By Jenny Deam Updated 10:14 am CDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 Marcela Parra, left, a navigator at Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) helps a customer fill up paperwork with a customer who does not wish to be identified, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Houston. Marcela Parra, left, a navigator at Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) helps a customer fill up paperwork with a customer who does not wish to be identified, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Houston. Photo: Marie D. De Jesús, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer The Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) building located at 9600 S. Gessner Building E, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Houston. The Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) building located at 9600 S. Gessner Building E, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Houston. Photo: Marie D. De Jesús, … [Read more...] about Houston health group to lobby against immigrant policy change in DC
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Highland Hospitality Group — which owns the three Bernie’s Restaurant & Pubs in Glenside, Hatboro, and University City — is going on a streak of new openings. First off, it will take over the sprawling Brewerytown Taproom (31st and Master Streets). This bar-restaurant opened in December 2016 as Flying Fish Crafthouse, a partnership between Flying Fish Brewing Co., of Somerdale, Camden County, and a management company controlled by chef Brian Duffy and Dana Spain. The agreement was not renewed after a year. Duffy left the project, and it was reopened as Brewerytown Taproom. Amid some Health Department ignominy, it is now closed; its equipment will be offered for sale Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. Highland plans to call it Hops when it opens in mid-October after renovations. Also in the Highland pipeline is a fourth Bernie’s, which will occupy the former Derek’s restaurant at 4411 Main St. in Manayunk. This … [Read more...] about Brewerytown Taproom to become Hops under fast-rising restaurant group
Staff Editorial Mental health group can build political will Opportunity zones show value of intrastate cooperation Fresh Start Ministries’ RISE program steers inmates down a better path Iowa voices must be heard in 2018 farm bill debate Don’t rush to cut energy efficiency efforts in Iowa All articles by Staff Gov. Kim Reynolds is taking aim at one of the state’s persistent gaps in mental health services through the creation of a new Children’s Mental Health Board. It’s more movement in a positive direction that soon will require additional state investment. On Monday, Reynolds signed an executive order to establish the new board, which will have until the end of the year to develop recommendations to establish a children’s mental health system in Iowa. As members of the state’s … [Read more...] about Mental health group can build political will
The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government presented its second budget on 16 February 2018 in the UP legislative assembly. With a proposed expenditure of Rs 4,28,384.52 crore, it is equal to almost 30% of the projected gross state domestic product (GSDP) of the state. The proposed expenditure is 11.37% higher than 2017–18 budgeted estimate (BE) and 16.28% higher than 2018–19 revised estimate (RE) (Table 1). In fact, the RE for 2017–18 is expected to be lower than the BE by as much as Rs 16,258.67 crore. The shortfall was mainly on account of revenue expenditure, notably in the case of education, and agriculture and allied sectors. A significant part of the outlay for debt relief to farmers remained unused. Table 1: Budget Outlays by Major Heads Major Heads Amount (Rs Crore) % Change 2018–19 BE Over 2017–18 BE 2017–18 RE 2018–19 BE 2017–18 BE 2017–18 RE Education 52,212.40 46,449.84 57,234.17 9.62 23.22 Medical and health … [Read more...] about Priorities of Uttar Pradesh Budget: As Infrastructure Expenditure Rises, Health and Education Face Neglect
Medicaid, the nation’s joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor, is often described as providing a safety net — something to save the neediest people from disaster. But, as health insurance costs spiral rapidly upward, Colorado lawmakers and health care advocates increasingly say that it is the entire state that is facing a crisis. So, some of them are now proposing a radical, potentially first-in-the-nation idea: Why not let anyone buy their way into Medicaid, regardless of income? A bill introduced Friday at the state Capitol would instruct several Colorado departments to study the feasibility of that idea, as well as the possibility of creating new public-private partnerships or co-operative health insurance programs. The bill’s sponsors say these would be pro-active measures, as opposed to previous reactive solutions that have tried to smooth the zigs and zags of federal health care policy. “This is saying, ‘How do we lead on this? How … [Read more...] about To combat rising health care costs, should Colorado let people buy into Medicaid?