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By Modern Physician | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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Castlight losses shrink as revenue rises
By Joseph Conn | July 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health tech one-time market darling Castlight Health remained unprofitable in the second quarter, although losing money less rapidly than earlier this year.
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NuVasive reports increased sales in three units, smaller losses for Q2
By Jaimy Lee | July 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
NuVasive, a San Diego-based manufacturer of devices used in minimally invasive spine surgeries, reported that three of its four business units saw double-digit U.S. revenue growth, leading to smaller losses than the company saw in the same quarter last year.
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Setting up a state exchange not as simple as some think, analyst argues
By Harris Meyer | July 29, 2014
Some state officials and health policy experts argue it should be relatively easy for states that have not yet established their own insurance exchanges to find a legal workaround to retain federal premium subsidies following last week's ruling disallowing subsidies through the federal...
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Uninsured rate drops faster in states that expanded Medicaid
By Paul Demko | July 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Americans lacking insurance coverage are becoming more concentrated in states that have opted not to expand Medicaid, according to the latest survey data from the Urban Institute's Health Policy Center. Residents of southern states, Spanish-language speakers and high school dropouts are also a...
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Acadia's earnings rise on booming behavioral admissions
By Bob Herman | July 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Acadia Healthcare recorded sizable gains in its second quarter and for the first half of 2014 as higher admissions and new acquisitions benefited the publicly traded operator of inpatient behavioral health facilities. A one-time currency adjustment also contributed to quarterly gains.
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Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary
By Associated Press | July 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for healthcare and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.
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Healthier school lunches popular with kids: study
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 29, 2014
New federal nutrition standards for school lunchrooms have become a lightning rod for Obama administration opponents, who criticize them for prompting lunchroom waste, higher food costs for school districts, and sending students home hungry.
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