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Offit says two children who were patients at Children's Hospital several years ago couldn't get the flu shot because they were receiving cancer treatment.
"They died from getting the flu at the hospital."Depending on the severity of the flu, hundreds to thousands of people die from the illness each year.
Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends Americans 6 months and older get a flu shot, only 63% of all health care workers had gotten the vaccine as of November (latest survey results) compared with about 40% of the public.
ABLE accounts, modeled after 529 college savings plans, now require state implementation.Yet many insurance companies continue to refuse coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is considered the standard of care for autism treatment, on the basis that it is "experimental" or "educational." Autism Speaks is working to change state insurance laws to require private health insurance policies to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.In addition, we are stepping up our outreach to major employers who self-fund their health plans to voluntarily offer coverage.Physician-assisted suicide was barely defeated in Massachusetts (51% to 49%), while North Dakotans banned smoking in indoor workplaces.Michigan voters failed to pass an initiative increasing the regulation of home health workers, while Louisiana voters prohibited the appropriation of state Medicaid trust funds for other purposes.