Ohio takes over insurance cooperative | Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
The state of Ohio has taken over a struggling health insurance cooperative that was set up to be a lower-cost option for Ohioans who shop the federally run health insurance marketplace.
The Massachusetts Legislature on Thursday speedily passed a compromise bill that will avert a ballot showdown on hospital pricing — but will also slash the budget of the state's independent health care research agency.
Intermountain Healthcare launches Connect Care telehealth service | (Logan, Utah) Herald News
Residents in Utah and Idaho will now have access to healthcare providers 24 hours a day with the launch of Intermountain Healthcare's Connect Care, a telehealth service connecting patients to physicians via smartphones, tablets and computers.
A new medical complex in Minnesota bucks industry trends | (Minneapolis) Star-Tribune
Medical real estate in recent years has been dominated by the push of health care providers to expand geographically, often by putting new clinics in untraditional settings like former strip malls. But a new medical office building project in Minnesotal bucks both trends.
Texas Health Resources and Aetna are forming a health plan | D Healthcare Daily
Aetna and Texas Health Resources on Thursday announced the formation of a jointly owned, for-profit health plan company that will sell to individuals and employers in 14 counties throughout North Texas.
Calif. law hasn't lifted hurdles to birth control without prescription | National Public Radio
The governor signed a law more than a year ago that allows pharmacists to dispense most types of hormonal birth control methods, including pills and the patch, without a prescription. Yet few pharmacies do, citing the need for state-mandated training they have yet to undergo.