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Bangor schools’ rejection of student health survey has left them in the dark

Bangor schools’ rejection of student health survey has left them in the dark

The Bangor School Department wants to know what it can do to improve student mental health. But first he needs data on the well-being of his students. That’s why an advisory group is recommending that Bangor students for the first time participate in a statewide student health survey that the Bangor School Department has long …

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Birth control coverage gaps are being scrutinized as the reproductive health landscape changes

Birth control coverage gaps are being scrutinized as the reproductive health landscape changes

“These plans deny women, do not comply with what is mandated, and create interpretations to deny women access,” said Evofem CEO Saundra Pelletier. The FDA said its chart is under review, while pointing to Health Resources and Services Administration guidelines as the regulatory basis for detailing the scope of birth control coverage under the ACA. …

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Biden Bill to Help Millions Avoid Higher Health Care Costs

Biden Bill to Help Millions Avoid Higher Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON — Millions of people in the United States will be spared big increases in health care costs next year after President Joe Biden signed legislation that extends generous subsidies for those who buy plans through federal and state marketplaces. The sweeping climate, tax and health care bill commits $70 billion over the next three …

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Striking California Kaiser mental health workers seek extension of strike as 50 Kaiser workers in Hawaii set to join them on recall lines

Striking California Kaiser mental health workers seek extension of strike as 50 Kaiser workers in Hawaii set to join them on recall lines

Are you on strike at Kaiser or a strike supporter? Contact WSWS to give us a statement about what you are fighting for or why you are supporting the strike. All comments will be kept anonymous. Kaiser mental health workers picketing in Northern California (WSWS Media) The strike by 2,000 Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals …

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Biden Bill to Help Millions Avoid Higher Health Care Costs

Biden Bill to Help Millions Avoid Higher Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON – Millions of people in the United States will be spared big increases in health care costs next year after President Joe Biden signed legislation that extends generous subsidies for those who buy plans through federal and state marketplaces. The sweeping climate, tax and health care bill commits $70 billion over the next three …

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Removing licensing barriers for immigrant health care workers will be a priority for Maryland lawmakers next session – State of Reform

Removing licensing barriers for immigrant health care workers will be a priority for Maryland lawmakers next session – State of Reform

Amid a severe workforce shortage, some Marylanders who want to become health care workers are facing a major hurdle in registering for their licenses. Professional boards require an individual to provide a Social Security Number (SSN) when applying for a license or certification. Immigrants who are not yet citizens and do not have an SSN …

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Motivo Health raises  million to address therapist shortage

Motivo Health raises $14 million to address therapist shortage

When Rachel McCrickard was in the early stages of becoming a therapist, she had to travel two hours to find the nearest clinical supervisor who would meet her requirements and bring her one step closer to becoming a licensed therapist. In 2018, she founded Atlanta-based Motivo, a platform that matches therapists with clinical supervisors, in …

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Cornyn Pushes Mental Health Bill, Applauds Pharr PD Mental Health Unit

Cornyn Pushes Mental Health Bill, Applauds Pharr PD Mental Health Unit

PHARR — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn visited the Pharr ONE Northside Center Thursday for a roundtable discussion with local law enforcement, mental health providers and city officials. Cornyn was in town to discuss the Mental Health Justice and Reauthorization Act, which would reauthorize expiring grant programs for mental health courts, crisis intervention teams and other …

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