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Healthcare workers should be screened for coronavirus every week, leading expert says 

NHS workers should be screened for coronavirus EVERY WEEK to protect patients from catching the deadly infection, leading expert says Professor Charles Swanton said medics are spreading the disease in hospitals He has called for screening to find positive cases who show no symptoms Evidence shows asymptomatic cases account for 40-80% of transmission And people may… Read More »

GM dumped health care for striking workers. That poured gas on fire, expert says – USA TODAY

Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 8:13 PM EDT Sep 18, 2019 DETROIT – Within 36 hours of the United Automobile Workers strike against General Motors, the Detroit automaker announced a decision to shift worker health care payments to the union immediately – a strategy that risks dragging out the strike, labor negotiators say. “They’re… Read More »

Maine companies send workers to Boston for health care at 'fraction of the cost' – Press Herald

The same medical procedure can cost up to three or four times as much in Maine as it does in Boston, prompting some Maine companies that fund their own employee health insurance plans to send workers down to Boston for major operations. But some health care analysts have warned against that strategy, saying it only… Read More »

Amid shutdown, federal workers face health struggles: 'We are the ones that are suffering'

Tamela Worthen hasn’t been able to afford her diabetes medication in a week, she said. Yvette Hicks said that her children haven’t been able to receive their proper asthma treatment. John Kostelnik said he won’t be able to find out whether he has cancer until the shutdown is over. Those are just a few ways… Read More »