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Pandemic Checkup: What's Happening With Oral Health?

With COVID-19 dominating legislative priorities over the last two years, national experts acknowledged the difficult balance between responding to a pandemic and not losing ground in preventing or managing chronic conditions—a potentially costly outcome for payers and health systems.

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States Address Cardiac Arrests Through Telecommunicator CPR Training

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest incidents rose during the COVID-19 public health emergency in large cities.

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SCOTUS Allows New York State’s Vaccine Mandate Without a Religious Exemption to Stay in Effect

New York requires all health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and includes no religious exemption.

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SLLC Files Supreme Court Brief in Medicaid Cost-Recovery Case

In Gallardo v. Marstiller the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal Medicaid Act allows a state Medicaid program to recover reimbursement for Medicaid’s payment of a beneficiary’s past medical expenses by taking funds from the beneficiary’s tort recovery that compensate for future medical expenses.

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Supreme Court To Decide Medicare Dialysis Case

As is often true in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the legal issues in Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Health Benefit Plan v. DaVita are numerous and complicated. But the bottom line is relatively simple. In this case the Court will decide whether private health insurance plans may treat dialysis coverage less favorably than other plan benefits.

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Supreme Court To Decide Whether and How Texas and State Officials May Be Sued Over Abortion Law

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Nov. 1 in two cases challenging Texas’s abortion law. S.B. 8, enacted earlier this year, prohibits abortions in Texas after approximately six weeks. It allows private citizens to sue a person who provides an abortion in violation of S.B. 8 or “aids or abets” an abortion.

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SLLC Asks SCOTUS To Rule on Scope of Rehabilitation Act

In CVS Pharmacy v. Doe, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether disability disparate impact claims may be brought under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and therefore under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Does are individuals living with HIV/AIDS who rely on employer-sponsored health plans for their medications. 

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NCSL’s Task Force on Innovations in State Health Systems gathered in person in August to discuss public health investments and innovations, and what states can do to lay groundwork for stronger public health systems beyond the pandemic.

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New NCSL Resource: Shining a Light on Optometrists

NCSL’s Scope of Practice Policy website has a new, eye-catching addition: optometrists are now featured as a new practitioner. Providing more than two-thirds of all primary eye and vision health care in the U.S., doctors of optometry, or optometrists, are an important access point to the health care system for many patients.

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Women's Bone Health: Reducing Costs and Promoting Screening

Among the 54 million Americans at risk for osteoporosis, 10.2 million adults have the disease and, of those with the disease, 80% are women. According to the national Osteoporosis and Hip Fracture Index, an estimated 34.4% of these cases are women between 65 to 74 and 38.5% are women over 80.

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