Total Results: 10952
Bloomberg reports on the company’s plans to expand its market and set up its own distribution network. In other health industry news, Walgreens’ CEO talks to analysts about plans for the merger with Rite Aid and a judge rules against Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi on a patent dispute.
Senate Democrats are calling for a delay in the confirmation hearings for Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., who has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Democrats want to investigate trades he made while handling legislation in Congress that could impact the value of those shares. A Trump transition team spokesman responded that similar questions could be aimed at Democratic senators who also own health-related stocks. Meanwhile, Trump reportedly is considering former Henry Ford CEO Nancy Schlichting to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.
News outlets review key aspects of the 2010 health law, forecast how the debate this time around is shaping up and highlight some aspects of the health care system that are bracing for the outcome.
AARP had sought a preliminary injunction because it argued the new regulations – which allow employers to tie participation to 30 percent of the cost of individual health coverage – could be coercive.
In other marketplace news, closing arguments in the Anthem-Cigna merger antitrust trial are delivered, new filing alleges that Alexion managers encouraged improper sales practices by employees and Abbott Labs acquires medical device company St. Jude Medical.
Outlets report on health news from Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts.
Republicans are moving toward their long-desired repeal of President Barack Obama’s signature health law. Vice President-elect Mike Pence holds meetings on Capitol Hill as the rank and file begin to focus on some of the realities of taking apart the law that has touched the nation’s $3 trillion health sector and covers millions of Americans.
Opinion writers offer their views on the politics of repealing and replacing the federal health law.
News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical drug pricing.
Sanofi and Regeneron, which manufacture rival drugs, filed the suit against Amgen. In other industry news, the FDA investigates complaints of exploding batteries in e-cigarette devices.
Although rural hospitals are struggling in many areas of the country, the facility serving Childress, Texas, is thriving. In other health industry news, navigators help patients understand how to improve their care, Washington state officials weigh a takeover of the Group Health Cooperative, a New Hampshire hospital joins the Massachusetts General health system, Kaiser Permanente opens new facilities in California and a survey of millennials shows what they want from health care providers.
In other regulatory news, revised federal rules guarantee people in nursing homes more flexibility on food and roommate choices, as well as improved procedures for grievances and discharges.
People in these facilities are now guaranteed more flexibility on food and roommate choices, as well as improved procedures for grievances and discharges.
Outlets report on health news from New Hampshire, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Georgia, New Mexico, Texas, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Arizona.
Elsewhere, fewer drugs were approved this year, critics worry the 21st Century Cures Act could make patients more vulnerable and insurers change how they pay for insulin after higher prices.
The Medicare program announced it would withhold part of its reimbursements to 769 hospitals and news outlets from various states detail how their facilities fared.
Even as congressional Republicans set to work on making good on their promise to repeal and replace the health law, the past eight years of Obamacare have meant that it has touched much of the nation’s health system and the efforts to undo it will raise a variety of issues, including those about the insurance marketplace.
Dismantling Obamacare is job one for the new GOP-controlled Congress and the incoming Trump administration, but lawmakers are wrestling with various strategies to achieve this goal without disrupting the individual insurance market or upending some of the measure’s popular provisions.
In a number of states, including big ones such as New York and Texas, leading cancer centers aren’t included in insurers’ provider networks.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.