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Citi draws ire of Texas GOP over travel benefits for workers seeking abortions

Citi draws ire of Texas GOP over travel benefits for workers seeking abortions

Citigroup, the nation’s fourth-largest bank, is angering Texas Republicans over its latest workplace benefit: Offering to cover the travel expenses of employees who live in states with restrictive reproductive health care laws, including the state’s recently enacted law banning most abortions after six weeks. Citi disclosed the new policy in a regulatory filing with the …

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Jha to lead White House response as pandemic enters new phase

Jha to lead White House response as pandemic enters new phase

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients is leaving his post at the helm of the administration’s virus response effort, and Ashish Jha, the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, will replace him as the US navigates a new phase of the pandemic, the White House said Thursday. Jha’s role coordinating the …

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Texas lags nation in health insurance coverage rate in census data

Texas lags nation in health insurance coverage rate in census data

Nationwide, the ACS found districts with higher uninsured rates also tended to have lower incomes and be in states where government officials chose against expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 health care overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama. ACA expanded Medicaid eligibility to people up to 138 percent of …

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The American Urological Association Names New Secretary-Elect

The American Urological Association Names New Secretary-Elect

BALTIMORE, March 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American Urological Association (AUA) is pleased to announce David PensonMD, MPH, MMHC, has been named Secretary-elect, a position he will assume in May 2022 with ratification at the AUA Annual Business Meeting, and hold until May 2023 when he will become Secretary of the Association. David Penson, MD, …

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Expert Tips to Navigate Longer, More Severe Allergy Seasons Due to Climate Change

Expert Tips to Navigate Longer, More Severe Allergy Seasons Due to Climate Change

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In recent years, the telltale symptoms of seasonal allergies – itchy, watery eyes; sneezy, runny nose; and cough and wheeze – start earlier, last longer and may be more severe. Allergy experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center attribute these changes to the warming climate and increased carbon dioxide levels …

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Health care is becoming a target in Ukraine

Health care is becoming a target in Ukraine

“Health is becoming a target,” Michael Ryan, the executive director of WHO’s health emergencies program, said at a news briefing yesterday. “It is entirely, entirely unacceptable. It is against international humanitarian law.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky showed images of the destruction in the middle of his plea before Congress yesterday for more American military aid. …

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A medical aid-in-dying bill had a hearing in Utah for the first time but failed to move out of committee on a 9-2 vote. (Adobe Stock)

Polling Shows Utah Voters Want Medical Aid in Dying/Public News Service

Despite polls showing most voters supporting the right to a peaceful death, a bill to legalize medical aid in dying has once again failed to advance in the Utah General Assembly. House Bill 74 would have enacted the End of Life Options Act to allow mentally sound, terminally ill patients with less than six months …

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Biden officials fear "mass migration event" if COVID border policies end

Biden officials fear “mass migration event” if COVID border policies end

US intelligence officials are privately bracing for a massive influx of more than 170,000 migrants at the Mexico border if COVID-era policies that allow instant expulsions during the public health emergency are ended, sources with direct knowledge of the discussions tell Axios. The response under way includes a newly created — and previously unreported — …

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