Health Policy

Louisiana state workers, teachers will have access to weight-loss surgery

Louisiana’s health insurance plans that cover state workers and public school teachers will now help pay for weight-loss surgeries that people had previously had...

Louisiana lawmakers pass bill suggesting ‘abortion reversal’ is possible

Louisiana lawmakers approved a bill that would require medical professionals to tell a woman using medication to terminate a pregnancy that her pregnancy might...

Louisiana may require medical staff to suggest ‘abortion reversal’ is possible

Louisiana lawmakers are close to approving a new law that would require medical professionals to tell a woman using medication to terminate a pregnancy...

Vaccine information won’t go on Louisiana driver’s license — whether legislation...

The Louisiana House will take up legislation that would prohibit vaccine information from being included on a person’s driver’s license or state identification card,...

‘We all deserve to keep our children’: Grieving grandmother calls attention...

Argarette Weatherspoon-Collins told the Louisiana Senate Committee on Health and Welfare Wednesday that her daughter Jessica, then 6 months pregnant, went to see a...

STD legislation that criminalizes exposure runs afoul of latest research, critics...

A state legislator has introduced a bill that would make it a crime for someone to intentionally expose another with a sexually transmitted disease...

Pennsylvania’s Rachel Levine confirmed as highest-ranking openly transgender federal official

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s former top health official, Dr. Rachel Levine, on Wednesday became the first openly transgender individual to be confirmed by the U.S....

U.S. Senate panel advances nomination of transgender doctor from Pennsylvania for...

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s former top health official, Dr. Rachel Levine, moved one step closer on Wednesday to becoming the highest-ranking openly transgender official in...

Senate panel splits over Xavier Becerra, Biden’s pick to lead Health...

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel divided evenly along party lines Wednesday over the nomination of Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s pick to lead the Department...

Louisiana health secretary joins counterparts in asking Congress for more vaccines,...

WASHINGTON — State health officials in Colorado, Louisiana and Michigan had a clear answer when asked Tuesday what they need to better vaccinate their...

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