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Oregon Health Authority gets a new, but familiar, director
Gov. Kate Brown announced that Patrick Allen, whom she appointed as acting director of the Oregon Health Authority about four weeks ago, will remain on the job on a permanent basis. "Each Oregonian has a right to a healthy, independent life that allows them to succeed," Brown said in a statement. "To achieve this goal, the Oregon Health Authority must be capable of maintaining a high value and sustainable health care system. Pat has already proven to be a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Rand Paul: GOP ’s ‘Fake Repeal’ Health Bill Is Setting Up a ‘Perpetual Food Fight’
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump used Twitter Friday to slam Sen. Rand Paul and other Republicans who might oppose the GOP’s last-gasp effort to topple the Obama health care law. Paul fired back, calling the Senate bill “fake repeal” and saying the White House just wants a victory without caring about the legislation’s details. “Rand Paul, or whoever votes against Hcare Bill, will forever (future political campaigns) be known as “the Republican who saved ObamaCare,” Trump tweeted. It was Trump’s second attack in three days on Paul, R-Ky., for so far being the only ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Fram / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress Health Care onetime Source Type: news

Federal Workers Who Made a Difference
The federal government gets a bad rap: it is constantly described as bloated and clunky, its workers as inefficient and ineffectual. Yet by and large, the men and women who make up the federal workforce rise above the criticism, put one foot in front of the other and do their job. Rarely is the work they do acknowledged, much less praised. But for the past 16 years, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies, have sought to change that by honoring federal employees who have an outsize impact on the country and the world. Below, the 2017 Sammie winners, chosen by the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Servic...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Government Source Type: news

The hidden costs of health care
Taxes, fees and unpaid dollars are all contributing to rising premiums for health insurance and there's not much the companies or the consumer can do about it. OR Why is my health insurance premium so high? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

The hidden costs of health care
Taxes, fees and unpaid dollars are all contributing to rising premiums for health insurance and there's not much the companies or the consumer can do about it. OR Why is my health insurance premium so high? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Increasing alcohol taxes: analysis of case studies from Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts - Ramirez RL, Jernigan DH.
This study examined how alcohol tax increases occurred rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Parrish vows to challenge wording of her referendum in appeals court
A legislative committee approved the ballot title, which will challenge new health care taxes but doesn't iuse the word "tax," as requested by Parrish. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Over 31,000 scientists say global warming is a total hoax; now they're speaking out against junk science
(Natural News) Over 31,000 scientists have united against the political agenda of global warming. The scientific consensus, which includes over 9,000 scientists with Ph.D.s, supports the necessity of carbon dioxide and sheds light on the agenda of global warming, which includes industrial energy rationing, central economic planning, and global taxation schemes. These scientists are now speaking out against... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strong alcohol policies help reduce alcohol-involved homicides
(Boston Medical Center) Stronger alcohol policies, including taxes and sales restrictions, have been shown to reduce the likelihood of alcohol involvement among homicide victims, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

During Trump ’s Campaign, Paul Manafort Offered to Privately Brief a Russian Billionaire Friend of Putin’s
WASHINGTON — In the middle of Donald Trump’s presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide “private briefings” about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort’s offer was memorialized in an email exchange with a former employee of his political consulting firm in July 2016. It was first reported by The Washington Post, which said portions of Manafort’s emails were read to reporters. Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni confirmed to The Associated Press that the email exchanges...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad Day / AP Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Campaign onetime Paul Manafort Source Type: news

Powerball Winner Charged With Repeatedly Sexually Assaulting a Child
A New Jersey man who won nearly a $340 million jackpot in the Powerball lottery four years ago has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor over the course of three years, prosecutors said. Pedro Quezada, a 49-year-old based in Wayne Township, is facing two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said Wednesday, according to NJ.com. The child, a female, was assaulted between the ages of 11 and 14, Valdes said, as reported by NJ.com. Quezada faces up to 40 y...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized New Jersey onetime Source Type: news

Obama defends health care law amid last-ditch effort to repeal and replace
The Graham-Cassidy health care bill would keep Obamacare's taxes in place, but turn most of the revenues over to the states to come up with their own health care systems. Former President Obama argued Wednesday that some states might allow insurers to once again charge more for pre-existing conditions. Nancy Cordes reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Least 12 People Arrested in Spain Amid Catalan Independence Demonstrations
(MADRID) — Spanish police arrested at least 12 people Wednesday in raids on Catalan government offices, news reports said, as national authorities intensified a crackdown on the region’s preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. It was the first time Spanish authorities have detained Catalan officials since the campaign to hold a vote on Catalonia’s independence began to gather momentum in 2011. The move was the latest spike in tension in the standoff between national authorities based in Madrid and pro-independence Catalans over a planned Oct. 1 referendum. Several thousand Catalans g...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aritz Parra and Ciaran Giles / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Spain Source Type: news

Attorney: Chevron Offers 'No Credible Argument' For Cost Tax In Lago Agrio Case
NEW YORK - The attorney representing a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for injuries, only to have it reversed, on Sept. 12 filed a letter with the presiding judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, arguing that the company offers "no credible argument" for its contention that the company is entitled to the taxation of costs in the litigation (Chevron Corporation v. Donziger, et al., Case No. 11 Civ. 691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Two-thirds support tax rises to fund the NHS
A report based on data collected by Ipsos MORI found that two-thirds of the public would pay more in taxes to fund the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Republican Senator Endorses Carbon Tax to Fight Climate Change
Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed a carbon tax to fight climate change, breaking with much of the Republican Establishment. Speaking at a climate change conference held by former Secretary of State John Kerry at Yale University, the South Carolina Republican called for a “price on carbon,” saying he would take the idea to the White House for consideration. “I’m a Republican. I believe that the greenhouse effect is real, that CO2 emissions generated by man is creating our greenhouse gas effect that traps heat, and the planet is warming,” said Graham, according to a transcript of the video. “A ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland / New Haven, Conn. Tags: Uncategorized carbon tax climate change Lindsey Graham onetime Source Type: news

Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Besides the toll in deaths and disability, hospitalizations linked to gun injuries cost U.S. taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study finds. A University of Iowa analysis of nationwide data on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CBO aims to provide preliminary assessment of Graham-Cassidy bill by early next week
CBO is aiming to provide a preliminary assessment of the Graham-Cassidy bill by early next week. That assessment, which is being prepared with the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, will include whether the legislation would reduce on-budget deficits by at least as much as was estimated for H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act, as passed by the House on May 4, 2017; whether Titles I and II in the legislation would each save at least $1 billion; and whether the bill would increase on-budget deficits in the long term. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report: Eric Trump's foundation hosts new St. Jude benefit
While under investigation by the New York State Attorney General, Eric Trump's foundation held a secret charity event Monday benefiting, at least in part, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event was held at Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York, on Monday, Sept. 18, Forbes reported. The state is reportedly looking into alleged violations of laws governing nonprofits and taxes tied to previous Eric Trump Foundation fundraisers for St. Jude. The Eric Trump Foun dation,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths
Title: Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant DeathsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 19, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Another extension for Abbott ’ s tender for Alere
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) today announced yet another extension of its tender offer for all outstanding Alere (NYSE:ALR) Series B convertible perpetual preferred shares at $402 per share, pushing the deadline from Sept. 15. to near the end of the month. As part of the offering, Abbott said it will also pay for unpaid dividends to the settlement date of the tender offer in cash, without interest and subject to applicable taxes. The offer, originally announced on July 17, is being extended to “allow additional time for the consummation of the merger,” Abbott said in a press release. The offe...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Diagnostics Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Abbott Alere Source Type: news

Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

100,000 teens are so obese they need weight-loss surgery
2.4% of teenagers are 'super obese' found a  University College London study. Researchers say bariatric surgery is their only hope. This could cost taxpayers £543million. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- A new European study finds that when the price of cigarettes rises, infant deaths decline. The finding didn't surprise one U.S. expert in child health, because when fewer mothers can afford to smoke any longer -- or take... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

President Trump Arrives for His U.N. Debut, With Baggage
(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump is making his debut at the United Nations and taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source. In his first appearance as president, Trump on Monday was addressing a U.S.-sponsored event on reforming the 193-member organization he has sharply criticized. As a candidate for president, Trump labeled the U.N. as weak and incompetent, and not a friend of either the United States or Israel. But he has softened his tone since taking office, telling ambassadors from U.N. Security Council member countries at a White House meeting this year that the U.N. has “tremend...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Darlene Superville / AP Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy Foreign Policy onetime trump United Nations Source Type: news

Tax News - Tax Credits, IRS Policies, State & Federal Taxes, Filing ...
Read the latest taxes news and issues including tax credits, IRS policies, state and federal taxes. Find articles on tax news from AARP. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Jeb Bush: The Graham-Cassidy Proposal Is Better Than Kasich-Hickenlooper
Despite the chaos and disappointment which defined the health care debate in Washington this summer, there is still both an opportunity and obligation to get some big and serious things done for the American people this year. While tackling tax reform, regulatory reform, entitlement reform and many other challenges are critical to ensuring American prosperity for future generations, health care reform must remain at the top of Congress’ to-do-list this fall. In voting for sweeping change last November, the chief issue driving many voters was the repeal of Obamacare, a policy monstrosity railroaded through Congress by...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeb Bush and Alan Levine Tags: Uncategorized ideas onetime Source Type: news

Port-au-Prince Partners with U.S. Company to Modernize Tax Revenue...
Greenfield Advisors will provide the city with the ability to efficiently collect property taxes throughout Port-au-Prince.(PRWeb September 15, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14703645.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘He’ll Go Back on His Word.’ Rank-and-File Remain Skeptical of DACA Deal
President Trump and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill are ready to work out a deal on protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. But the rank and file of both parties remain skeptical. After a Chinese food dinner in the White House Wednesday night, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said they were close to a deal on avoiding deportation of so-called Dreamers. Other Democratic lawmakers weren’t sure that a deal could be worked out, however. “I don’t think the president actually understands what he’s saying half the time,” said D...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized chuck schumer Congress DACA democrats Donald Trump dreamers Immigration nancy pelosi republicans White House Source Type: news

Deal or No Deal?
President Donald Trump may finally be putting his deal-making skills to work in Washington. Over a Chinese food dinner in the Blue Room of the Executive Mansion, Trump seemed to reach an agreement in principle with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that would preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. A week after cutting a deal with the two Democrats to raise the debt limit while funding hurricane relief, Trump once again reached across the aisle—cutting out Republican congressional leaders in the process. It’s unclear whether the deal to prote...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

Steven Mnuchin Requested a U.S. Military Jet to Use for His Honeymoon
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asked for a $25,000-an-hour military jet to fly him and his wife on a honeymoon to Europe, weeks before the couple flew on a government aircraft during the eclipse. The department’s inspector general announced on Wednesday that they were investigating the request, which was made because Mnunchin feared he would not have access to secure communications while traveling to Scotland, France, and Italy, ABC News reported. “It is imperative that he have access to secure communications, and it is our practice to consider a wide range of options to ensure he has these capabilities...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized louise linton onetime steven mnuchin Treasury Department Source Type: news

Presbyterian Health Plan files court response to AG's suit
Presbyterian Health Plan Inc., Presbyterian Network Inc. and Presbyterian Insurance Co. Inc. filed a court response Monday to a lawsuit by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, denying allegations that Presbyterian owes any taxes to the state of New Mexico. Presbyterian filed an answer to Balderas' suit asking that the claims be dismissed in First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe Monday. In July, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a lawsuit against Presbyterian Health Plan… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rachel Sapin Source Type: news

Presbyterian Health Plan files court response to AG's suit
Presbyterian Health Plan Inc., Presbyterian Network Inc. and Presbyterian Insurance Co. Inc. filed a court response Monday to a lawsuit by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, denying allegations that Presbyterian owes any taxes to the state of New Mexico. Presbyterian filed an answer to Balderas' suit asking that the claims be dismissed in First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe Monday. In July, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a lawsuit against Presbyterian Health Plan… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rachel Sapin Source Type: news

Bernie Sanders Just Proposed Single-Payer Health Care. What ’s That?
Sen. Bernie Sanders will unveil the latest version of his single-payer health care plan on Wednesday. The bill, which has garnered 15 co-sponsors in the Senate, would shift the U.S. health care system from one in which most people under age 65 are insured privately—typically through their jobs—into one in which all Americans are insured through the federal government. “Under Bernie’s plan, Americans will benefit from the freedom and security that comes with finally separating health insurance from employment. That freedom would not only help the American people live happier, healthier and more fulfi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Bernie Sanders Congress Health Care Healthcare onetime Source Type: news

‘Love Is Love.’ Read Barack Obama’s Tribute to the Late LGBTQ Activist Edie Windsor
Former President Barack Obama paid tribute to LGBTQ activist Edie Windsor, whose fight for equal rights led to a landmark ruling on same-sex marriage. Windsor, 88, died early Wednesday. During Obama’s presidency, she filed a lawsuit against the federal government in New York after she was billed $363,053 in federal state taxes in 2010 when her wife, Thea Spyer, died. If her marriage had been recognized by the state, she wouldn’t have been billed anything. The couple had been together for 44 years and had got married in Canada in 2007. The case led the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act in ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized onetime politics Source Type: news

How Edith Windsor Became a ‘Matriarch of the Gay-Rights Movement’
For most of her life, Edith Windsor was a private citizen who, like most Americans, had a name that — while meaningful to those in her circle of friends and family — was largely unknown to the wider world. But a late-in-life decision ensured that the LGBTQ activist, who died on Tuesday at 88, as her wife Judith Kasen-Windsor confirmed, would find her name a solid part of American history. After all, it’s her name in the 2013 Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor, which overturned key parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). “America’s long journey towards equality has been guided by...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Civil Rights remembrance Source Type: news

How Americans Could Have Cheap Health Care Almost Instantly
Can’t agree on health care, how to finance it or how to cover the uninsured? Think big. And look carefully: it’s right before our eyes. Imagine comprehensive, universal, effective and cheap health care for all Americans, essentially overnight. It would require hiring more doctors, nurses and other health professionals as well as utilizing more hospitals and medical facilities, but it would be remarkably easy compared to all the other health care proposals afloat now. That’s because the medical expertise and the infrastructure to make this possible already exist — right here in our Veterans Affairs h...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margaret Battin Tags: Uncategorized health Health Care Healthcare politics Source Type: news

Blog: It ’s time for politicians to wake up, stop hesitating, and put pay up now
This afternoon at the TUC, I was proud to lead the debate on public sector pay. For UNISON’s 1.3 million members, and millions more like them, there is no more important issue. After years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on our public services – all overseen by a government that has shown little interest in public service – the tide is beginning to turn in our direction. When you consider how poorly public service workers have been treated, that’s not surprising. In the first six years of Tory rule, public sector pay rose by just 4.4%. Yet over the same period, the cost of living soared by 2...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - September 11, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News pay pay up now TUC Source Type: news

As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses
After it had raged through the Caribbean, sucked the sea back from the Bahamas coast and devastated the tiny island of Barbuda, Hurricane Irma tore up the Florida panhandle Sunday night cutting power for four million people en route to Tampa. A map produced by the U.S. National Hurricane Center showed that along parts of the State’s southwestern coast storm surge flooding could surpass nine feet; already, parts of downtown Miami were a couple of feet underwater. “Pray for us,” Florida governor Rick Scott said in an interview as the hurricane began its assault on his state. Meanwhile, a thousand miles wes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized Floods Florida onetime weather Source Type: news

A Devastating Hurricane Season Exposes America ’s Flood Insurance Problem
As Hurricane Irma continued on a collision course toward South Florida with wind speeds topping 150 mph, millions of people in the region boarded up their homes and packed up their bags. In the face of a storm that is predicted to be devastating, the question looming over many families is whether they will be able to afford to rebuild their homes if they’re destroyed. At the heart of that question is the issue of flood insurance — an increasingly fraught topic not just in South Florida but in the flood-prone regions of the country as a whole. Private insurance companies moved away from offering flood insurance ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Congress FEMA hurricane irma Natural Disasters Source Type: news

Is Medtronic Making Good on Its Post-Merger Promise?
Two years ago and some change, Medtronic sent shockwaves through the medical device world with the news of its $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien through a tax inversion deal that moved the company’s corporate headquarters to Ireland and freed up $9.3 billion in cash that had previously been trapped overseas. The announcement came with a promise, however. As a direct benefit of the company’s new financial structure, Medtronic vowed to make $10 billion in U.S. technology investments over the coming decade in areas such as early stage venture capital investments, acquisitions, and R&D – above and bey...
Source: MDDI - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Medical Device Business Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes government U-turn on selling NHS staffing agency
UNISON has welcomed the government’s U-turn on plans to sell off NHS Professionals (NHSP), the publicly-owned NHS staffing agency in England. Over the summer UNISON staff and activists combined with the We Own It campaign group to petition and lobby MPs, civil servants and the National Audit Office. The result has been hailed as a public sector success story, in allowing NHS trusts to avoid private sector agencies and ensuring that staff are employed on NHS pay and conditions. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The government has at last seen sense. NHS Professionals is an organisation that saves the...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News NHS England nhs pay NHS Professionals NHS staff recruitment Source Type: news

CHS joins 11-member partnership to serve N.C. Medicaid patients
A group of 11 North Carolina health systems have finalized a partnership formed to bid to serve the state ’s Medicaid population. North Carolina Provider Owned Plans is owned by the nonprofit health systems, Provider-Led and Patient-Centered Care (PLPCC), as well as New Mexico’s Presbyterian Healthcare Services. It was “formed to support [North Carolina’s] goal to transform the Medicaid system to a program that provides budget predictability for taxpayers while ensuring access to quality… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Triad health systems join 11-member partnership to serve N.C. Medicaid patients
A group of 11 North Carolina health systems has finalized a partnership formed to bid to serve the state ’s Medicaid population. North Carolina Provider Owned Plans is owned by the nonprofit health systems, Provider-Led and Patient-Centered Care (PLPCC), as well as New Mexico’s Presbyterian Healthcare Services. It was “formed to support [North Carolina’s] goal to transform the Medicaid system to a program that provides budget predictability for taxpayers while ensuring access to quality… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

11 health systems finalize partnership in North Carolina to address needs of Medicaid patients
A group of 11 North Carolina health systems have finalized a partnership formed to bid to serve the state ’s Medicaid population. North Carolina Provider Owned Plans is owned by the nonprofit health systems, Provider-Led and Patient-Centered Care (PLPCC), as well as New Mexico’s Presbyterian Healthcare Services. It was “formed to support [North Carolina’s] goal to transform the Medicaid system to a program that provides budget predictability for taxpayers while ensuring access to quality… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes government ’s U-turn on selling off NHS Professionals
Commenting on the news that the government has backtracked over the selling off of NHS Professionals, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The government has at last seen sense. NHS Professionals is an organisation that saves the health service money and ensures there are enough staff on wards. “But despite many warnings, ministers have once again gone through a pointless exercise, wasting millions of pounds of taxpayers cash. Instead of filling the pockets of management consultants, this money could have been better spent improving services for patients. “Selling off NHS Professionals would...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health NHS NHS Professionals Sara Gorton Source Type: news

What Older Americans Stand to Lose if ‘ Dreamers ’ Are Deported
Many of those who care for older Americans are low-wage immigrants, and replacing them could prove difficult and costly for families and taxpayers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NOAM SCHEIBER and RACHEL ABRAMS Tags: Home Health Care Immigration and Emigration Trump, Donald J Elder Care Source Type: news

Deporting ‘ Dreamers ’ May Hit Home Health Care Especially Hard
Many of those who care for older Americans are low-wage immigrants, and replacing them could prove difficult and costly for families and taxpayers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NOAM SCHEIBER and RACHEL ABRAMS Tags: Home Health Care Immigration and Emigration Trump, Donald J Elder Care Source Type: news

Dialysis bills in California Legislature head to floor for votes
Two bills that would impose increased regulation on dialysis clinics in California are headed to floor votes in both houses of the Legislature. Assembly Bill 251, introduced by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, would require dialysis clinics to spend at least 85 percent of treatment revenue on patient care, quality improvement, license fees and federal and state taxes. Senate Bill 349, introduced by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, wou ld impose minimum staffing requirements and establish minimum… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Dialysis bills in California Legislature head to floor for votes
Two bills that would impose increased regulation on dialysis clinics in California are headed to floor votes in both houses of the Legislature. Assembly Bill 251, introduced by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, would require dialysis clinics to spend at least 85 percent of treatment revenue on patient care, quality improvement, license fees and federal and state taxes. Senate Bill 349, introduced by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, wou ld impose minimum staffing requirements and establish minimum… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news