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Bye-Bye to Health Insurance ‘Birthday Rule’? Kansas Lawmaker Floats Fix

When Kayla Kjelshus gave birth to her first child, the infant spent seven days in the neonatal intensive care unit, known as the NICU. This stressful medical experience was followed by an equally stressful financial one. Because of an obscure health insurance policy called the “birthday rule,” Kjelshus and her husband, Mikkel, were hit with… Read More »

Alabama lawmaker introduces mandatory vasectomy bill amid abortion ban controversy

Rep. Rolanda Hollis (Credit: Rep. Rolanda Hollis) An Alabama lawmaker has responded to the abortion ban by introducing a mandatory vasectomy bill. Rep. Rolanda Hollis (D) said “It always takes two to tango,” after noting that the bill sends “the message that men should not be legislating what women do with their bodies.” The move… Read More »

Top lawmaker signals support to classify all illicit fentanyl copycats like heroin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top U.S. Senator signaled some support on Tuesday for legislation permanently placing illicit chemical knock-offs of the extremely potent opioid fentanyl into the same legal class as heroin to boost prosecutions of traffickers and makers of the drugs, a proposal championed by top federal officials. FILE PHOTO: Plastic bags of fentanyl… Read More »