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December 23, 2014
Supreme Court to hear Obamacare subsidy challenge in March
In AL, a public hospital serves the poor-- with lawsuits
Group sues Aetna, claiming discrimination against HIV patients
Head of Medicaid to exit
Houston health system closes Dallas hospital
Nurses at MedStar Washington Hospital Center hold one-day strike
Hospital hopes medical tourists will come to ID
PA hospital to pay $662,000 to settle Medicare fraud case
Sitka (AK) hospital to request loan from city
Do heart patients fare better when doc is away?
December 22, 2014
Top five healthcare stories of the year
Teaching hospitals hit hardest by Medicare fines for patient safety
VA private hospitals seek "equity in state funding"
Why single payer died in VT
UC Health, United Healthcare at odds over deal
TN Supreme Court rules on hospital liens
Opinion: A plan to help rural GA hospitals save money finds no takers
Military hospital care is questioned; Next, reprisals
Dr. Oz gets fact-checked and the results aren't pretty
Bristol hospital says it's ok without Tenet
Senate passes budget deal; No SGR fix included
December 19, 2014
Poll: Majority likes employer mandate, dislikes Obamacare
Few states score well on infection readiness
How the high cost of medical care is affecting Americans
Number of uninsured Americans near historic low
Medicare fraud scheme mastermind, doctor plead guilty
Humana CEO: Consumer engagement, tech can lower healthcare costs
Bring in the nurses—stat
What does healthcare cost? Study finds huge gaps among MN clinics
How to sell a hospital in 18 months
When a hospital bill becomes a decade-long pay cut
Medicare cuts payments to 721 hospitals with highest rates of infections, injuries
December 18, 2014
Lessons from an outbreak: How Ebola shaped 2014
Ratings agencies forecast trouble for hospitals
Investigation: Addicted nurses steal patients' drugs
Directors: Obamacare storefronts working
Ebola fears speed changes in US hospital record systems
Big hospitals increase dominance of MA state healthcare market
Trinity Health to buy 3 CT hospitals
GA Hospitals cutting payrolls to cope with hard times
Study: Healthcare staffers rank high for workplace injuries
Opinion: Seeing the 'invisible patient'
December 17, 2014
Insurers ease 'Obamacare' deadline
HHS announces nearly $700 million in state grants
Federal agents arrest 14 tied to compounding pharmacy blamed for meningitis outbreak
CVS Health hikes dividend, expects growth
NC pharmacists try to boost health and cut costs
Popularity of outpatient surgery centers leads to questions about safety
Fixes planned for clinic that treated Joan Rivers
Opinion: Doctors' offices jammed during healthcare's seasonal spike
Top 10 mobile apps for PCPs
How music helps surgery
December 16, 2014
Senate narrowly confirms new surgeon general
Healthcare.gov faces crucial deadline
TN tees up Medicaid expansion battle
The odd math of medical tests: One scan, two prices, both high
Can flat-rate pricing help control cancer costs?
Prolific prescribers of controlled substances face Medicare scrutiny
Do patients mind if their healthcare data is shared? It depends
Patients at seven Miami-Dade hospitals are more likely to develop infections
White House issues climate change guide for hospitals
Report: MO hospitals provide $1.1B in uncompensated care
Opinion: Elegy for rural community hospitals
December 15, 2014
US healthcare lags worldwide for those over 65
Partners HealthCare posts $22m loss, first in 15 years
Obamacare open enrollment 2015: Monday deadline first big test for retooled Healthcare.gov
A year later: Hospitals boost security after shooting
Waterbury (CT) Hospital could see layoffs, reduced services after Tenet deal
Teaching hospitals left out in the push to cut insurance premiums
Maryland Health Care Quality Reports website puts hospitals under the microscope
Incarcerated: Hundreds who need mental-healthcare forced into ACI
Why most people won't shop again for health insurance
Researchers finally figured out why doctors' waiting rooms have such crappy magazines
December 12, 2014
42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills
Aetna says demand surging for individual Obamacare plans
Tenet ends bid to acquire five CT hospitals
Forsyth Medical Center lawsuit over Medicare reimbursements may be settled
The punishing cost of cancer care
Boston Medical Center, Tufts in merger talks
80% of physicians have an EHR or plan to get one, ONC reports
Kindred plans 500 more jobs, downtown expansion
Opinion: Why fat-shaming by doctors really, really matters
New way to promote Obamacare: 7-Eleven
With 1.5 million sign-ups so far, Obamacare enrollment is brisk
December 11, 2014
Healthcare.gov breaks 1M as Obamacare sign-ups surge
Insurers fire back over Obamacare changes
Feds recover $5B in healthcare waste
Obamacare co-ops cut prices, turn up heat on rival insurers
Insurance dispute could cause 20K NC women to look for new doctors
Opinion: Don't homogenize healthcare
Healthcare security in 2015: 9 hotspots
Opinion: Why doctors should study human rights
The 10 healthiest and 10 least-healthy states in 2014
Time's Person of the Year: The Ebola fighters
December 10, 2014
Consumers may miss out on subsidies due to uncertainty about job-based coverage
Healthcare law is not one-size-fits-all, and here's why
Jonathan Gruber regrets 'arrogance' on health law remarks
NJ medical, healthcare professionals split on physician-assisted suicide
Integrated Health Network to add Hospital Sisters Health System, Prevea Health
HCA confirms 'preliminary' talks with East Jefferson General Hospital
Ex-Grady Hospital (GA) employee convicted of embezzlement
Work hour limits for doctors in training don't improve patient safety
Walgreen tests virtual doctor visits through app
First of its kind: A health center, inside a hospital, next to an ER (WI)
December 9, 2014
Obamacare enrollment data comes under scrutiny
Healthcare law is not one-size-fits-all
Doc who sent Ebola patient home says care was appropriate
Half of doctors listed as serving Medicaid patients are unavailable, investigation finds
Study: Doctors paid more for multiple procedures than for multiple patients
Doctors are slow to adopt changes in breast cancer treatment
Cautiously, Mayo builds an empire
An Ebola doctor's return from the edge of death
Walgreens app makes virtual doctor visits a reality
Opinion: Transforming healthcare one patient at a time
December 8, 2014
CT hospital rape case widens
Officials prepare to open new Dallas hospital
Hospitals, insurers press NY state on transparency study
The health cost slowdown isn't just about the economy
Healthcare signup deadlines raise worries, questions
PA hospital charges get new attention
San Antonio State Hospital can't admit any more patients
Thousands lose access to Boston Children's Hospital over insurance rate dispute
Horse trots into hospital: It's therapy, no joke
Opinion: How every hospital should start the day
December 5, 2014
UMC set to pick third CEO in a year
Average Obamacare premiums going up in 2015
Big changes in fine print of some 2015 health plans
Care for Dallas Ebola patient's dog topped $27K
How Humana plans to expand its Medicare business
CDC says it is too late to make new flu vaccine for this season
More hiccups for the WA health insurance exchange website as 6,000 accounts cancelled
MDs may be more interested in DIY health services than patients are
80% of patients worry about health data security
Oregon hospital: Medication error killed patient
Opinion: Nurses, get the flu shot
December 4, 2014
Enrollment in Obamacare plans for 2015 remains strong
More cost of healthcare shifts to consumers
Healthcare spending in the US grows at slowest rate since 1960
FL Medicaid expansion could cover 1M more in Sunshine State
FL hospital workers claim retribution for complaints about medical center safety
MA Nurses Association calls for stronger Ebola preparedness plan
GBMC doctors join push to improve patient care, save money
Online doctor ratings may not match other quality measures
Big data offer new strategy for public health campaigns
The best healthcare jobs in 2015
Kaiser and Target to open retail clinics
Olney hospital affiliates with Carle system
December 3, 2014
US designates 35 hospitals to treat Ebola patients
Fewer hospital mistakes mean 50,000 lives, $12B saved
CDOs: Right for healthcare C-Suite?
Medicare house calls on rise in Michigan—so is fraud
Central ID hospital cutting nearly 70 jobs
TX, feds reach agreement on healthcare funding
Zero preventable hospital deaths: How one nonprofit is making safety its mission
OH bill would shield doctors who say 'my fault' for a medical mistake
University of Chicago targets vast cancer data, will 'democratize' research
Here's how to remove Ebola waste from a hospital
December 2, 2014
Underinsurance remains big problem under Obama health law
New ACO rules would delay penalties an extra three years
Obama to urge Congress to loosen purse strings for Ebola fight
More competition helps restrain premiums in federal health marketplace
Promising model for healthcare sees enrollment plummet as ACA takes off
FDA scrutinizes networked medical device security
Doctors: New technologies could replace traditional mammograms
Cloud gains traction in healthcare
Mortality rates for common conditions vary at Sacramento hospitals
The clothes make the doctor
December 1, 2014
Suit on health law puts focus on funding powers
US hospitals wary of caring for Ebola patients because of cost and stigma
Ebola crisis: Huge risk of spread
Controversial hospital chain owner poised to expand empire to Bay Area
Healthcare.gov's insurance marketplace for small businesses gets off to a slow start
Hospitals battle 'alarm fatigue'
Remote healthcare advocates make early pitch in FL
Health officials release modified WY Medicaid expansion proposal
Hospitals grapple with challenge in caring for homeless
Opinion: It's time for an answer: Is healthcare safer now?