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Parliamentarian's rulings jeopardize Senate GOP repeal bill

Parliamentarian's rulings jeopardize Senate GOP repeal bill

By Harris Meyer  |  July 22, 2017

Senate Republicans suffered a big setback in passing their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act when the Senate parliamentarian issued rulings Friday that make it more difficult to pass key provisions on a party-line majority vote.

Data Points: The ACA lives, for now

Data Points: The ACA lives, for now

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 22, 2017

After another round of setbacks, congressional Republicans must regroup and assess their options for repealing, replacing or keeping the Affordable Care Act. They'll need to weigh a number of policy--and political--decisions.

Medical schools, 2017

Medical schools, 2017

July 21, 2017

A list of the nation's 20 largest medical schools — 10 allopathic and 10 osteopathic — ranked by total active enrollment for the 2016-17 school year. Sources: Association of American Medical Colleges; American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Published July 24, 2017, p. 34.

LinkedIn joins effort to strengthen health IT sector in northeast Ohio

By Lydia Coutre  |  July 21, 2017

LinkedIn has joined a team of stakeholders in northeast Ohio — BioEnterprise, the city of Cleveland, Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga County — to provide data, analysis and market research on talent for health IT positions in the region.

Want top hospital posts and pay? Prepare, ask and be willing to walk

Want top hospital posts and pay? Prepare, ask and be willing to walk

July 21, 2017

Women hospital executives can start closing the pay gap with their male counterparts by truly negotiating compensation rather than accepting first offers, C-suite hospital executives said this week at the Modern Healthcare Women Leaders in Healthcare conference.

N.H. governor slams state's waiver proposal to stabilize market

July 21, 2017

Facing the potential for high premium increases, New Hampshire will seek a waiver allowing it to create a high-risk fund for individuals on the marketplace. The state's Republican governor immediately pushed back on the proposal, and he could prevent the plan from reaching federal officials.

News from other sources...

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 21, 2017

Chinese pharmaceutical firms want to buy Cardinal Health, a lightweight skin sensor measures muscle activity, and our brains synchronize when we talk to each other.

Editorial: Eight reasons why the GOP healthcare bill ultimately failed

Editorial: Eight reasons why the GOP healthcare bill ultimately failed

July 21, 2017

Asked about his Bay of Pigs fiasco, President John F. Kennedy responded, "Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan." The opposite is true for the latest iteration of the GOP healthcare bill, which would have eliminated insurance coverage for more than 20 million people.

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

By Associated Press  |  July 20, 2017

President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage.


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