McKesson to invest $157M and create nearly 1,000 jobs in Texas expansion | Dallas Business Journal
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott awarded $9.75 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund to attract McKesson Corp. and 1,000 new jobs. It's the largest incentive package since Abbott took office 14 months ago. The San Francisco-based healthcare services and IT firm will take over the former NEC building in Irving.
A new Colorado Health Foundation report says state expansion of the Medicaid program has created 31,074 new jobs and added $3.8 billion in economic activity.
West Virginia hospital merger bill faces setback | (Huntington, W.Va.) Herald Dispatch
The West Virginia Senate rejected the House version of a bill Thursday that would exempt Cabell Huntington Hospital's acquisition of St. Mary's Medical Center. The bill will now go to conference committee, made up of members of both bodies.
More than 1,000 people have been tested for lead in the wake of the contamination of Morristown Medical Center's tap water, but it doesn't appear there has been any serious exposure among those tested, according to the hospital.
Facing a drastic cut in federal healthcare dollars for the uninsured beginning in July, the Florida Legislature has proposed a new model — set to be finalized this week — for distributing the smaller pool of cash and encouraging hospitals to cooperate like never before, including voluntary financial contributions among competing medical centers.
Medicaid measure clears Nebraska committee | Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star
Legislation to expand healthcare coverage to the working poor and other needy Nebraskans with a three-year pilot project cleared the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee on Thursday. A 4-3 vote sent the measure to the floor, where it faces an uphill struggle.
A U.S. congressional committee stepped up the pressure on Valeant Pharmaceuticals on Thursday, urging the company to explain why it was withholding documents related to an investigation into drug pricing.