Oregon health insurers seek double-digit 2017 rate hikes | (Portland, Ore.) Oregonian
Every Oregon health insurance company but one is proposing double-digit percentage rate hikes for the individual market in 2017, with two of the biggest players—Moda Health Plans and Providence Health Plans—both seeking to raise rates by nearly a third.
Gov. Jerry Brown raises California smoking age to 21, tightens vaping rules | Sacramento (Calif.) Bee
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday enacted California's most significant new tobacco regulations in decades, signing laws that will place tight restrictions on use of the increasingly popular e-cigarette and make California the second state to raise its smoking age to 21.
First-ever study of superbugs in D.C. hospitals shows how prevalent they are | Washington Business Journal
Some of the most virulent superbugs plaguing health facilities around the globe have been found hiding in D.C. hospitals, particularly inside a population of patients known as "silent carriers.”
New York hospital staff approves new contract | Elmira (N.Y.) Star Gazette
Employees of Guthrie Corning (N.Y.) Hospital approved a new two-year labor contract Wednesday, according to a release from the union.
Massachusetts assigns monitor to oversee hospitals | Boston Globe
Surprise inspections at four Massachusetts psychiatric hospitals found such prevalent patient care problems that state officials have taken the unusual step of sending in an onsite monitor to oversee improvements.
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic names new leader | Houston Chronicle
The Kelsey-Seybold Clinic board of managers named Dr. Tony Lin its new chairman of the board, the leadership position in charge of the daily operations of the clinic. He will succeed Dr. Spencer Berthelsen.
Effingham Health System reorganizes as not-for-profit | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
Effingham Health System has announced that it plans to reorganize as a nonprofit, adding more services and expanding beyond the borders of Effingham County.