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Editorial: An alcohol-free toast to 2018

Editorial: An alcohol-free toast to 2018

December 16, 2017

'Tis the season of miracles. A year that began with lumps of coal for the healthcare industry ends with Christmas presents wrapped in ribbons of cautious optimism.

2017 Healthcare Year in Review

2017 Healthcare Year in Review

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 16, 2017

For much of 2017, attention was on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. By the end of the year, though, industry trends pointed toward the market reshaping itself through mergers and new offerings.

'Moonbeams' shine bright for young patients in Michigan

'Moonbeams' shine bright for young patients in Michigan

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 16, 2017

At bedtime in the pediatric unit at Beaumont Children's hospital, community members are invited to stand outside the hospital and shine flashlights up at the hospital windows, and pediatric patients shine lights back in a show of support.

Guest Commentary: 'Repeal and replace' is now 'co-opt and confuse'

Guest Commentary: 'Repeal and replace' is now 'co-opt and confuse'

By Dr. Ann Hwang  |  December 16, 2017

Congressional Republicans are still actively trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, most recently folding repeal of the individual mandate into the tax reform bill. Instead of "repeal and replace," the strategy appears to be "co-opt and confuse."

Data Points: Plenty of jobs for paramedics and emergency medical technicians, but low pay

Data Points: Plenty of jobs for paramedics and emergency medical technicians, but low pay

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 16, 2017

When tragedy strikes, it's the nation's paramedics and emergency medical technicians who are typically first on the scene to deliver care and try to save lives. And 2017 certainly put the emergency medical services workforce to the test, with multiple natural disasters and another string of mass shootings, all on top of the everyday medical emergencies and carnage from traffic accidents and urban violence.

Feds tell Shkreli it's time to face the music

Feds tell Shkreli it's time to face the music

By Associated Press  |  December 16, 2017

First he lost his freedom; now they're coming for his music. Once Martin Shkreli was the smirking "Pharma Bro" who induced outrage by jacking up the price of a life-saving drug and insulting his detractors on social media, now he's a prison inmate.


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