Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1.    Federal court strikes down Michigan’s Medicaid work requirement Michigan Radio

A federal court has struck down Michigan’s requirement that adults enrolled in the Healthy Michigan plan must be working or in school.  The U.S. District court in Washington, D.C., said the Medicaid expansion is to ensure health care for low-income people, not a jobs program.

2) House passes $8.3 billion emergency spending package to respond to coronavirus Washington Post

The House overwhelmingly approved an $8.3 billion emergency spending bill Wednesday to combat the coronavirus, sending the legislation to the Senate, which could act as soon as Thursday.

3) House Democrats Probe Faulty Test Kits’ Role in Delaying Coronavirus Response ProPublica

The House Oversight Committee is investigating the Trump administration responses to the coronavirus, citing ProPublica’s reporting that problems with the government’s lab tests may have hampered official’s ability to contain the disease’s spread in the U.S.

4) KY Governor Beshear touts guaranteed coverage for preexisting conditions AP News

 

Gov. Andy Beshear urged state lawmakers on Tuesday to jump-start a stalled bill that would prevent health insurers from denying coverage to Kentuckians due to preexisting medical conditions.

5)  Public health departments, decimated by funding cuts, scramble against coronavirus USA Today

As state and local public health offices scramble to respond to the coronavirus outbreak, they do so against a backdrop of year’s long budget cuts, leaving them without the trained employees or updated equipment to adequately address the virus’ growing threat, former public health officials. Do you have questions about healthcare issues? We can help. For assistanceCLICK HERE.

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