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Health & Insurance, Social Services

How Prescriptions are Covered by Medicare

February 19, 2018

Via: The Caregiver Space

For over 40 years, Medicare offered no retail prescription drug coverage. Can you imagine? While Medicare Part B has always covered medications administered in a doctor’s office or hospital setting, just a few years ago our nation’s seniors often paid […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

US health-care spending to climb 5.3% in 2018

February 15, 2018

Via: CNBC Healthcare

United States health spending is projected to rise 5.3 percent in 2018, reflecting rising prices of medical goods and services and higher Medicaid costs, a U.S. government health agency said on Wednesday, an upward trend it forecasts for the next […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

2018 State of the Union: Healthcare Recap

January 31, 2018

Via: Healthcare Economist

What did you think of the State of the Union address? I won’t get into all the policies and positions put forth by President Trump, but I will review his statements related to health care. And we are serving our […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Viewpoints: Even In The U.S., Extreme Poverty Takes Toll On Public Health; Medicaid Changes ‘Are Not Reform’

January 25, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

You might think that the kind of extreme poverty that would concern a global organization like the United Nations has long vanished in this country. Yet the special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, recently made and […]


Health & Insurance, Social Security, Social Services

Number of OSHA Workplace Safety Inspectors Decline Under Trump Administration

January 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

According to data obtained by NBC News, the number of federal workplace safety inspectors within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fallen under the Trump administration. The agency has reportedly lost 40 inspectors from attrition since President Donald […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Children’s Insurance, Other Health Programs Funded — For Now — In Bill

December 22, 2017

Via: Kaiser Health News

The bill passed by Congress late Thursday to keep most of the federal government funded for another month also provided a temporary reprieve to a number of health programs in danger of running out of money, most notably the Children’s […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Drug Coverage Denied By Medicare? How You Can Fight Back

December 14, 2017

Via: The Caregiver Space

Kenneth Buss had taken Xarelto, a blood thinner, for more than a year when his mail-order pharmacy refused a request to refill his prescription several weeks ago. Buss, 79 and prone to dangerous blood clots, immediately contacted his physician, who […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Half of world’s people can’t get basic health services: WHO

December 13, 2017

Via: CNBC Healthcare

At least half the world’s population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Some 800 million […]


Health & Insurance, Public Utilities, Social Services, Waste Management

SWANA Publishes Tips for Safety at Waste-To-Energy Facilities

November 28, 2017

Via: Waste360

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) released the latest installment in its “Five to Stay Alive” series, featuring safety tips for waste-to-energy (WTE) employees. Although SWANA pointed out that WTE employers have low injury rates, there are safety […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Insurance firms need to worry about social media

November 17, 2017

Via: TNW

While it is fairly clear why many retail and consumer-oriented companies need to worry about utilizing social media, even atypical consumer-oriented companies, such as insurance firms, need to maintain a social media presence. Recently, a wave of “insurtech,” or insurance […]