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US coronavirus death toll passes 80,000 as states move to phased reopening

America marked that grim death toll Monday as almost every state has made plans to partially reopen some businesses, something critics fear might contribute to an increase in the daily reports of fatalities. In New York, where there have been more than 26,000 deaths, coronavirus infection and hospitalization rates are down to where they were… Read More »

Mass. Senate Passes Bill To Boost Mental Health Care Access – wgbh.org

Massachusetts would move closer to fulfilling the vision of a 20-year-old state law requiring parity in care for mental health under a bill the Senate unanimously adopted Thursday. The sweeping bill, which supporters say could lead to historic changes in the mental and behavioral health care landscape, aims to guarantee that patients have the same… Read More »

Congress poised to raise minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 as spending bill passes House

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CAlif) holds her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. September 12, 2019. Aurora Samperio | NurPhoto | Getty Images The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a $ 1.4 trillion spending package that includes a provision prohibiting the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco… Read More »

House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday passed a suite of health care bills that tied shoring up the Affordable Care Act to lowering drug prices, as Democrats tried to hold Republicans to their campaign promises to secure coverage for pre-existing medical conditions and rein in the cost of prescription medicine. But Democratic leaders appeared to… Read More »