Health Science Librarians of Ilinois

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Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

Legislative Update, 06/14/2019

Federal news

A slew of health-related stories are the news this month:

From the article: ” ‘This is bad transparency, because it is highly likely to cause prices to go up for everyone,’ Grow said. If all the parties need to expose what rates they were willing to accept, she said, ‘it creates a floor for negotiations, not a ceiling.’ “

According to one former EPA administrator, the article reports, “…the current EPA seemed to value lowering costs to industry more than safeguarding public health.”

Legislative support of libraries increased this year, with more congresspeople signing Dear Appropriator letters for the LSTA and IAL programs. (American Libraries, June 2019, p. 13).

 

State News

There has been a lot going on at the state level too:

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