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    1. In California, Nursing Home Owners Can Operate After They’re Denied a License

      In California, Nursing Home Owners Can Operate After They’re Denied a License

      The pandemic has highlighted poor care in America’s nursing homes, where nearly 175,000 people have died of covid-19 — a third of all deaths from the disease nationwide. This story is part of a partnership that includes KPCC, NPR and KHN. It can be republished for free. Even before the pandemic, patient advocates pointed to dangerous conditions in U.S. nursing homes, including staffing shortages and infection control failures. Many nursing homes didn’t provide quality care, they charged.

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    2. Mental Health Impact Of Pandemic Comes Into Focus

      Mental Health Impact Of Pandemic Comes Into Focus

      Experts say anxiety, stress and depression are on the rise, including in teens, even as pandemic life goes on for the sick, tired, homeless and those in need. AP: 7-Year-Old Alabama Girl Helps To Fund Her Own Brain Surgery Liza Scott, 7, started a lemonade stand at her mom’s bakery last summer so she could buy some frills like toys and sequined high-heel shoes.

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    3. Medicare Cuts Loom If Relief Bill Passes And Waiver Isn’t Approved | Kaiser Health News

      Medicare Cuts Loom If Relief Bill Passes And Waiver Isn’t Approved | Kaiser Health News

      Automatic PAYGO cuts to Medicare, student loan and farm subsidy programs would be triggered by the $1.9 billion stimulus package, the Congressional Budget Office says. Lawmakers could override the funding cuts, but that gives Republicans a bargaining chip as the Senate considers the legislation.

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    4. Administration Eases Rules to Give Laid-Off Workers More Time to Sign Up for COBRA

      Administration Eases Rules to Give Laid-Off Workers More Time to Sign Up for COBRA

      Copy And Paste To Republish This Story Administration Eases Rules to Give Laid-Off Workers More Time to Sign Up for COBRA By Michelle Andrews July 20, 2020 Michelle Andrews

      People who’ve been laid off or furloughed from their jobs now have significantly more time to decide whether to hang on to their employer-sponsored health insurance, according to a recent federal rule.

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    5. Why Home Health Care Is Suddenly Harder To Come By For Medicare Patients | Kaiser Health News

      Why Home Health Care Is Suddenly Harder To Come By For Medicare Patients | Kaiser Health News

      The decision came out of the blue. “Your husband isn’t going to get any better, so we can’t continue services,” an occupational therapist told Deloise “Del” Holloway in early November. “Medicare isn’t going to pay for it.”

      The therapist handed Del a notice explaining why the home health agency she represented was terminating care within 48 hours. “All teaching complete,” it concluded. “No further hands on skilled care. Wife states she knows how to perform exercises.”

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    6. Could California Shape The Fate Of The Affordable Care Act In November?

      Could California Shape The Fate Of The Affordable Care Act In November?

      In the state that’s leading the opposition to many of President Donald Trump’s health policies, California voters will face a stark choice on the November ballot: keep up the resistance or fall in line.

      The results of Tuesday’s primary have set up general-election contests between candidates — for governor, attorney general, insurance commissioner and some congressional seats — with sharply differing views on government’s role in health care.

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    7. Taking A U-Turn On Benefits, Big Employers Vow To Continue Offering Health Insurance | Kaiser Health News

      The shrinking unemployment rate has been a healthy turn for people with job-based benefits.

      Eager to attract help in a tight labor market and unsure of Obamacare’s future, large employers are newly committed to maintaining coverage for workers and often their families, according to new research and interviews with analysts.

      Two surveys of large employers — one released Aug. 2 by consultancy Willis Towers Watson and the other out Tuesday from the National Business Group on Health, show companies continue to try to control costs while backing away from shrinking or dropping health benefits. NBGH is a coalition of large employers.

      “The extent of uncertainty in Washington has made people reluctant to make changes to their benefit programs without knowing what’s happening,” said Julie Stone, a senior benefits consultant with Willis Towers Watson. “They’re taking a wait-and-see attitude.”

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    8. Supreme Court’s Immigration Decision A Setback To California’s Health Coverage Efforts

      Supreme Court’s Immigration Decision A Setback To California’s Health Coverage Efforts

      The Supreme Court decision Thursday effectively blocking President Obama’s immigration programs also comes as a blow to California legislators who have been fighting to offer health insurance to people living in the country illegally. Immigrants living in the U.S. without authorization can’t enroll in Obamacare and make up a large portion of those who remain uninsured in California. But an unusual state policy allows those granted temporary relief from deportation to sign up for Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income health program

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