People who support vaccinations are typically not a loud advocacy block. But they're now mobilizing urgently to find their collective voice. They're signing petitions, contacting lawmakers, and sharing personal stories about the importance of vaccines to counter their opponents' emotional anecdotes about sick or autistic children.
As Republicans look for ways to loosen the health law's coverage requirements and explore the possibility of not enforcing the requirement that people have health insurance, sales of short-term plans may be poised to grow more than it already has. If that happens, consumer advocates say it could be bad for consumers.
It's been two years since officials in Flint, Michigan, told residents their tap water was unsafe to drink due to toxic levels of lead. Before the switch to the Flint River, residents had drawn their water from Lake Huron. In January 2015, Flint officials decline offer to reconnect water to Lake Huron. Six months later, experts at Virginia Tech recommended the state declare the water unsafe.Since then, families like the Walters are still living with the effects of lead poisoning every day.
Philips, Bon Secours forge $180 million population health deal | Healthcare IT News
Valhalla, New York.-based Bon Secours Charity Health System, part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, has forged a $180 million population health initiative with technology giant Philips to improve quality of patient care.