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Several health care bills to re-emerge in 2021

Shawna De La Rosa | Nov 25, 2020 | Maryland

Several 2020 bill related to health care will re-emerge when the 2021 legislative session resumes Jan. 13. Here are some highlights:     Senate Bill 611 would lower the age at which a minor can give consent and act as an adult on their own behalf when it comes to...[ Read More ]

AG, Secretary of State issue joint statement regarding gubernatorial succession in the event of a vacancy

| Nov 25, 2020 | Washington

In light of recent inquiries from members of the press and public, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman are jointly providing information about what happens under Washington law if the governor resigns to accept a position in a presidential administration. If the governor were to resign,...[ Read More ]

Gov. Hogan warns police will enforce new COVID-19 rules

Shawna De La Rosa | Nov 24, 2020 | Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan is warning businesses and individuals that police will begin monitoring downtown areas looking for those not following the new, tighter COVID-19 restrictions. The rules were implemented last week to contain the surge in case numbers. The effort will be a wide-scale “compliance, education and enforcement effort.”  ...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Early legislation, COVID, Post-Trump health policy

| Nov 24, 2020 | Utah

In this week of Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you to RyLee Curtis. And to Brandon Hendrickson and Lorena Riffo Jenson. And particularly Rep. Jim Dunnigan and Sen. Gene Davis. And, Travis Jackson, Shelly Martin, Bill Stilling, Robert Harrison, Stephen Foxley, Catherine Field and so many of you that...[ Read More ]

AlohaCare to provide basic dental coverage at no cost to adult Medicaid members through Hawaii Dental Service

| Nov 24, 2020 | Hawaii

AlohaCare [this month] announced that it has selected Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) to administer basic dental services at no cost to its adult Medicaid members beginning January 1, 2021. Through HDS, adult AlohaCare Medicaid members will receive diagnostic, preventive and basic dental services. Covered dental benefits will include an annual...[ Read More ]

Health care bills already slated for 2021 session

Shawna De La Rosa | Nov 23, 2020 | Virginia

Several health care bills are slated for consideration when Virginia legislative sessions resume Jan. 13. Some of the highlights are listed below.     HB188: Health care service estimates Health care services and payment estimates will be considered in HB188. The bill would require hospitals and practitioners licensed by the...[ Read More ]

United Way of Salt Lake partners with Intermountain Healthcare to address social determinants of health

| Nov 23, 2020 | Utah

In a Nov. 19th press release, United Way of Salt Lake announced a new partnership with Intermountain Healthcare. The partnership is funded by a $5 million commitment from Intermountain. Its goal is to remove socioeconomic barriers and streamline health care services to the communities who need them most. This collaboration...[ Read More ]

Chairman Cox, Supervisor Fletcher propose $20 million of relief for businesses impacted by purple tier

| Nov 23, 2020 | California

Chairman Greg Cox and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Co-Chairs of the County of San Diego’s COVID-19 Subcommittee, are proposing the County make $20 million in general funds available to provide COVID-19 relief to businesses negatively impacted by the Purple Tier indoor closures.     COVID-19 Subcommittee members Fletcher and Cox released...[ Read More ]

Speaker Saiki announces committee assignments and members of new Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Committee

Emily Boerger | Nov 23, 2020 | Hawaii

In a letter sent Friday, House Speaker Scott Saiki announced the new committee assignments for the 2021 Legislative Session. The list includes a re-organization of the health-related committees in the House and a new committee focused on pandemic preparedness. The House previously utilized three separate committees for health, housing, and...[ Read More ]

Utah Senate Health and Human Services Committee holds interim meeting

| Nov 23, 2020 | Utah

On Nov. 18, the Utah Senate Health and Human Services Committee held an interim meeting to discuss pertinent committee business. Here are a few important topics they discussed: COVID-19: An Update State epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn reported that Utah is experiencing over 3,000 new cases every day and there is...[ Read More ]

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