Major healthcare companies and lobbying groups spent big dollars as they fought to advance their interests on surprise medical billing, Affordable Care Act taxes and prescription drug pricing. And they mostly got their way.
Changes to Medicaid policy like extending postpartum Medicaid eligibility and coverage for non-clinical services could improve maternal health for poor women of color and rural women, according to new MACPAC research.
The patient is doing well and remains hospitalized "primarily for infection control," said Dr. Allison Arwady, Chicago's public health commissioner. People that the women had close contact with are being monitored.
With an estimated $1.1 billion investment, the plan is to build at least one new hospital and open up to six new community health centers that would expand access to preventive services and address social determinants of health.
We need to confront one of the most important but difficult challenges any society can face: to end racism where it originates, in the thoughts and attitudes of a country that has embraced racism, overtly and covertly, for most of its history.
Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health announced longtime CEO Kevin Lofton will retire at the end of June. Lofton has served as co-CEO of the health system since its Feb. 1, 2019 merger with Dignity Health.
The spinoff's mission to lower the cost of generic pharmacy drugs is notably different from Civica's, which is pursuing rights to manufacture generic drugs often used in hospitals that are subject to shortages and price spikes.