State roundup: Md. program poised for health reform; Calif. high-risk pool; huge insurance premium jump in La. district

September 23, 2017

Georgia Health News: Grady Under Inspection After Patient's Fatal Fall A team of inspectors arrived this week at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital to conduct a federal survey of its care systems. The action comes in the wake of a patient's death in a fall from an 11th-floor window. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting the survey to make sure Grady meets the agency's "conditions of participation"' ?? to continue to receive funding from the government insurance programs Medicare and Medicaid (Miller, 10/19).

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Bill Would Allow The Return Of Abstinence-Only Sex Education In SchoolsSchools could again teach abstinence-only courses under a bill moving through the Legislature that also would require any sex education courses to promote marriage and tell students abstinence is the only reliable way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. A law approved last year when Democrats controlled state government requires sex education courses in public schools to be age appropriate and comprehensive, covering issues such as sexually transmitted diseases and how to use birth control. ... Now Republicans run the Legislature, and they hope to pass a bill that would repeal many of the aspects of the law and allow local school districts to set up abstinence-only programs (Marley, 10/19).

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