GOP senators plot path to get ACA repeal to Obama's desk

GOP senators plot path to get ACA repeal to Obama's desk

By Shannon Muchmore  |  November 24, 2015

After a ruling that the bill could not be passed through the reconciliation process, senators are scrambling to find another way to get the legislation before the president, who would veto it.

NYC Health and Hospitals names new CFO

NYC Health and Hospitals names new CFO

By Melanie Evans  |  November 24, 2015

NYC Health and Hospitals has named Plachikkat Anantharam to succeed Marlene Zurack as the system's chief financial officer.

Newton to step down as Swedish Covenant CEO, replaced by COO

Newton to step down as Swedish Covenant CEO, replaced by COO

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 24, 2015

Mark Newton will soon step down as president and CEO of Chicago's Swedish Covenant Hospital after leading the hospital for over 15 years. Chief Operating Officer Anthony Guaccio will replace him.

N.Y.C. unveils $850 million mental-health plan

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  November 24, 2015

New York City will spend about $850 million over the next four years to improve mental-health services and expand access to care. The figure includes $305 million in new city spending on behavioral health.

FDA guidance on Essure birth control expected in February

By Sabriya Rice  |  November 24, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expects to release new guidance on a form of birth control that has been linked to more than 15,000 adverse events, including at least a dozen deaths, by the end of February.

Breaking news from around the country...

November 24, 2015

Today's regional healthcare roundup includes a merger that creates the Denver area's largest primary-care doc group, New Jersey providers opposing a bill on out-of-network charges, the snub to hospitals in Florida Gov. Rick Scott's budget, and more.

CVS adds Amgen's Repatha to its formulary

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 23, 2015

Pharmacy benefits manager CVS Health has included Amgen's drug Repatha to its formulary. The drug is one of two in a new class of cholesterol-lowering medications. It's the latest in a series of moves made by PBMs to address the high costs of some newer, brand-name therapies.

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