Consolidation across healthcare sectors and local markets may benefit consumers when it reduces costly and potentially harmful duplication and waste. Or not. Consolidation also can increase costs, researchers contend in two newly published studies.
Top executives at Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest U.S. health systems, will take on new roles under a corporate reorganization.
The partisan split over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the center of the budget impasse that shut down the federal government last week reflects sharp divisions in the public's view of the law.
It's been pushed off the radar the past couple of weeks by the 24/7 media coverage over whether Congress should authorize a military strike against Syria, but the bitter partisan battle over the new national health care law claws its way back into the spotlight on Tuesday.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is under observation at a New York hospital after being treated for a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.
Elections have consequences, right?Although Democrats and their allied organizations have spent the weeks since the Nov. 6 election crowing that President Barack Obama's re-election decisively endorsed his approach to healthcare policy, some polls might cloud that picture.
Eric Semelroth's cartoon in the Nov. 5 issue of Modern Healthcare was the most succinct description of the presidential election I have seen.
Regarding “Healthcare industry leaders react to Obama's re-election”: Great article on the comments from healthcare providers on the Obamacare program, now that Obama has been elected for a second term.
Healthcare played a role in how the electorate voted last week, but the issue came in third behind the candidates' characteristics and the economy as a leading factor, according to the findings of a November tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, President Barack Obama has won re-election and a majority of Florida voters rejected a permanent ban on mandatory health insurance.
Congressional leaders indicated that long-standing partisan positions on future healthcare policy changes have hardened in the aftermath of a “status quo” election.
The Nov. 6 election reaffirmed the 2010 healthcare overhaul and set the stage for a host of major healthcare decisions lawmakers must consider in the weeks and months ahead.