Barrett Vows Fair Approach as Justice, Democrats Skeptical | Washington, D.C. News


WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett presented her conservative approach to the law Monday at the start of fast-tracked confirmation hearings, while Democrats, powerless to stop her, tried to cast her as a threat to Americans’ health care coverage during the coronavirus pandemic.

With her large family sitting behind her in a hearing room off-limits to the public and altered for COVID-19 risks, Barrett delivered views at odds with the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose seat President Donald Trump nominated her to fill, likely before Election Day.

“Courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life,” declared the 48-year-old federal appeals court judge, removing the protective mask she wore most of the day to read from a prepared statement.

Americans “deserve an independent Supreme Court that interprets our

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Fair Haven Community Health Care ranked as a top 10 quality leader by federal agency

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — In this pandemic, it has never been more important for low-income neighborhoods to have access to good health care.

At the same time, Fair Haven Community Health Care (FHCHC) is earning national recognition for the work it is doing.

It is one of nearly 1,400 federally-qualified health centers. To get their funding, those centers are all required to send in a copious amount of information every year.

“The government crunches those numbers, and then in the summer, they come out and say these are the health centers that, out of the 1,400 nationwide, have done the best,” explained FHCHC CEO Dr. Suzanne Lagarde.

This summer, the center was recognized as being in the top 10 percentile for being a quality leader, and the top two percent in handling of behavioral health by the Health Resources & Services Administration.

The organization began in 1971, seeing just

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Health fair, virtual support groups, and more health news | Crescent City community news

HEALTH FAIR: The New Orleans chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America will hold a health fair from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at A.L. Davis Park, 2600 LaSalle St., New Orleans. The fair will feature free health screenings, information about Medicaid and Medicare, and information about local health-related resources. In partnership with The Debt Collective, there will also be a medical debt clinic where anyone with medical debt can speak to a debt expert, for free, without an appointment. Participants will be able to learn about their rights as a debtor, to dispute their debts and to connect with other people facing similar situations.

NAMI NEW ORLEANS: Virtual support groups sponsored by the New Orleans affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness include: 

  • NAMI Family Support Group: A Zoom gathering for adult loved ones of people living with mental illness is from 6:30 p.m. to 8
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Federal agency recognizes Fair Haven Community Health Care for excellence

NEW HAVEN — Fair Haven Community Health Care has been recognized as a “health center quality leader” by the Health Resources & Services Administration, according to a release.


It is the fourth year in a row that Fair Haven Community Health Care has been recognized this way, according to the health center.

The Fair Haven center is the only health center in New Haven and one of only three in Connecticut to be “designated a 2020 Gold Award Health Center Quality Leader for best overall clinical performance,” the release noted.

Fair Haven ranked among the top 10 percent of health centers

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Joslyn Center To Hold Drive-Through Health Fair, Flu Shot Clinic

Press release from The Joslyn Center:

Oct. 2, 2020

The Joslyn Center announced that its annual fall health fair and flu shot clinic will be held as a drive-through event in its parking lot on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, from 9:00 – 11:00 am at 73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert. The event is open to all seniors and older adults ages 50 and above.

Upon arriving at the Catalina Way entrance, guests will be asked to tune their car radios to a designated radio frequency for a special Joslyn Center broadcast featuring entertainment, special messages, and news. Guests will then slowly proceed through the parking lot to receive complimentary care packages complete with giveaways and information and resources from Joslyn’s business partners and community collaborators. A separate line will be set up for those who wish to receive their annual flu shot administered by pharmacists from Walgreens. Guests in the

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The Healthcare Financial Management Association Releases Best Practices for the Fair Resolution of Patients’ Medical Bills

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Washington, D.C., Sep 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today published voluntary best practices for the fair resolution of patients’ medical bills. The best practices are designed for use by healthcare providers, providers’ business affiliates and credit bureaus. Jointly published with the Association for Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA International), the 28-page report updates and extends guidance that was originally published by HFMA in 2014. The report emphasizes the importance of educating patients and ensuring that they understand the account resolution process.

“Education and engagement are important throughout a patient’s financial experience,” said HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. “Transparency is important not only for price information but also with regard to financial assistance policies, identifying sources of coverage,

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