Nursing Dwelling Staffing Guidelines Immediate Pushback

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It’s not shocking that the nursing dwelling trade is submitting lawsuits to dam new Biden administration guidelines requiring minimal staffing at services that settle for federal {dollars}. What is barely shocking is the pushback towards the foundations from members of Congress. Lawmakers don’t seem to have the votes to disapprove the rule, however they may have the ability to drive a flooring vote, which could possibly be embarrassing for the administration.

Meanwhile, Senate Democrats purpose to drive Republicans who proclaim help for contraceptive entry to vote for a invoice guaranteeing it, which all however a handful have refused to do.

This week’s panelists are Julie Rovner of KFF Health News, Rachel Cohrs Zhang of Stat, Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, and Sandhya Raman of CQ Roll Call.

Among the takeaways from this week’s episode:

In suing to dam the Biden administration’s staffing guidelines, the nursing dwelling trade is arguing that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services lacks the authority to implement the necessities and that the foundations, if enforced, may drive many services to downsize or shut.

Anthony Fauci, the retired director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the person who suggested each Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden on the covid-19 pandemic, testified this week earlier than the congressional committee charged with reviewing the federal government’s pandemic response. Fauci, the topic of many conspiracy theories, pushed again onerous, significantly on the cost that he lined up proof that the pandemic started as a result of harmful microbes escaped from a lab in China partly funded by the National Institutes of Health.

An enormous inflatable intrauterine system was positioned close to Union Station in Washington, D.C., marking what gave the impression to be “Contraceptive Week” on Capitol Hill. Republican senators blocked an effort by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to drive a vote on consideration of laws to codify the federal proper to contraception. Immediately after, Schumer introduced a vote for subsequent week on codifying entry to in vitro fertilization providers.

Hospitals in London seem like the most recent, high-profile cyberattack victims, elevating the query of whether or not it is perhaps time for some form of worldwide cybercrime-fighting company. In the United States, well being techniques and authorities officers are nonetheless within the very early levels of tackling the issue, and it isn’t clear whether or not Congress or the administration will take the lead.

An FDA advisory panel this week beneficial towards the formal approval of MDMA, a psychedelic also called ecstasy, to deal with post-traumatic stress dysfunction. Members of the panel stated there was not sufficient proof to advocate its use. But the dialogue did present extra steering about what firms have to current by way of trials and proof to make their argument for approval extra possible.

Also this week, Rovner interviews KFF Health News’ Bram Sable-Smith, who reported and wrote the most recent KFF Health News-NPR “Bill of the Month” characteristic a couple of free cruise that turned out to be something however. If you’ve gotten an outrageous or baffling invoice you’d prefer to ship us, you can do that here.

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Plus, for “extra credit,” the panelists recommend well being coverage tales they learn this week that they assume you must learn, too:

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