PeaceHealth's Sacred Heart workers ratify first contract with hospital system | (Eugene, Ore.) Register Guard
Certified nursing assistants, cooks, housekeepers and other employees at PeaceHealth's Sacred Heart hospitals have ratified their first union contract with PeaceHealth. Members of Service Employees International Union Local 49 on Monday evening voted 533 to 11 to approve the contract, which covers 1,100 employees.
New York insurers to change coverage of hepatitis C drugs | (Rochester, N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle
Seven major insurers in New York will cover treatment for Hepatitis C, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday. The agreement is with Affinity Health Plan, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Excellus Health Plan, HealthNow, Independent Health, United Healthcare/Oxford, and MVP Health Plan.
At the Supreme Court on Monday, there were signs that the pharmaceutical industry could end up on the losing side of a case with serious implications for medicine and drug prices.
West Virginia Medicaid payments may falter if budget not reached | Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail
Healthcare providers in West Virginia are being put on notice that the state may have trouble paying for Medicaid services if the budget impasse is not resolved.
Georgia governor signs tax credit bill to help rural hospitals | Atlanta Business Chronicle
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Tuesday aimed at helping rural hospitals by encouraging Georgians to contribute to rural healthcare services.