Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) needs to identify which preventive services will be covered by health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. Some services have already been specified (as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices).
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The rulings in two court cases create policy challenges for a state health department in the storage and use of blood samples obtained from newborn screenings. How the health department delt with the implementation of the court decisions and implications for public health.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
More than 70 million non-elderly people in the United States are dependents on their parent’s or spouse’s employer-sponsored health insurance. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded benefits so that young adults ages 19-25 can now remain on their employed parent’s health care policies.
Monday, February 6, 2012
As we reported in November 2011, the question of whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional has reached the Supreme Court. The Court will decide four different issues raised by the ACA. Lawyers from both sides will argue before the Justices over three days in late March and a decision is expected by the end of June.