Deal would take controversial Massachusetts hospital pricing question off ballot | Boston public radio WBUR
It was to be a game of high stakes politics with hundreds of millions of healthcare dollars on the line. But on Wednesday the players negotiated a truce to prevent a November ballot question on Massachusetts hospital prices.
The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S. | Washington Post
For the first time, researchers have found a person in the U.S. carrying a bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean "the end of the road" for antibiotics.
Staffing dispute at New Hampshire Hospital could mean trouble for mental health services | New Hampshire Public Radio
An ongoing staffing skirmish at New Hampshire Hospital threatens to create a backlog in the state's already fragile mental health system.
Texas Health Resources takes ownership of Forest Park | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The sale of Forest Park Medical Center Fort Worth pulled the state-of-the-art facility from bankruptcy but couldn't save the 175 employees from losing their jobs. The luxury hospital, which opened in 2014, closed its doors this week and won't re-open for another month. The sudden closure and layoffs were done by the previous owners.
Theranos was accused in a lawsuit of misleading consumers about the accuracy of its blood test results and reliability of its technology. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, seeks class-action status on behalf of consumers whose blood was tested through the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company.
Record HMO profits from Minnesota programs | Minneapolis Star Tribune
HMOs saw record operating profits in 2015 from their business serving as managed-care organizations in Minnesota's public health insurance programs.
Effingham Hospital CEO Norma Jean Morgan retires abruptly | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
Effingham County (Ga.) Health System CEO Norma Jean Morgan retired abruptly Wednesday, the second time she has left the hospital while working there for more than three decades.
Medicaid payments delayed in Alaska | (Kenai, Alaska) Peninsula Clarion
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services will delay paying some Medicaid claims until the next fiscal year begins on July 1.
A GOP congressman says he used medical marijuana while in office | Washington Post
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) just made a striking admission: Speaking to a group of marijuana activists on Capitol Hill, Rohrabacher said he had recently turned to medical marijuana to help deal with arthritis pain, and it worked.