Health care services

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Demand for answers escalated as federal officials promised Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, to conduct a sweeping investigation into suspicious deaths at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 30, 2019 - 5:36 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday a sweeping criminal probe into a number of suspicious deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia would be their "top priority." Bill Powell, the U.S. attorney in West Virginia, said his office is involved in a "comprehensive...
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CORRECTS DAY TO WEDNESDAY-The main entrance to the University of Vermont Medical Center shown on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. A federal agency says Vermont's largest hospital required a nurse to participate in an abortion over her moral objections. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
August 28, 2019 - 4:08 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest hospital forced a nurse to participate in an abortion procedure over her moral objections in violation of federal law, a government civil rights agency said Wednesday. The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington could lose some federal funding if...
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Gisselle Contreras, at podium, daughter of an immigrant detained at Adelanto, Calif., describes her father's housing conditions before his final deportation to Guatemala, as she joins criminal justice, disability rights, and immigration organizations announcing a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of people suffering in ICE detention centers for unconstitutional medical, mental health, and disability accommodations in ICE detention centers, during a news conference outside the Roybal Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. At left, Anthony Diaz, an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
August 19, 2019 - 5:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday decrying what they called shoddy medical care and a failure by authorities to provide accommodations for disabilities. In the suit filed by disability and civil rights advocates in U.S. District Court, immigrants...
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In this Saturday, July 27, 2019 photo, retired nurse Tim Thomas, who assisted in a surgery in the parking lot of Watsonville Community Hospital after the facility lost power following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, poses during his visit to Lodi, Calif. California hospitals are asking lawmakers to scale back earthquake standards because they cost too much and might not be needed. Talk of scaling back the standards upsets Thomas, who was thrown to the floor during the earthquake. "To not make provisions to have the hospitals keep pace with the rest of the infrastructure doesn't make any sense to me" says Thomas. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 04, 2019 - 10:41 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California hospitals are asking lawmakers to scale back some earthquake standards because they cost too much and might not be needed. Most hospitals in the earthquake prone state have met a 2020 deadline for standards designed to keep hospital buildings from collapsing in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2012, file photo, Kristine Baker smiles after being sworn in as a U.S. District judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas in Little Rock. Baker blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Arkansas, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state’s only surgical abortion clinic to close. (Rick McFarland/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)
July 24, 2019 - 2:51 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions in Arkansas minutes before they were set to take effect Wednesday, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state's only surgical abortion clinic to close. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2008, a small child walks toward the front door of the Public Health Service Indian Hospital on the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates. N.D. A federal audit released Monday, July 22, 2019, finds that government hospitals placed Native Americans at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses. The audit says a handful of Indian Health Service hospitals, including the Fort Yates Hospital, failed to follow the agency’s protocols for dispensing and prescribing the drug. The Indian Health Service agreed with the more than a dozen recommendations and says changes are in the works. (AP Photo/Will Kincaid, File)
July 22, 2019 - 6:59 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. government hospitals put Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the drugs, according to a federal audit made public Monday. The report by the U.S. Department of...
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This July 12, 2019, photo shows the UnitedHealthcare headquarters in Minneapolis. UnitedHealthcare Inc. reports earnings Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
July 18, 2019 - 9:58 am
UnitedHealth raised profit expectations for the year after second-quarter earnings climbed almost 13%, and the nation's largest health insurer continued expanding beyond its core business and into care delivery. A nearly 12% jump in revenue from the company's pharmacy benefit management operation...
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In this Monday, July 8, 2019 photo, Jiggy Athilingam poses for photos at her home in Richmond, Calif. Athilingam, who was hit from behind by a car while riding a bicycle in San Francisco five years ago, had two forms of health insurance and assumed it would pay for most of her bills. But because she was treated at a hospital that was outside of her health insurance company's network, she got hit with a surprise bill - a common story in the country's complex health care system. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 09, 2019 - 2:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jiggy Athilingam was riding a bicycle in San Francisco five years ago when suddenly she was on a bed in the hallway of a hospital. "What happened?" she asked. A cracked helmet told the story of her memory loss: She had been hit from behind by a car. She spent 22 hours in a...
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July 04, 2019 - 6:38 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Children's Hospital has been cited for multiple federal safety violations related to mold that led to a patient death and five additional infections. KING-TV reported Thursday that the hospital detected Aspergillus mold during a routine test of operating rooms May 18. The...
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Abortion-rights activists hang banners on the Eads Bridge in St. Louis during a Planned Parenthood press conference on the north end of the Arch grounds on Friday, June 28, 2019. A Missouri commissioner on Friday ruled that the state's only abortion clinic can continue providing the service at least until August as a fight over its license plays out, adding that there's a "likelihood" that the clinic will succeed in the dispute. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
June 28, 2019 - 11:00 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri commissioner on Friday ruled that the state's only abortion clinic can continue providing the service at least until August as a fight over its license plays out, adding that there's a "likelihood" that the clinic will succeed in the dispute. Administrative Hearing...
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