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Anthem Shareholders Approve Health Insurer's Rebrand To 'Elevance Health'

Anthem Shareholders Approve Health Insurer’s Rebrand To ‘Elevance Health’

Anthem shareholders Wednesday approved the health insurer’s plan to become Elevance Health in a … [+] major rebranding designed to focus the health insurance company on “whole health” of customers and patients. In this photo, an exterior view of an Anthem Health Insurance facility on February 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Aaron P. …

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Russia takes first steps to withdraw from WTO, WHO – POLITICO

Russia takes first steps to withdraw from WTO, WHO – POLITICO

The Russian government is starting the process of unilaterally withdrawing from a series of international bodies, including the World Trade Organization and the World Health Organization, the Russian Duma’s Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy said on Tuesday. “We have work to revise our international obligations, treaties that today bring no benefit, but instead directly harm our …

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Ombudsman criticizes European Commission on 'revolving doors' – POLITICO

Ombudsman criticizes European Commission on ‘revolving doors’ – POLITICO

The European Commission should take a tougher approach to train staffers’ moves to the private sector, European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly said following a wide-ranging inquiry. Watchdogs and civil society groups have raised concerns in recent years that some Commission officials — including commissioners and high-profile civil servants — are leaving public service for lobbying and …

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Kansas House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins has Medicaid expansion all wrong.  Here's why.

Kansas House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins has Medicaid expansion all wrong. Here’s why.

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Susan Osborne is a member of the state leadership team of Women for Kansas. Kansas House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins recently wrote an opinion piece about …

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Mental health expert will lead military's suicide prevention review

Mental health expert will lead military’s suicide prevention review

A mental health expert who serves in the Department of Veterans Affairs will lead a team of nine people to conduct a review into suicides in the military, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. Why it matters: Dr. Gayle Iwamasa and a team including experts in substance abuse, sexual assault and other fields will take a “public …

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WA takes step toward expanding health insurance coverage for all residents, regardless of immigration status

WA takes step toward expanding health insurance coverage for all residents, regardless of immigration status

Washington has taken a significant step toward expanding health and dental insurance coverage to nearly all residents, particularly those who are undocumented. The Washington Health Benefit Exchange, the state’s health insurance marketplace, on Friday submitted a waiver application that, if approved, allows states to bypass or change some Affordable Care Act requirements. If the federal …

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Ukraine war pushes Brussels to break a taboo with joint arms spending plan – POLITICO

Ukraine war pushes Brussels to break a taboo with joint arms spending plan – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article The European Commission will on Wednesday put forward a plan under which it would acquire a groundbreaking new defense role by helping the member countries co-ordinate their increasing military spending. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered sweeping changes in European defense policy, pushing Sweden and Finland toward NATO …

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Europe's most influential tech players — ranked – POLITICO

Europe’s most influential tech players — ranked – POLITICO

Welcome to the post-Zoom hangover. If last year focused on the ubiquity of tech in our everyday lives, this year the conversation hinges on finding a workable balance — between security and privacy, between innovation and sustainability, and between risk-taking and responsibility. As the coronavirus pandemic has (finally, somewhat) ceded center stage, the focus has …

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It's Time to Pass the New York Health Act

It’s Time to Pass the New York Health Act

“Healthcare is a right” (photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office) The fact is, New York’s profit-driven health-care system continues to fail marginalized communities like those we represent in the State Legislature. As a matter of racial and gender justice, we must finally pass single-payer health care this state legislative session. Before we were elected to office, …

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