Mass. challenge to Gilead would hinge on untested legal theory | Boston Globe
If Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey makes good on her threat to sue Gilead Sciences Inc. for overcharging for its hepatitis C drugs, her case probably will rely on an untested legal theory that could be applied widely to other specialty pharmaceuticals.
UnitedHealth Medicare plan must cover Texas sex reassignment surgery | Reuters
A U.S. government panel has ruled that a privately run Medicare plan must cover sex reassignment surgery for a Texas transgender woman, a decision that her attorney said was the first of its kind.
Charity care shrinking at central Ohio’s not-for-profit hospitals | Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
Central Ohio’s not-for-profit hospitals receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks each year. But the traditional justification for those exemptions is fading rapidly.
More abortion restrictions advancing in Florida Legislature | CBS Miami
Changes could be coming to abortion laws in the state of Florida. Anti-abortion forces in the Florida Legislature are advancing a handful of bills they say are aimed at protecting the health of women, but that opponents argue could deny access to abortions.
Hospitals boosted by Medicaid expansion | Indianapolis Star
As Indiana enters its second year of expanded Medicaid coverage created by the Affordable Care Act, hospitals around the state report it has helped patients gain needed coverage. And it’s helping hospitals, too.
Bankruptcy officially over for Oklahoma hospital | Pauls Valley (Oklahoma) Democrat
Pauls (Okla.) Valley General Hospital scored a major milestone last week. After nearly three years of cutting costs, changes in leadership and even management of the facility, the bankruptcy era officially ended Tuesday. Celebrating with cautious optimism was CEO Nathan Staggs, who expressed relief at the freedom this could now bring to the hospital.