Former Siemens exec to head ONC

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  March 31, 2017

Dr. Donald Rucker will be lead HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Trump opioid commission leaves out key stakeholder

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 30, 2017

Experts keeping their eyes on ways to curb the number of overdoses in the U.S. say there's one very important person missing in President Donald Trump's commission—the nominee for top federal regulator of prescription drugs.

California proposes bill to regulate dialysis clinics

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 30, 2017

Dialysis providers claim a proposed California law that would mandate staffing ratios and yearly inspections at dialysis clinics is too restrictive and won't improve patient care.

A patient and a provider explain why Kansas should expand Medicaid

By Harris Meyer  |  March 30, 2017

Kansas lawmakers are considering whether to override Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of their Medicaid expansion bill. Patients and providers say lots of uninsured working people would benefit by gaining better access to preventive care.

Senate GOP needed Pence to break tie on family planning funds

By Associated Press  |  March 30, 2017

Senate Republicans on Thursday needed Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie on legislation to reverse an Obama administration rule protecting funds for Planned Parenthood and other family planning providers.


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