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Can A Community Hospital Stay True To Its Mission After Sale To Large Corporation?
7/23/2018 05:00:25 AM
After 130 years as a nonprofit with deep roots in western North Carolina, Mission Health announced in March that it was seeking to be bought by HCA Healthcare, the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chain.
Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes
7/20/2018 01:06:46 PM
KHN’s newsletter editor, Brianna Labuskes, wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.
Viewpoints: Lessons On Improving Diet, Reducing Obesity and Getting Healthy; Monitoring Trends in Changing Addiction Patterns
7/20/2018 08:59:25 AM
Opinion writers weigh in on these and other health issues.
Different Takes: The GOP Really Doesn’t Care About Health Care; Surrendering Rather Than Winning The War On Poverty
7/20/2018 08:59:21 AM
Editorial pages look at these and other health issues.
Research Roundup: Antibiotics; End-Of Life Care; And The Individual Marketplace
7/20/2018 08:59:18 AM
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
State Highlights: Delivery Room Closures Highlight Reality Of Health Care In Rural America; Industry Sounds Alarm Over Mass. Proposal To Help Community Hospitals
7/20/2018 08:59:14 AM
Media outlets report on news from Missouri, Massachusetts, California, Oregon, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Wisconsin, Texas, Virginia and New Hampshire.
Residents In Puerto Rico Report Foul Odor Coming From FEMA Trailers, Raising Concerns It Could Be From Dead Bodies
7/20/2018 08:59:11 AM
While it was unclear what the smell was, the reports prompted a visit Thursday from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A spokesperson for OSHA said the bodies remaining in the trailers are waiting to be claimed by family members. In other news, more of Puerto Rico's physicians are fleeing to the states.
Startups Eagerly Dive Into Largely Untapped Marketplace Of Mental-Health Related Technology
7/20/2018 08:59:06 AM
From robot therapists to virtual reality worlds that help treat addiction, mental and behavioral health technology is booming. In other public health news: immunotherapy, HIV, black lung, genetic testing, sugar, and black infant mortality.
Pharma Companies Try To Shift Blame To Drug Dealers, Websites As Real Culprits Of Opioid Epidemic
7/20/2018 08:59:02 AM
Endo International Plc and Mallinckrodt Plc are arguing that if they're added onto lawsuits for their role in the opioid crisis, they “are entitled to contribution from the illegal supply chain defendants." News on the crisis comes out of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, as well.
Kentucky Governor Does An About-Face On Cuts To Dental, Vision Benefits For Medicaid Beneficiaries
7/20/2018 08:58:58 AM
Gov. Matt Bevin (R-Ky.) announced that the benefits were being cut following a court ruling halted the state's work requirements for its Medicaid program. But following a public outcry the administration says that coverage will be retroactively reinstated.