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Editorial: The ACA's new political landscape

Editorial: The ACA's new political landscape

By Merrill Goozner  |  June 27, 2015

The healthcare industry heaved a collective sigh of relief last week after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld insurance subsidies in states using federally run exchanges. The 6-3 decision effectively puts an end to legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act.

Data Points for June 8, 2015

Data Points for June 8, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 06, 2015

Data Points for the week of June 8, 2015, covered the following topics: Drug spending, the underinsured, radiation exposure, readmissions, and ICU risk for women who gave birth via C-section

Pentagon chief to hold people accountable for anthrax snafu

By Associated Press  |  May 31, 2015

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sunday that he will find out who was responsible for the mistaken shipments of live anthrax to 11 U.S. states and two countries and will "hold them accountable."

Uninsured drop as ACA faces threats

By Beth Kutscher , Bob Herman and Harris Meyer  |  May 30, 2015

The number of Americans who were uninsured for at least part of last year dropped to a low not seen in decades.

Rhode Island reports spike in STD infections

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 28, 2015

Rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Rhode Island, a trend the state's department of health attributes to better STD testing, as well as higher rates of high-risk sexual behavior.

As King v. Burwell decision approaches, CDC details sharp drop in uninsured

As King v. Burwell decision approaches, CDC details sharp drop in uninsured

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 28, 2015

The number of people who were uninsured for at least part of last year dropped to a low not seen in decades. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed the insurance landscape in the first nine months of 2014, only 11.9% of respondents said they were uninsured.

Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

By Associated Press  |  May 28, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.

Study confirms early treatment is best for HIV

By Associated Press  |  May 28, 2015

A major international study says HIV patients shouldn't delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer.

Data Points for May 25, 2015

Data Points for May 25, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 23, 2015

Data Points for the week of May 25, 2015, covered the following topics: Paying physicians based on quality, infections from contaminated duodenoscopes, nursing home quality ratings, TV ads for children for poor quality food

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