What are the commercial determinants of cancer control policy? Launch of Eurohealth special edition and webinar discussion

27 April 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 Central European Summer Time (virtual event) Cancer is a major health, social and public policy challenge and successfully tackling it requires an understanding of all its determinants. Although commercial determinants are a relatively new field of study, there are emerging themes which are very important for cancer policy along … Read more

Albany eyes post-budget priorities- POLITICO

Good morning and welcome to Monday’s New York Health Care newsletter, where we keep you posted on what’s coming up this week in health care news, and offer a look back at the important news from last week. Senate and Assembly lawmakers are back in Albany this week after a two-week hiatus. With the fiscal … Read more

Legacy Partners with RESOLVE to Change the Conversation Around Fertility

Health tech company and non-profit organization partner to educate and improve access to care for millions challenged in building a family BOSTON, April 25, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Legacy, the leading digital fertility clinic, and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, announced a partnership that will help support RESOLVE’s mission around access to care and public education. Legacy and … Read more

Can Taxes Help Address High Health Care Prices?

Health care markets across the country are not functioning properly. Prices for health care are high, have increased rapidly, and vary in seemingly incomprehensible ways. The harms from high health care costs include patients that skip or delay necessary care, decreases in wage growth, increases in federal spending that may lead to higher taxes, and … Read more

MHA Monday Report April 25, 2022

Senate Moves Appropriations Subcommittee Budgets and Advances Opioid Settlement Legislation The Michigan Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services reported out April 20 their budget recommendation for the fiscal year 2023 budget beginning Oct. 1. Senate Bill 828 protects hospital priorities including maintaining funding for the Healthy Michigan Plan… DIFS Utilization Review Decisions Favor … Read more

Ukraine aid could boost prospects for COVID package

President Biden’s call for more Ukraine aid could provide the groundwork for reviving a $10 billion COVID preparedness package that’s stalled in Congress — if Democrats can tamp down their internal divisions. The big picture: Biden this week plans to send Congress a new funding request “in order to sustain Ukraine for the duration of … Read more

7 Republicans, 4 Dems battle for US Senate nomination

Welcome to the 2022 Voter Guide produced by the League of Women Voters and Akron Beacon Journal with funding from the Knight Foundation. This story focuses on the race for Ohio’s seat in the US Senate. Seven Republicans are seeking to replace retiring Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati. Four Democrats are vying for the Democratic nomination. … Read more

Why cashless OPD is the best way to reduce out-of-pocket expenses for employees

Many employees put off getting medical treatment unless absolutely necessary to avoid exorbitant out-of-pocket expenses that are not covered under their medical insurance. As per the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), out-of-pocket medical expenses make up 62% of total healthcare costs in India- one of the highest in the world. Further, inadequacies … Read more