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A panel of supporters talk about legislation that would stop insurance companies from requiring step therapy provisions for Stage IV cancer treatment.

Change to Insurance Process Could Connect Cancer Patients to Treatment Faster

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Ohio lawmakers are proposing a bill that would eliminate an insurance provision known as “step therapy” for people diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. Step therapy is when an insurance company requires a patient to try a certain type of treatment before going with what a doctor has prescribed. The first treatment recommended by the insurance… Read More

Goodman’s family farms 4,000 acres of corn and soybeans in Fulton Co., KY.

WATCH: How Building a Community of Care Can Improve Farmworkers’ Health

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Farmworkers face major challenges when it comes to staying healthy. They often spend hours daily performing physical labor that taxes the body, while language barriers and lack of employer-paid health insurance complicate their access to care. But the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center is working on a unique way to improve health care for… Read More

A patient holds a vial of insulin during a news conference outside the Olde Walkersville Pharmacy, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Windsor, Ont.

West Virginians Head to Canada to Find Affordable Insulin

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A group of West Virginians have gone to Canada to find affordable insulin. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the caravan left Morgantown Sunday morning for Niagara Falls, where riders hoped to find insulin at about a tenth of the price found in the states. The newspaper says insulin prices have been rising… Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court Building

Supreme Court Leaves Kentucky’s Ultrasound Law in Place

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment Monday in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the law on behalf… Read More

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Yost Pitches Constitutional Amendment to Protect Opioid Settlement Money

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The Ohio Attorney General’s office has crafted a proposal that would put guardrails around potential opioid lawsuit settlement money to make sure the funds are used specifically for the opioid epidemic. The proposal spells out a constitutional amendment which creates the Ohio Recovery Foundation, made up of a board of directors and a board of… Read More

President Trump speaks at a rally.

WATCH LIVE: The Trump Impeachment Hearings – Judiciary Committee – Day 2

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democratic and Republican lawyers from the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees are expected to give presentations to the House lawmakers on Monday, Dec. 9 in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The hearing comes days after legal experts testified before a House Judiciary Committee public hearing. Three of those witnesses, invited… Read More