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Assisted dying plans for terminally-ill approved on Jersey

Assisted dying plans for terminally-ill approved on Jersey

The vote on Wednesday was a significant step forward towards legalising assisted dying, but by no means the end of the road. It means States members have given the health minister the green light to bring a draft law back to the assembly next year – a proposal that could still be rejected. The striking […]

Late education plans mean kids miss out on support in England

Late education plans mean kids miss out on support in England

Sarah Kilgariff, who lives near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, applied for an EHCP for her son Freddie last July, after the five-year-old suffered a stroke because of a complication from chickenpox. Ms Kilgariff says Freddie now suffers from fatigue, struggles to regulate his emotions, and is back to wearing nappies. She says because of his needs, her […]

What do GPs think of Sunak's sick note plans?

What do GPs think of Sunak's sick note plans?

We asked some GPs what they thought of other professionals taking on their responsibility for sick notes. Source link You Might Also Like! Coronavirus treatment breakthrough “will save thousands of lives" – BBC News The first medicine that’s been proven to reduce deaths among people infected with coronavirus is expected to save thousands of ENGAGE+ […]

Sunak sets out plans to tackle 'sick note culture'

Sunak sets out plans to tackle 'sick note culture'

The PM wants to strip GPs of power to issue sick notes but Labour says he has run out of ideas. Source link You Might Also Like! I Was Young and Full of Plans — RA Was a Detour I Didn't Expect By Andy Pendergrass As a young man graduating college and marrying the most […]

CVS drug plans will cover new OTC birth control pill for free

CVS drug plans will cover new OTC birth control pill for free

CVS prescription drug plans will cover the first nonprescription birth control pill in the U.S., eliminating a potential cost barrier for many women.  The company’s pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), CVS Caremark, said Opill will be added to its preventive services oral contraceptives list for April 2024, meaning it will be covered at no cost for […]

Biden rolls back Trump expansion of short-term 'junk' insurance plans

Biden rolls back Trump expansion of short-term 'junk' insurance plans

The Biden administration is cracking down on insubstantial health insurance plans that don’t have to meet ObamaCare’s consumer protection requirements.  A final rule issued Thursday would roll back a Trump-era policy that drastically expanded what Biden officials and critics call “junk” plans.  The final rule limits the duration of the insurance plans to three months, with […]

Sanders plans to subpoena Merck, J&J CEOs on drug pricing

Sanders plans to subpoena Merck, J&J CEOs on drug pricing

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), announced Thursday he will be holding a vote to issue subpoenas to the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck for testimonies on drug pricing after they refused requests to appear before the Senate panel. The subpoenas for Johnson […]

Cigna ends plans to merge with Humana: report

Cigna ends plans to merge with Humana: report

U.S. health insurer Cigna ended its attempts to merge with competitor Humana after the two companies failed to reach an agreement, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. The two health insurance giants spent recent weeks discussing a potential merger that would’ve produced a powerhouse company worth an estimated $140 billion by the end of the […]