Hospitals sue state to block new rules requiring charity care coverage for out-of-state residents – The Daily Chronicle

Hospitals sue state to block new rules requiring charity care coverage for out-of-state residents - The Daily Chronicle

Amanda Sullender / Spokesperson-Review (TNS) The Washington State Hospital Association filed a lawsuit Monday against the state Department of Health over a proposed rule allowing out-of-state patients to receive charity care, arguing that such a policy would alienate Washingtonians. Medical care is more difficult to access and more expensive. “It requires hospitals to provide free … Read more

Court order requiring pharmacies to fill prescription drugs sparks COVID-19 controversy – Iowa Capital Dispatch

Court order requiring pharmacies to fill prescription drugs sparks COVID-19 controversy - Iowa Capital Dispatch

An Iowa doctor is seeking a court order requiring pharmacies to fill the prescription drugs hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin to treat COVID-19. The order is being sought as part of a civil lawsuit brought by Dr. David Hartsuch, an emergency physician from Bettendorf, against the Iowa Board of Medicine and the Iowa Board of Pharmacy in … Read more

Hospitals sue state to block new rules requiring charity care coverage for out-of-state residents

Hospitals sue state to block new rules requiring charity care coverage for out-of-state residents

The Washington State Hospital Association filed a lawsuit Monday against the state Department of Health over a proposed rule allowing out-of-state patients to receive charity care, arguing that such a policy would alienate Washingtonians. Medical care is more difficult to access and more expensive. “It requires hospitals to provide free or discounted care to anyone … Read more