lead healthier lifestyles. Health officials provide winter tips for seniors. WHO reports 25 percent drop in malaria deaths in the last decade. A new type of painkiller likely soon to be on the...