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BREAKING: AHA CEO Richard Umbdenstock to retire in 2015

BREAKING: AHA CEO Richard Umbdenstock to retire in 2015

By Bob Herman  |  November 21, 2014

Richard Umbdenstock will end an eight-year run as president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, the nation's most powerful hospital trade group, at the end of 2015, the AHA confirmed Friday.

Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

By Associated Press  |  November 21, 2014

Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain healthcare costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000%, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now lawmakers.

Guest Commentary: Protecting our healthcare workers now

By Dr. David Nash, Janine Jagger and Amber Hogan Mitchell  |  November 21, 2014

In response to the immediate danger of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued tightened guidance for personal protective equipment and related protocols. Its guidance addresses the specific risks of a single pathogen, but is only one precautionary step in the larger context of...

House Republicans launch long-discussed anti-ACA lawsuit

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 21, 2014

The lawsuit, filed against the secretaries of HHS and the U.S. Treasury, contests President Barack Obama's decision to waive the healthcare law's employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it without first receiving Congressional approval for the change.

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Texas Health numbers improve as Ebola memories fade

Texas Health numbers improve as Ebola memories fade

By Adam Rubenfire and Rachel Landen  |  November 20, 2014

Like most chief executives starting a new job, the new Texas Health Resources CEO had a plan. That went out the window when a man with Ebola arrived at one of his emergency rooms.

Kaiser expands clinic services to Target stores

Kaiser expands clinic services to Target stores

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 20, 2014

Kaiser Permanente is moving into the retail clinic business, teaming up with big-box retailer Target Corp. to open store-based locations in California that will use telemedicine to go beyond traditional in-store clinic services.

NYC traveler from Mali tests negative for Ebola

November 20, 2014

Ebola tests results came back negative for a patient at New York City's Bellevue Hospital who had traveled to the U.S. from the West African nation of Mali and was showing Ebola-related symptoms.

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