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Suicide rates increase in nearly every state

Kylie Walsh | Jun 13, 2018 | Federal

ACA left to die on the vine by the DOJ

Marjie High | Jun 8, 2018 | California, Federal, Oregon, Washington

Social Security and Medicare annual report warns of coming crisis

Marjie High | Jun 6, 2018 | Federal, Washington

Melanoma Diagnoses Rising, New Data Shows

| Jun 5, 2018 | Federal

Wide variations exist in skin cancer diagnosis rates between states and metropolitan areas PORTLAND, Ore. – Prevalence of melanoma diagnoses increased 7 percent over a four-year span, according to information released by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)’s Health of America Report. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, people who first...[ Read More ]

Three national implications of the 2018 California gubernatorial primary

DJ Wilson | Jun 5, 2018 | California, Federal

Today is Primary Election Day in California where the state's top two primary system has created interesting politics in a deeply blue state. If you haven't followed the race closely, it's been notable for a number of reasons.  And, those might well have implications for other states and perhaps the...[ Read More ]

AP issues ruling that will definitely impact your professional life

DJ Wilson | May 31, 2018 | Federal

When you were growing up, you were told by your English teacher that you could use either the one word or two word spelling:  healthcare or health care. The rule was, however, that you had to be consistent.  Pick one, so your grammarian said, and stick with it. No more....[ Read More ]

King County wins lawsuit, blocks federal government from terminating science-based teen pregnancy prevention program

| May 30, 2018 | Washington

King County won an important victory in U.S. District Court after demonstrating that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) acted unlawfully in abruptly cancelling its Teen Pregnancy Prevention grants two years early. “We sued the federal government because they are attempting to eliminate funding for programs based...[ Read More ]

Attorneys General urge Senate to pass opioid-related legislation

Kylie Walsh | May 23, 2018 | Federal

A bipartisan coalition of 39 state and territory attorneys general sent the following letter to the chair and ranking member of the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Judiciary Committee. The letter asks the senators to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 2.0 and the Comprehensive...[ Read More ]

AG Becerra, coalition of 16 AGs successfully intervene to defend ACA in federal lawsuit filed in Texas

| May 16, 2018 | California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, joined by 16 attorneys general, today secured the right to intervene in Texas et al. v. United States et al., a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Texas that seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Leading the coalition, Attorney General Becerra will now vigorously defend the...[ Read More ]