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The Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS) Wednesday announced an initiative to reduce the “inappropriate” use of antipsychotic drugs in US nursing homes. HHS Secretary Xavier Becrerra linked the improper drug use to erroneous schizophrenia diagnoses and argued that patients without an accurate diagnosis who take antipsychotics are at higher risk for poor care. [...]

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration seeking reinstatement of a Trump-era public charge inadmissability rule. The rule allowed immigration officials to deny a visa, admission, or adjustment of status to a noncitizen who previously received or in the future expected to receive food assistance, Medicaid, housing assistance or [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Tuesday reversed insider trading convictions against four defendants over leaks from a US healthcare agency. In the 2-1 decision, the court dismissed various fraud and theft charges against former hedge-fund partners Theodore Huber and Robert Olan, political intelligence consultant David Blaszczak and former US Centers for [...]

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The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) Wednesday filed suit against Georgia for the state’s denial of gender-affirming care in the state’s health benefit plan. The state health benefit plan is the healthcare insurance offered by Georgia to its state and public employees. The complaint was filed on behalf of Micha Rich and Benjamin [...]

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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Friday signed an executive order legalizing gender-affirming care for the transgender community. This happened just a month after the Ohio House of Representatives introduced a bill limiting medical care for transgender children under 18. The order defines “gender-affirming healthcare” as all services, supplies, drug therapies, and other care that an individual may [...]

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A new bill Wednesday introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives would limit medical care for transgender children under 18. The bill, House Bill 454, is called the Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act. The bill’s primary co-sponsors are Representatives Gary Click and Diane Grendell. The bill makes it illegal for medical health professionals to [...]

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The United States Monday filed a lawsuit against Cigna Corporation in the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee for allegedly providing false patient diagnoses to receive increased Medicare payments in violation of the False Claims Act. The defendants include Cigna and its various state companies. The complaint alleges that, while processing home [...]

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The Biden administration Thursday finalized a rule to undo a rule implemented by the Trump administration that prevented noncitizens from accessing public benefits. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the rule will restore the “historical understanding of a ‘public charge’ that had been in place for decades, until the prior Administration began to consider [...]

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