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Nursing home workers charged after a WWII vet was left alone to die
The World War II vet threw one of his legs over the edge of his hospital bed, gasped for air and called out desperately to an empty room: “Help me, help me, help me.” Minutes later, 89-year-old James Dempsey, who had pressed a call button in his room, cried out again: “Help me. Help me. Help.” It was early […]Related:Lesbian couple was denied chance to be foster parents by taxpayer-funded charity. So they sued.CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this year (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How CBO and JCT Analyze Major Proposals That Would Affect Health Insurance Coverage
Report focuses on the process that the Congressional Budget Office and The Joint Committee on Taxation use to analyze proposals affecting health insurance coverage for people under age 65, such as legislation that would make major changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lesbian couple was denied chance to be foster parents by taxpayer-funded charity. So they sued.
A lesbian married couple from Texas is suing the federal government after they say that a Catholic nonprofit that receives taxpayer funding denied them the opportunity to serve as foster parents for refugee children because of their sexual orientation. Fatma Marouf, 41, and Bryn Esplin, 33, both professors at the University of Texas A&M in […]Related:CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this yearChildren’s deaths from flu rise sharply amid signs that season may be hitting plateau (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The United States: Innovation and Immobility
Joaquín Roy is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of the European Union Center at the University of Miami.By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Feb 20 2018 (IPS)It is the country of paradox, based on the double column of creativity and tradition. Americans are unable to escape the twin submission to the adamnism of being the first and the last to accept that the rest of the planet can be more original and may outrank them in any field. Expelled, transferred, fled from Europe, they refuse to admit that the reconstructed European civilization, which they have neglected since 1776, can be superior to them. Sometimes, as Trump ca...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Crime & Justice Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights North America Regional Categories Source Type: news

Survey estimates of changes in alcohol use patterns following the 2012 privatization of the Washington liquor monopoly - Kerr WC, Williams E, Ye Y, Subbaraman MS, Greenfield TK.
AIMS: The US state of Washington's 333 state-run liquor stores were privatized on 1 June 2012 and purchases began in ~1500 licensed stores of a variety of types. A regime of taxes and fees was implemented to replace the revenues generated by the state stor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tuition fees review ‘needs to support wider access’
“Any change in tuition fees needs to support wider access for students that need flexibility in study options,” UNISON head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman said today. She was speaking after prime minister Theresa May admitted that students in England face “one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world”, and announced an “independent review of fees and student finance” to take place over the next year. Tuition fees in England currently stand at £9,250 a year, which leaves student nurses, for instance, qualifying with a debt of more than £50...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article he higher ed higher education universities Source Type: news

Time for a windfall tax on the PFI profiteers, says UNISON
The enormous profits being racked up by Private Finance Initiative (PFI) companies should be subject to a new windfall tax, so much-needed resources can be put back into the UK’s cash-strapped public services, says UNISON today (Monday). Such a tax could be introduced if two amendments to the Finance Bill, which have been tabled by Stella Creasy MP, achieve enough support during Wednesday’s House of Commons debate on the draft legislation. UNISON believes a new windfall tax could prove a lifeline to under pressure public services. It would mean PFI firms are forced to pay back some of the billions of pounds the...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release government PFI public services Source Type: news

INDOCTRINATION: Colleges now starting to require “diversity” course to graduate
(Natural News) Forget about learning to create a resume and pay taxes; at Wenatchee Valley College in Washington State, students will soon be required to take a course on diversity before they graduate. Starting in the fall of 2018, the two-year community college will require that “Every direct transfer AA-degree seeking student will need to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Thailand is an Untapped Medtech Opportunity
During the MD&M West Conference and Expo in Anaheim, CA last week, attendees were invited to learn about business and partnering opportunities in the Thai market and network with Thai representatives who support companies in early, mid, and mature stages of growing their Southeast Asian business plans.  As the infographic above indicates, there are several factors driving opportunities for medtech in Thailand. Tanee Sangrat, the consul general of Thailand's consulate in Los Angeles, CA, said there are more than 1,000 public and private hospitals nationwide and many of these hospitals are upgrading and expanding th...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M West (Anaheim) Medical Device Business Source Type: news

New book raises questions about citizen input in government contracting
(Binghamton University) Taxpayer dollars fund a variety of important public programs, including many that are delivered by private contractors, but citizens often are not involved enough in shaping these contracts, according to a new book by Kristina Lambright, associate professor of public administration at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gaza Health Sector on Verge of Collapse
GAZA, Gaza City. Queuing in hope of fuel. Credit: Mohammed Omer / IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)UN agencies have sounded the alarm on the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, pointing to the devastating repercussions of the ongoing fuel shortages. UN agencies have appealed for donor support as emergency fuel for critical facilities in Gaza are due to run out in 10 days.In a meeting, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that Gaza is a “constant humanitarian emergency.”“Gaza remains squeezed by crippling closures…two million Palestinians are struggl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Energy Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women's Health Source Type: news

Newsweek busted for "defrauding the American taxpayers" with sweeping ad fraud; executives RESIGN
(Natural News) The publishing group behind both Newsweek and the International Business Times (IBT) is being accused of engaging in a massive online advertising fraud scheme that ultimately bilked American taxpayers out of tens of millions of dollars. Social Puncher, a consulting firm that investigates online advertising fraud, alleges in a new report that both... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust, But Verify (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)
UAMS, ostensibly accountable to the public, is selling its doctors’ services, and the taxpayers who employ those doctors aren’t allowed to know how much the buyer is paying. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Being Outdoors May Change the Way Your Brain Works, Study Says
Getting outside may not only change your perspective — it could actually alter the way your brain works in some unexpected ways, according to a small new study. “Your brain seems like it has to work harder and it’s less effective when it’s outside,” explains Kyle Mathewson, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Alberta in Canada and the lead author of new research published in the journal Brain Research. For the study, Mathewson, along with graduate student Joanna Scanlon, monitored the brain activity of 12 people as they listened to a series of tones. Everyone was directe...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized bike riding Brain brain health cognition Exercise exercise brain benefits exercise brain health health benefits of nature healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime outdoors outside Research stationary bike Source Type: news

Cardinal Health closes $1B China biz sale
Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) said today it closed its $1.2 billion sale of its Cardinal Health China business to Shanghai Pharmaceuticals. The deal covers Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal’s pharmaceutical operations and medical distribution business in the People’s Republic, but does not include other assets there such as Cordis, the patient recovery business for which it paid Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) $6 billion or its medical sourcing team. Net proceeds from the deal are expected to be approximately $800 million after adjusting for third party indebtedness, taxes and other expenses, Cardinal Heal...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Cardinal Health shanghaipharma Source Type: news

County coroners and their role in the heart of the opioid epidemic - Robinson R.
As drug- and opiate/opioid-related deaths continue to rise in the Midwest, we must look at how the type of death investigation in these areas is affected and taxed by the increase. Many states with a large rural component rely on a local coroner system, wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Pfizer touts drug sales, credits tax savings for surge in Q4 profit
Pfizer, deemed the largest U.S. drugmaker, says it will take advantage of the recent tax-law changes. The announcements come as the new tax law changes the effective corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. The company reported Tuesday a gain of $11.34 billion, and said it would invest about $5 billion in the U.S. over the next five years. Like big banks and other major corporations, th e New York-based pharmaceutical giant said it would pay about $15 billion in taxes over eight years… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

A design diagnosis: reinvigorating the primary care estate
This report looks at financing options for GPs who wish to upgrade their estate and finds private sector finance can upgrade the estate at value for money for the taxpayer. It suggests GPs need to be well-informed on financing options and building design to ensure public-private partnerships deliver value for money and that STPs have a critical role in supporting GPs when they are interacting with estate developers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. telehealth industry eyes Medicare for its next big check
(Reuters) - After years of lobbying in Washington, U.S. telehealth providers have the first hints that the dam could break on public funding for an industry they say could save taxpayers billions. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

California's New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Out Compassionate Care Programs
California's new adult-use pot laws and taxes are making the going much more difficult for programs that donate medical marijuana to poor patients. But a new wave of medical marijuana activism has commenced as a result. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Carreon, Contributor Source Type: news

A design diagnosis: reinvigorating the primary care estate
A report from Reform finds that private sector finance can be used to upgrade the primary care estate and deliver value for money for the taxpayer. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical shares fall despite Q4 earnings beat
Shares in Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) have fallen today despite the surgical robotics giant posting fourth quarter earnings that handily topped consensus on The Street. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company posted losses of $38.8 million, or 35¢ per share, on sales of $892.4 million for the 3 months ended December 31, seeing a 119% swing to the red on the bottom line while sales grew 17.9% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $2.54, significantly ahead of the $2.27 consensus on Wall Street where analysts were looking for sales of $864...
Source: Mass Device - January 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

Varian Medical Systems beats The Street with Q1 earnings
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) yesterday topped the consensus earnings forecast on Wall Street with its fiscal first-quarter results, despite a slide into red ink, sending share prices up today in pre-market trading. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company posted losses of -$112.2 million, or -$1.22 per share, on sales of $678.5 million for the three months ended Dec. 29, 2017, for a top-line gain of 12.8%. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, including a $234.7 million charge for taxes on earnings as a result of the tax reforms enacted last year, earnings per share were $1.06, 4¢ ahead of The Street. Analysts there were l...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Radiosurgery Wall Street Beat Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Medicaid recipients sue to block new work-requirement rules
Fifteen Medicaid recipients in Kentucky have sued the federal government in an attempt to block new first-in-the-nation rules that would require them to work in order to keep their taxpayer-funded health coverage (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medicaid recipients sue to block new work requirement rules
Fifteen Medicaid recipients in Kentucky have sued the federal government in an attempt to block new first-in-the-nation rules that would require them to work in order to keep their taxpayer-funded health coverage (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oregon approves new taxes to address Medicaid costs
The state approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies in an unusual special election (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon voters pass Measure 101, health care provider taxes
Oregon voters on Tuesday passed Measure 101, retaining taxes and fees on hospitals and health insurers to pay for the state's Medicaid expansion. Advocates for the measure began celebrating victory at 8:20, about 20 minutes after the polls closed, with the "yes" votes leading by 60 percent, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State. "It’s official — we won," Serena Cruz, executive director of the of the Virginia Garc ia Memorial Foundation, told a crowd of about 400 people… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Pledges More Resources For Rural Poverty
Highlights comments made by Ben Carson, the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, at the 5th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Summit in Wisconsin, with a focus on mental illness and drug additions. Also discusses the disparity in funding opportunities for rural areas as opposed to urban areas and the relative costs to taxpayers for housing homeless people compared to how much emergency room care and extra policing cost when these people are left homeless. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 24, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Oregon approves new taxes to address Medicaid costs
Oregon voters have approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies to address rising Medicaid costs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oregon approves new taxes to address rising Medicaid costs
Oregon voters have approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies to address rising Medicaid costs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Oregon approves new taxes for Medicaid costs
Oregon voters have approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies to address rising Medicaid costs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oregon voters pass Measure 101, health care provider taxes
Oregon voters on Tuesday passed Measure 101, retaining taxes and fees on hospitals and health insurers to pay for the state's Medicaid expansion. Advocates for the measure began celebrating victory at 8:20, about 20 minutes after the polls closed, with the "yes" votes leading by 60 percent, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State. "It’s official — we won," Serena Cruz, executive director of the of the Virginia Garc ia Memorial Foundation, told a crowd of about 400 people… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Here's why Measure 101 may pass on Tuesday
Ballots aren ’t due until 8 p.m. Tuesday, but already there may be some indications that access to health will trump anti-tax sentiment and voters will pass Measure 101, several political observers predicted.  As of today, 747,525 ballots have been cast, or 28 percent of eligible voters, according to the Sec retary of State's running tally. Measure 101 asks voters to ratify a package of taxes on hospitals and health insurance companies to close a $320 million Medicaid budget shortfall and fund… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Here's why Measure 101 may pass on Tuesday
Ballots aren ’t due until 8 p.m. Tuesday, but already there may be some indications that access to health will trump anti-tax sentiment and voters will pass Measure 101, several political observers predicted.  As of today, 747,525 ballots have been cast, or 28 percent of eligible voters, according to the Sec retary of State's running tally. Measure 101 asks voters to ratify a package of taxes on hospitals and health insurance companies to close a $320 million Medicaid budget shortfall and fund… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregonians to vote on Medicaid taxes as costs soar
Oregonians will vote Tuesday on whether to allow Medicaid taxes on hospitals and health insurers to stem health care costs since the state's expansion of the popular program in 2014 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Toxic Black-Market Cigarettes Fuel Mesothelioma Concerns
The Australian government’s plan to see around 300,000 people quit smoking by 2020 has backfired. A tobacco tax hike of a 12.5 percent over a four-year span has driven the price of cigarettes to $40 a pack and rising. As a result, avid smokers are turning to illegally imported cigarettes to fuel their habit. The trend has resulted in the emergence of a flourishing black-market industry linked to organized crime. Up to 14.3 percent of tobacco consumed in Australia comes through the black market, with a wide range of brands and counterfeit imitations sold “under the counter” by shop owners and other individ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 22, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos in cigarettes Australian Border Force Tobacco Strike Team Australian Customs and Border Protection Service black market cigarettes Chinese cigarettes counterfeit cigarettes from China fake cigarettes fake Marlboros illegal cigaret Source Type: news

Oregon voters to decide Medicaid funding as costs rise
Oregon voters will decide Tuesday whether to fund the state's expansion of Medicaid with taxes on hospitals and health insurers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Researchers borrow from AIDS playbook to tackle rheumatic heart disease
(Case Western Reserve University) Billions of US taxpayer dollars have been invested in Africa over the past 15 years to improve care for millions suffering from the HIV/AIDS epidemic; yet health systems on the continent continue to struggle. What if the investments and lessons learned from HIV could be used to improve care for those with other serious chronic conditions? (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

IRS Tables Show What to Withhold From Paychecks
by Gary Strauss, AARP, January 17, 2018|Comments: 0. tool box full of money. Frank Bean/Getty Images. Tax law changes could increase your paycheck — but you could also end up owing more in year-end taxes. The Internal Revenue Service has provided America's employers with the basic information they need to ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Senate panel approves HHS nominee Azar
The Senate finance committee has approved president Donald Trump’s nominee for chief of the Dept. of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar. The former drug company executive is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate. If confirmed, Azar will succeed Tom Price, who was forced out after reports from Politico revealed he often used pricey charter jets on the taxpayer’s dime. Senate Republicans have argued that Azar, who previously worked as president of Eli Lilly‘s (NYSE:LLY) U.S. business, will be an asset to HHS given his experience in the pharmaceutical industry. At his confirmation hearing l...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Healthcare Reform Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Eli Lilly & Co. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Source Type: news

NAO report is a scathing indictment of PFI, says UNISON
The National Audit Office (NAO) report on the public finance initiative provides a scathing indictment of PFI and PF2, and confirms many of the fears UNISON has been raising for more than 20 years, the union said today (Thursday). The NAO says there are currently 700 PFI and PF2 deals in operation, and if no new deals are entered into, they’ll end up costing the taxpayer £199bn by the time they end in the 2040s. Commenting on the report, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The NAO report is a scathing indictment of all that is wrong with PFI. “After nearly a generation of PFI deal...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release hospitals PFI private contractors public services schools Source Type: news

New Report Calls for Lowering Blood Alcohol Concentration Levels for Driving, Increasing Federal and State Alcohol Taxes, Increasing Enforcement, Among Other Recommendations
Despite progress in recent decades, more than 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occur each year in the U.S. To address this persistent problem, stakeholders -- from transportation systems to alcohol retailers to law enforcement -- should work together to implement policies and systems to eliminate these preventable deaths, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee that conducted the study and wrote the report recommended a number of actions, such as lowering state laws criminalizing alcohol-impaired driving from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent blood alcohol co...
Source: News from the National Academies - January 17, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

PPPs Likely to Undermine Public Health Commitments
Capacity-building support for developing countries to safeguard the public interest in terms of public health and especially, to ensure that no one is left behind, is essential. Credit: IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR , Jan 17 2018 (IPS)The United Nations Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is being touted in financial circles as offering huge investment opportunities requiring trillions of dollars. In 67 low- and middle-income countries, achieving SDG 3 — healthy lives and well-being for all, at all ages — is estimated to require new investments increasi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Blog: Carillion ’s collapse has shown the true face of privatisation
January is a stressful time for many of us, with bills to pay and our finances stretched. So spare a thought this morning for those employed by Carillion. This is a terrible time for all those employed under the company’s contracts – including thousands right across the public sector. They will want assurances from the government that public servants working in vital roles will be protected, and they need to know who will pay their wages and what’s going to happen to their pensions. The government needs to move quickly to bring these contracts back in-house – to safeguard services and protect thousa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Carillion ’s collapse is terrible for staff and the taxpayer, says UNISON 
Responding to today’s (Monday) news that Carillion has gone into liquidation, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This is a terrible time for the thousands of people employed under Carillion contracts right across the public sector. “Staff need assurances about whether they have a job, who will pay their wages, and what’s going to happen to their pensions. “The government needs to move quickly to bring these contracts back in-house – to safeguard our services and to protect the many staff in schools, hospitals, local authorities and libraries. “It’s disgrac...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release dave prentis health NHS public services Source Type: news

How to Deduct Medical Expenses Under New Tax Law
1 day ago ... Nearly 9 million Americans deducted medical expenses in 2015, and nearly three-quarters of those taxpayers were older than 50, according to an analysis by the AARP Public Policy Institute. Of filers who used this deduction, 70 percent had incomes under $75,000, with 49 percent earning less than  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Newest AARP Weekly News Quiz
1 day ago ... What's been going on in the news this past week? Take the new AARP News Quiz to find out. Topics include the flu, lava lamps, death cleaning and taxes. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How to Tax and to What End? Sharing a Model Ordinance for Initiatives for Local Marijuana Taxation and Prevention Funding in CA
January 18, 2018 1:30-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Extending Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program for 10 Years
CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have completed a preliminary estimate of the budgetary effects of extending funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for 10 years and estimate that enacting such legislation would decrease the deficit by $6.0 billion over the 2018-2027 period. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Estimating the Costs of Proposals Affecting Health Insurance Coverage
This presentation explains the process followed by CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) when estimating the costs of legislative proposals affecting health insurance coverage. An example is the agencies'estimate of how repealing the individual mandate to have health insurance would affect federal deficits. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news