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Running Short On Time, Covered California And Insurers Seek Obamacare Answers From GOP
4/28/2017 12:30:59 PM
Health insurers must submit initial rates to California’s exchange on Monday, but confusion persists over core elements of the current health law.
Viewpoints: Effectiveness Should Guide Doctors’ Prescribing; Climate Change And Medicine
4/28/2017 09:03:37 AM
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Perspectives On Obamacare’s Resiliance, The Insurance Market And Access To Care
4/28/2017 09:03:32 AM
Editorial writers review the goings on in Washington regarding health policy and the GOP's repeal-and-replace effort as well as other issues in the health system.
Research Roundup: Price Transparency; Cost Of Not Expanding Medicaid; Coverage In Rural Areas
4/28/2017 09:03:27 AM
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
State Highlights: Texas Lawmakers Take Aim At Insurers And Drug Coverage Practices; Fla. House Poised To Approve Trauma Center Deregulation Bill
4/28/2017 09:03:22 AM
Media outlets report on news from Texas, Florida, Minnesota, California, Georgia, Massachusetts and Maryland.
Buyouts Offered To 1,600 Brigham and Women’s Hospital Workers To Control Costs
4/28/2017 09:03:17 AM
The move to reduce 9 percent of the prestigious teaching facility's workforce signals that few health institutions are immune from the current climate of economic uncertainty. Meanwhile, other hospital news is reported out of California, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Colorado and Wisconsin.
Bones From 3D Printers And Other Developments Bring Us Step Closer To Making Sci-Fi A Reality
4/28/2017 09:03:13 AM
Bloomberg looks at companies pushing the boundaries of medical development, and what that means for the future of diseases. In other public health news: calorie counts, peer reviews, police and mental illness, infertility treatments and more.
Biotech Firm Sees Option For Home Addiction Treatment Similar To Giving Insulin For Diabetes
4/28/2017 09:03:09 AM
Brady Granier, the CEO of California-based BioCorRx, says that he hopes to develop a low-dose, injectable-form of naltrexone that uses a small needle so that people could administer it at home. Also, another company, Aware Recovery Care, is providing in-home addiction therapy in some areas of the country.
Key Florida Lawmaker Says State, Federal Cuts To Medicaid Will Reach $650 Million
4/28/2017 09:03:05 AM
But state Sen. Anitere Flores says the effect on hospitals may be mitigated by other federal funding that is expected. News outlets also report on Medicaid news in Wisconsin, Mississippi and Minnesota.
Trump Issues Order To Protect VA Whistleblowers, But Some Say Changes Are ‘All Hot Air’
4/28/2017 09:03:01 AM
The president says the new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection will make clear “that we will never, ever tolerate substandard care for our great veterans.” Some in Veterans Affairs are worried though that it will simply be more failed bureaucracy.