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Legal Challenges Not Stopping Youth Social Media Access Bills
Legislation that would require social media companies to obtain parental consent before allowing access to minors has been introduced in...
States Addressing High Drug Costs with Prescription Drug Affordability Review Boards
Since 2017 at least 11 states have passed laws creating prescription drug affordability review boards, some of which...
WA House Passes Bill to Give Striking Workers Unemployment Benefits
Washington’s House passed a bill ( HB 1893 ) that would allow striking workers to receive unemployment insurance benefits. Sen...
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The practice, known as “ third-party...
SCOTUS Sets Date for Abortion Pill Case
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could limit access to the abortion drug mifepristone on March 26. The FDA initially approved the...
The Massachusetts House unanimously passed a bill (HB 4178) that would overhaul the long-term care industry, while the Senate unanimously approved a measure (SB 2492) addressing the growing costs of prescription drugs.
The House measure would expand the long-term care workforce, provide for the development of “small house” nursing homes, mandate infection outbreak response plans, and strengthen facility oversight, among other things.
The Senate bill, dubbed the PACT Act 3.0, would limit out-of-pocket spending for certain asthma, diabetes and heart disease drugs by requiring insurers to eliminate deductibles and cost-sharing for one generic drug and limit co-pays for one name-brand drug. (BOSTON HERALD, PATCH [NEW YORK CITY], WWLP [SPRINGFIELD], STATE NET)
The Illinois General Assembly unanimously approved legislation (HB 2394) that would allow the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to batch-renew licenses for health care professionals and other workers that have been backlogged for months. If signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D), the agency would also have to replace its outmoded computer system within six months. (CAPITAL NEWS ILLINOIS, STATE NET)
—Compiled by SNCJ Managing Editor KOREY CLARK
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