Multi-Billion Dollar Boondoggle at DOE

49 Nations Accept Asylees & Refugees at Higher Rates Than America

Venezuela: The Biggest Humanitarian Crisis That You Haven’t Heard Of

This Week at State: July 20, 2018

O Zones Fragment America

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Viewpoints: Lessons On Improving Diet, Reducing Obesity and Getting Healthy; Monitoring Trends in Changing Addiction Patterns

Different Takes: The GOP Really Doesn’t Care About Health Care; Surrendering Rather Than Winning The War On Poverty

Research Roundup: Antibiotics; End-Of Life Care; And The Individual Marketplace

State Highlights: Delivery Room Closures Highlight Reality Of Health Care In Rural America; Industry Sounds Alarm Over Mass. Proposal To Help Community Hospitals

Residents In Puerto Rico Report Foul Odor Coming From FEMA Trailers, Raising Concerns It Could Be From Dead Bodies

Startups Eagerly Dive Into Largely Untapped Marketplace Of Mental-Health Related Technology

Pharma Companies Try To Shift Blame To Drug Dealers, Websites As Real Culprits Of Opioid Epidemic

Kentucky Governor Does An About-Face On Cuts To Dental, Vision Benefits For Medicaid Beneficiaries

‘Oversight Lapses,’ Lack Of Clear Roles Hobbled EPA’s Response To Flint’s Water Crisis, Watchdog Report Finds

Separated Immigrant Teenagers Being Forced To Take Psychotropic Drugs Without Consent, Court Documents Show

First Edition: July 20, 2018

Long Waits To See Doctors In Puerto Rico, Where Medical Needs Are Great Post-Maria

California’s ACA Rates To Rise 8.7% Next Year

Appraising MAGAnomics after 500 Days

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Drug Prices And Unicorns

State Subsidies and Electricity Markets

Viewpoints: Spare End-Of-Life Costs When Seeking Health Care Savings; Why It’s OK For A Doctor To Join A Protest At The Border

Parsing Policy: Trump’s Set On Destroying ACA Even Though It’s Helped Tens Of Millions; Work Requirements Won’t Work

Longer Looks: Celebrities And Opioids; America’s Abortion Capital; And Guideline.gov

State Highlights: NYC To Pay Nurses Settlement After Excluding Them From ‘Physically Taxing’ Job Category; Boston Becomes Hot Spot For Tech Geared Toward Aging

More Marijuana Legislation Focusing On Making Changes To Criminal Justice System, Helping Those Harmed By War On Drugs

Pennsylvania’s High Court Allows Philadelphia’s Tax On Soda To Stand

Doctors Wage War Against Trend Of Patients Posting Inaccurate, Negative Reviews Online

Rep. Jim Jordan Pulled Deeper Into Scandal Involving Allegations Against OSU’s Former Team Doctor

Having 5 Or More Babies Increases Women’s Chance Of Being Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s By 70 Percent

‘Model Of Despair’ In Young People After Great Recession Blamed For Ballooning Rates Of Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer

Opportunity Zones … For Whom?

First Edition: July 19, 2018

Children With Disabilities Endure Long Waits For Life-Changing Medical Equipment

Greenland Update: New Evidence for Post Ice-Age Warmth

From Crib To Court: Trump Administration Summons Immigrant Infants

Mandela Washington Fellows Honor Mandela’s Legacy Through Service

Viewpoints: Lessons On How To Reform, Improve Quality Of Health Care; Single-Payer Cost Estimate Isn’t Really So Shocking

Viewpoints: Lessons On How To Reform, Improve Quality Of Health Care; Single-Payer Cost Estimate Isn’t Really So Shocking

Perspectives: The Drug Industry Is Still Getting Away With Murder, Now It’s Just With The President’s Help

Perspectives: The Drug Industry Is Still Getting Away With Murder, Now It’s Just With The President’s Help

The Next Big Question Over Amazon’s Foray Into Prescription Drugs: What Will It Do About PBMs?

The Next Big Question Over Amazon’s Foray Into Prescription Drugs: What Will It Do About PBMs?

State Highlights: Mass. Children With Mental Illnesses Spending Days Stuck In ER; Ex-Students File Suit Against OSU Over Sexual Assault Allegations

State Highlights: Mass. Children With Mental Illnesses Spending Days Stuck In ER; Ex-Students File Suit Against OSU Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Less Than Half Of Schools Across Country Test For Lead, But 37 Percent Of Those That Do Show Elevated Levels

Less Than Half Of Schools Across Country Test For Lead, But 37 Percent Of Those That Do Show Elevated Levels

Study Sheds Light On Need For More Research About Teens’ Smartphone Usage, ADHD Symptoms

Study Sheds Light On Need For More Research About Teens’ Smartphone Usage, ADHD Symptoms

Trends With Anti-Anxiety Pills Hearken Back To Early Days Of Opioid Crisis

Trends With Anti-Anxiety Pills Hearken Back To Early Days Of Opioid Crisis

In Disputes Over Fertilized Eggs, Courts Often Rule For Party Who Wants Them Destroyed. Arizona Law May Change That.

In Disputes Over Fertilized Eggs, Courts Often Rule For Party Who Wants Them Destroyed. Arizona Law May Change That.

White House Cautions Lawmakers Against Raising Spending Caps To Accommodate Popular Veterans Health Program

White House Cautions Lawmakers Against Raising Spending Caps To Accommodate Popular Veterans Health Program

Despite Topping Profit Expectations, UnitedHealth Underwhelms Some On Wall Street

Despite Topping Profit Expectations, UnitedHealth Underwhelms Some On Wall Street

First Edition: July 18, 2018

Hurricane Maria Still Taking A Toll On Puerto Rico’s Seniors

Sports Diplomacy Hits a Home Run!

Fed’s Powell Is Asked Little, Responds Less

Journeying to No Man’s Land

Viewpoints: Time To See Child Abuse As Public Health Crisis; Find A Solution To VA Job Vacancies

Perspectives: Heartless Policies At The Border? Zero-Tolerance, Zero Asylum

State Highlights: Single-Payer Could Cost Maryland $24B A Year; Red-Flag, Waiting Period Gun Bills Signed Into Law By Illinois Governor

Texas Judge Mentions Possible Supreme Court Abortion Shift During Start Of Fetal Burial Trial

Field Of Psychology Self-Evaluates As Foundational Experiments Keep Getting Overturned

Scientists Always Knew Gene-Editing Wreaked Havoc. They Didn’t Know Just How Much.

Urgent Care Patients Prescribed Antibiotics At Three Times Rate Of Those Going To Traditional Doctors’ Office

Rural Hospitals Closing At Dangerous Rate For Pregnant Women Stuck Hundreds Of Miles From Care

If Defendants With Substance Abuse Disorders Relapse They Can Be Sent To Jail, Court Unanimously Rules

Juul Hopes To Replicate Success From America By Launching E-Cigarettes In U.K.

Local Governments Ramping Up Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism

First Edition: July 17, 2018

States Attacking ACA Would Hurt Most If Shield On Preexisting Conditions Were Axed

Staggering Prices Slow Insurers’ Coverage Of CAR-T Cancer Therapy

Adapting to When the Heat Is On

Early Thoughts on the Trump-Putin Meeting

Viewpoints: Lessons From The Administration’s Spin On War On Poverty and Medicaid Work Requirements

Different Takes: Why We’re Standing Up For The Right To Abortion; What’s With All The Cheerleading?

State Highlights: Death Of Ill New Jersey Woman After Power Was Shut Off Raises Alarms; Oregon Serves As Model For Adult Foster Care System

America Has A Long And Complicated Relationship With Infant Feeding And Formula

It May Seem Like Contaminated Food Outbreaks Are On The Rise, But Experts Say Detection Is Just Getting Better

FDA Approves Drug That Could Be Used To Treat Smallpox In Case Of A Bioterrorism Attack

New York Health Officials Point To Reduction In Opioid Deaths As Reason To Legalize Marijuana

New CMS Pay Proposals Could Undermine Shift Toward A Value-Based System, Doctors Say

As Arkansas’ New Medicaid Requirements Go Into Effect, 7,000 Beneficiaries Fail To Report 80 Hours Of Work

Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures Set Stage For Path Forward If Roe Is Overturned

First Edition: July 16, 2018

California Clinic Screens Asylum Seekers For Honesty

In Florida, Midterm Elections Hold Faint Hope For Medicaid Expansion

The Fed’s Recent Defense of Interest on Reserves

Methadone and Mixed Messages

This Week at State: July 13, 2018

As the World Watches the 2018 FIFA World Cup, State Department Celebrates Soccer Diplomacy

Kavanaugh, Klayman, and the Fourth Amendment

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

State Department’s Foreign Police Training Pays Dividends with Thai Cave Rescue

Facebook Live: The Marketing Plan That Fueled An Addiction Epidemic