Senate president says tiered health insurance plans needed in New Jersey | NorthJersey.com
New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney said Monday that tiered health insurance plans could help lower costs in a state with the second highest premiums for consumers in the country. Sweeney's remarks come on a day when both houses of the Legislature are focused on several bills drafted in response to the debate over Horizon Blue Shield Blue Shield of New Jersey's Omnia plan.
Consultants say dropping Arkansas Medicaid plan would cost $757M | Arkansas Online
Consultants hired by the Legislature say ending Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion would cost the state as much as $757 million over the next five years. The Stephen Group told a legislative task force Monday that Arkansas' Medicaid spending would increase $213 million over the next five years if the state ended the "private option" and would see a $544 million drop in tax revenues associated with the program.
Lawmakers heard from doctors and patients Friday who say a new Hawaii Medical Service Association policy that requires all advanced X-ray procedures to get pre-approval is putting people's health at risk.
Some patient information was unlawfully accessed as a result of a “phishing” attack that targeted the email accounts of several City of Hope staffers, the Duarte, Calif., cancer research and treatment facility reported Friday.
Sewage plants are failing to kill lethal superbugs unleashed from hospitals | Los Angeles Times
Every day Southern California hospitals unleash millions of gallons of raw sewage into municipal sewers. But a growing number of studies show sewage plants can't kill superbug bacteria. Instead the facilities serve as "a luxury hotel" for drug-resistant bacteria.