Tag Archives: health

Bye-Bye to Health Insurance ‘Birthday Rule’? Kansas Lawmaker Floats Fix

When Kayla Kjelshus gave birth to her first child, the infant spent seven days in the neonatal intensive care unit, known as the NICU. This stressful medical experience was followed by an equally stressful financial one. Because of an obscure health insurance policy called the “birthday rule,” Kjelshus and her husband, Mikkel, were hit with… Read More »

The Delta Variant Thrives in a State of Political and Public Health Discord

ST. LOUIS — The day after Missouri Gov. Mike Parson finished his bicentennial bus tour to drum up tourism to the state in mid-July, Chicago issued a travel advisory warning about visiting Missouri. Earlier this summer, as covid-19 case counts began to tick up when the highly transmissible delta variant took hold in the state,… Read More »

Journalists Tackle Delta Variant, Hospital Prices and Public Health Spending

Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber discussed the covid-19 delta variant on NPR’s “The 1A” on July 2. Senior correspondent Julie Appleby discussed hospital price transparency on WGN’s “NewsNation Now” on July 2. California Healthline correspondent Angela Hart discussed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s complicated relationship with California’s underfunded public health system on “The San Francisco Experience” podcast on… Read More »

Atkins diet health risk

But Ministers, who did not want to be accused of running a ‘nanny state’ by issuing the warning themselves, decided that it would be best if they were distanced from the advice, by letting it come from food experts. Insulin is a hormone that causes hunger by taking the sugar out of your blood and… Read More »