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15 CBO findings on the American Health Care Act

Here’s what the CBO reported on the cost and coverage impact of the House Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Sanofi and Regeneron Announce FDA Approval of Kevzara (sarilumab) for Rheumatoid Arthritis

PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Kevzara (sarilumab) for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to…

5 Tips for a Healthy Vacation

As you plan your next beach vacation, make sure your trip is a healthy one. Consider these five tips on sun safety, medications, contact lenses, tattoos, and eating well.

State Medicaid directors expect little change under Trump

Despite promises from the Trump administration to restructure Medicaid and reduce funding by hundreds of billions of dollars, state Medicaid directors say it’s unlikely there will be major changes to the program due to infighting among federal…

FDA Approves Actemra (tocilizumab) Subcutaneous Injection for Giant Cell Arteritis

May 22, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of subcutaneous Actemra (tocilizumab) to treat adults with giant cell arteritis. This new indication provides the first FDA-approved therapy, specific to this type…

$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill

A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases, legislative analysts said Monday.

CHS rejects $2.4 billion buyout of its Fort Wayne hospitals

Community Health Systems has rejected a $2.4 billion buyout offer for its eight Fort Wayne, Ind., hospitals, saying Monday the proposal by physicians and private-equity players came in at least $1 billion lower than what it was worth.

MetroHealth making smaller hospitals a focus

MetroHealth’s 12- and 16-bed hospitals coming online next year will join the ranks of a series of other so-called “micro-hospitals” popping up around the country.

Foreign​ ventures​ help​ academic​ systems​ boost​ brand,​ revenue

Big academic medical centers have found partnerships overseas allow them to enhance their brand awareness and provide an added source of revenue.

DOJ's Medicare Advantage lawsuits, investigations likely to change insurance culture

The Department of Justice’s increased focus on investigating alleged fraud in the Medicare Advantage program is likely to change the way insurers do business, according to lawyers who specialize in False Claims Act suits.

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