Vital Signs Blog

10 ways the newest ACA repeal bill is harsher than the previous GOP bill

The new Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act could reduce funding, coverage and consumer protections even more sharply than the GOP's previous repeal bill.

CDC memo doesn't bode well for federal government transparency

An internal memo to staff at the CDC instructed them to limit communication with the news media, indicative of a concerning trend of reduced transparency among federal agencies.


Texas hospitals were the setting for dramatic scenes during Hurricane Harvey

Hospitals in Texas were among the larger institutions affected by Hurricane Harvey, as can be seen from a sampling of photos captured on Twitter.


A Facebook Live discussion: How 2017's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare were chosen

Modern Healthcare hosted a Facebook Live discussion Wednesday with Editor Aurora Aguilar and senior reporter Harris Meyer on how this year's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare ranking was chosen. Watch a replay of the session.


Iowa's ACA waiver plan would redistribute subsidies from the poor to wealthier people

By eliminating cost-sharing reductions, Iowa's Medicaid waiver proposal would expose lower-income consumers to much higher deductible costs, potentially reducing enrollment and access to care.


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