Children’s Issues

Addressing the Dearth of Data on Fetal Death: The Role of Hospitals*

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Addressing the Dearth of Data on Fetal Death: The Role of Hospitals*
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Cross-Posted at Bill of Health As I have blogged about before, including last year here, research and public health interventions aimed at preventing stillbirth are stymied by a dearth of data. In an article in this month’s Maternal and Child Health Journal, Erica Lee and colleagues at New York City’s Bureau of Vital Statistics evaluate data […]

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An Autism Diagnosis: Still the Key to Unlocking Needed Services?

An Autism Diagnosis: Still the Key to Unlocking Needed Services?
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Cross-Posted at Bill of Health In a recent, very moving, post about her son’s diagnosis with autism at age eight, blogger Amy Storch writes: “I guess I should mention the obvious — district services for Autism are much more comprehensive than ADHD.” An autism diagnosis should not, as a matter of law, be the key […]

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“Distressed Babies” and Employment-Based Health Coverage

“Distressed Babies” and Employment-Based Health Coverage
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AOL CEO Tim Armstrong was the center of a story bringing together issues of whining one-percenters, employees’ rights to privacy in their health information, and the growing evidence that some employers are simply not good agents for their employees’ health coverage.  Armstrong is an accident-prone speaker. Most recently, he gained attention for the way he […]

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Treating Addiction in Pregnant Women and New Mothers: A Promising Application for Social Impact Financing?

Treating Addiction in Pregnant Women and New Mothers: A Promising Application for Social Impact Financing?
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Cross-Posted at Bill of Health Last week, vtdigger.org ran an interesting article by Laura Krantz on the difficulties pregnant women and new mothers who are addicted to drugs have accessing not just drug treatment but also all of the other services and supports they need. Krantz reported on a hearing before the Human Services Committee […]

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The Federal Circuit Decides Future Lost Earnings Award Not Authorized in Vaccine Case in Which Child Died

The Federal Circuit Decides Future Lost Earnings Award Not Authorized in Vaccine Case in Which Child Died
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The National Childhood Vaccine Act of 1986 requires parties seeking relief for vaccine-related injuries to proceed through a federal vaccination claims system.   If a plaintiff prevails in her suit, she (or her estate) will receive damages for pain, suffering, and expenses.  Significantly, other awards include death benefits or future earnings.  On October 28, 2013, the […]

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