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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from national and international trade associations influencing the debate on federal policies.

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Social Workers and Social Work Scholars Nationwide Call on Congress to Make the Child Tax Credit Permanent and Fully Refundable
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (TNSPol) -- The National Association of Social Workers issued the following news release:

More than 800 individual social workers, social work scholars, researchers, and allied professional organizations have signed on to a letter urging congress to make the current expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) permanent and fully refundable. This call to action comes as congressional leadership determines which elements will be included in the final framework for the Build Back Better (BBB) social investment legislative package currently being negotiated

"In our daily work we see the impacts ... Show Full Article

Occupational Health and Safety Scientists Association Welcomes New OSHA Head
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Oct. 27 (TNSPol) -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association issued the following news release:

AIHA, the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community, welcomes the confirmation of Douglas Parker as assistant secretary of labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

"AIHA looks forward to working with Mr. Parker towards our shared goal of protecting the health and safety of workers throughout the nation," said AIHA CEO Lawrence D. Sloan.

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National Association of Accountable Care Organizations: Using Accountable Care Organization Quality Reporting to Improve Health Equity
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (TNSRep) -- The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations issued the following news release on Oct. 25, 2021:

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NAACOS Recommends Changes to Improve Existing Requirements

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As part of its continued work to develop policy recommendations that improve health equity, the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) today published a white paper that outlines ways Medicare can improve equity in health outcomes using quality improvement requirements in accountable care organizations (ACOs).

As part of all its ACO programs, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ... Show Full Article

Dr. Anthony Fauci Discusses COVID-19 Challenges, Successes, and Next Steps During Lecture at Virtual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 27 (TNSPol) -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release:

"The race is on," Anthony S. Fauci, MD, said while delivering the Martin Memorial Lecture during the opening ceremony of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) virtual Clinical Congress 2021 on Monday. "Namely, the race to get as many people vaccinated as we can, so we can outstrip the virus, which is highly transmissible."

Dr. Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, and a ... Show Full Article

Better Business Bureaus Warning: Don't Get Taken During the 'Fall Classic' by Baseball Card Maker Panini America Inc.
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Oct. 27 (TNSOps) -- Better Business Bureaus issued the following news release:

It's World Series time in a country where trading card interest is at an all-time high. Better Business Bureau of North Central Texas is warning card collectors and traders about Panini America Inc. in Irving, Texas. The company is swinging for the fences and striking out leaving BBB complaints and inquiries unanswered. This company has an "F" rating with the BBB for these failures.

In 2017, BBB notified Panini America of a pattern of complaints alleging the company fails to honor promised fulfillment ... Show Full Article

Association for Psychological Science: Sex, Drugs, and Genes - Moral Attitudes Share a Genetic Basis
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (TNSJou) -- The Association for Psychological Science issued the following news release:

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Summary: By studying both identical and fraternal twins, researchers suggest that largely the same heredity factors that influence openness to casual sex also influence a person's moral views toward recreational drug use.

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Few hallmarks of the 1960s counterculture stand out like sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll--elements of a "lifestyle" that Life magazine once branded as "antithetical in almost every respect to that of conventional America." Over the decades, as rock music became ... Show Full Article

American College of Emergency Physicians: New Poll Finds Adults Are Unaware That Insurers Must Cover Emergency Services
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (TNSOps) -- The American College of Emergency Physicians issued the following news release:

A new poll from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and Morning Consult shows that nearly half (45 percent) of adults do not realize that their health insurer must cover the cost of going to the emergency department if they reasonably believe that they are having a medical emergency. This number is alarmingly high, especially when you factor in another recent poll which found that when considering going to the emergency department, nearly seven out of ten people are concerned ... Show Full Article