Trickle of Covid Relief Funds Helps Fill Gaps in Rural Kids’ Mental Health Services

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The Mary Hill Youth and Family Center’s building has long been at a crossroads overlooking this rural Appalachian city, but its purpose has evolved. For 65 years, residents of Nelsonville and the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio traveled to the hilltop hospital seeking care. Then, in 2014, the 15-bed hospital, which was … Read more

Schools, Sheriffs, and Syringes: State Plans Vary for Spending $26B in Opioid Settlement Funds

With more than 200 Americans still dying of drug overdoses each day, states are beginning the high-stakes task of deciding how to spend billions of dollars in settlement funds from opioid manufacturers and distributors. Their decisions will have real-world implications for families and communities across the country that have borne the brunt of the opioid … Read more

Centene Showers Politicians With Millions as It Courts Contracts and Settles Overbilling Allegations

On Nov. 2, 2021, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s reelection campaign received 10 separate $10,000 contributions from what appeared to be unrelated health insurance plans from across the country. The Buckeye Community Health Plan of Ohio, Louisiana Healthcare Connections, and Peach State Health Plan of Georgia were among the companies that sent money to the Democrat, … Read more

Comienzan a estar disponibles audífonos de venta libre desde $199

Desde el lunes 17 de octubre, miles de consumidores podrán comprar audífonos directamente en las tiendas, y a precios dramáticamente más bajos, gracias a una ley federal de 2017 que está entrando en vigencia. Durante décadas, estos dispositivos solo pudieron comprarse con receta médica y desembolsando miles de dólares. Ahora, una nueva categoría de audífonos … Read more