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Florida faces dual health coverage crisis at end of PHE

| Apr 15, 2022 | Florida

Florida is one of the states that will be hit hardest next year if increased premium tax credits (PTCs) from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) are not renewed, according to a new report from the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Without action from the state, millions of Floridians...[ Read More ]

Maryland legislature overrides Hogan’s vetoes on abortion, paid family leave, and health officer protections

| Apr 12, 2022 | Maryland

Three key health bills will stand after the Democratic-controlled Maryland legislature voted to override several of Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes over the weekend.      Last week, Hogan vetoed House Bill 937, which would establish an Abortion Care Clinical Training Program within the Department of Health and outlines requirements for...[ Read More ]

Maryland health workforce and emergency assistance bills heard in committee

| Apr 7, 2022 | Maryland

Two bills aiming to supplement the state health workforce and emergency response system were on the agenda for the House Health and Government Operations Committee Tuesday. The first was a crossover bill sponsored by Sen. Delores Kelley (D - Baltimore). The other was sponsored by committee member Cheryl Landis (D...[ Read More ]

Florida health policy can better serve medically complex children, expert says

| Apr 6, 2022 | Florida

Policies to provide better care for medically complex children made recent headlines in Arizona as its Family Licensed Health Aide Program went into effect this month. The program allows family caregivers to be paid for tending to their child’s medical tasks.  In Florida, state health policy often falls short of...[ Read More ]

Legislature discusses Hawaii State Hospital delays ahead of budget vote

| Apr 5, 2022 | Hawaii

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means is set to vote later this week on the $16 billion state budget for FY 2023. The House unanimously passed the budget earlier this month, approving funding for health initiatives such as the Kupuna Care Program, new positions for the Office of Long-Term...[ Read More ]

Palm Beach County leads community-based maternal health approach

| Apr 1, 2022 | Florida

Community-based initiatives are coming to the forefront of maternal and infant health discussions in Palm Beach County (PCB). The Florida Institute for Health Innovation recently hosted a community forum featuring maternal health experts and members of the fetal infant mortality review (FIMR) program. The discussion showed the evident need for...[ Read More ]