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Reform Update: Medicaid expansion may spread to four more GOP-led states
By Virgil Dickson | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Now that Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has received CMS approval for his Medicaid expansion plan, Indiana, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming may be next in line among GOP-led states in seeking a federal green light for their conservative-oriented expansion proposals.
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Large Indiana hospital systems switch blood banks
By Associated Press | September 02, 2014
A major Indiana blood bank is losing its contracts with two large hospital systems in the state as they look for cheaper prices from blood suppliers.
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Window to control Ebola rapidly closing, CDC director warns
By Sabriya Rice | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The window of opportunity for controlling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is rapidly closing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday. Teams of individuals with specialized and technical experience are urgently needed on the ground, said the agency's director, Dr. Tom...
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Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most
By Associated Press | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are...
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Massachusetts health spending hits below target
By Melanie Evans | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health spending in Massachusetts last year stayed below the target set by state policymakers to keep medical bills from growing faster than the economy, according to the first report of the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis, an independent agency created by a landmark state...
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Home health workers to join call for $15-an-hour wage
By Adam Rubenfire | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Fast-food workers recently have been leading the call for a $15-an-hour wage, and now unionized home health workers plan to publicly join in that fight.
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Wake Forest Baptist posts $78.4M operating loss for fiscal 2014
By Bob Herman | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The costly rollout of an electronic health-record system and a decline in inpatient services used led Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C., to record its second straight annual eight-figure loss.
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UnityPoint Health's margin rises as system expands
By Rachel Landen | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The addition of new system members, as well as strong outpatient activity, helped offset lower inpatient volume during the first six months of 2014 for UnityPoint Health, helping surpluses and margins to improve.
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Fears of addiction keep cancer patients from getting pain relief
By Reuters | September 02, 2014
Fears of opioid abuse and addiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer from getting enough pain medicine, researchers say.
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