Thursday, August 21, 2014
Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) must provide essential health benefits and follow established limits on cost-sharing. However, recent analysis of QHPs found that many plans require patients to pay a high percentage of the costs of medications used to treat serious and chronic illnesses including HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and cancer.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Are public health agencies legally prepared for the potential introduction of Ebola in the U.S.? This Q&A addresses U.S. law and policy related to travel restrictions, screening measures, the rights of health workers, as well as isolation and quarantine of exposed and/or infected individuals.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The current rise in heroin use and prescription drug abuse has prompted many states to examine laws aimed at overdose prevention. While a number of states have recently amended their laws to broaden access to naloxone and protect Good Samaritans who report overdose, New Mexico was the first state to do so.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A recent ruling in a case about the labeling of meat products could have significant implications for tobacco control and many other areas of public health.