Monthly Archives: January 2019

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Tribes face food and medicine crisis as shutdown continues, lawmakers are told. The Washington Post, January 15, 2019.  Native American tribes in urban and rural areas are facing food and medical shortages due to lack… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Democrats demand answers on Trump short-term insurance plans. The Hill, January 8, 2019.  House and Senate Democrats want answers about the Trump administration’s decision to expand the availability of short-term insurance plans that are not… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Nessel joins legal challenge to Obamacare birth control mandate exemptions. The Detroit News, January 7, 2019.  Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is challenging federal rules that allow employers to refuse coverage of contraceptives on moral… Read the rest »

A recent data breach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (“BCBS”) leaves almost 15,000 of their customers in danger of having their personal information stolen. On Friday, BCBS started informing customers of one of its Medicare Advantage plans of the potential breach. The notification is merely precautionary as there is no conclusive evidence as… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Obamacare, Ruled Invalid by Federal Judge, Will Remain in Effect During Appeal. The New York Times, December 30, 2018.  A Texas federal judge, who ruled the entire Affordable Care Act invalid, issued a stay this… Read the rest »