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Biden, Trump clash over healthcare plans in first debate

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden clashed over their agendas for healthcare reform as the issue took center stage during the first presidential debate on Tuesday. Biden…

Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against…

Virus response becomes power struggle in Louisiana

Six months into Louisiana’s coronavirus outbreak, disagreements over how the state should respond to the pandemic and who should make those decisions have reached a fever pitch, culminating in the…

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s healthcare stances

UpdatedPresident Donald Trump on Saturday nominated to the Supreme Court Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who in past writings criticized a decision that upheld tenets of the Affordable Care Act.…

Pharmacists in Ohio managing care as providers—and getting paid for it too

Insurers sign upOne by one, Ohio health insurers began to bite. Most of the five Medicaid managed-care companies in the state have rolled out their own programs to experiment with…

Two years after leaping into senior living, ProMedica says bet is paying off

ProMedica’s finance chief doesn’t blame people for being skeptical when the not-for-profit health system took on more than $1 billion in debt to buy a massive, bankrupt senior living provider.…

United Airlines to offer COVID tests to Hawaii-bound passengers

Dignity Health providers on Oct. 15 will begin testing some airline passengers flying to Hawaii as part of a new pilot program from United Airlines. United Airlines on Thursday said…

House passes government funding bill, including plan to extend Medicare loan repayments

The House Tuesday night passed a bipartisan bill that will fund the federal government through Dec. 11 and relax Medicare loan terms for healthcare providers. Lawmakers passed the deal—359 to…

Rural hospitals say federal work rule leaves them vulnerable

Franklin Hospital, a small critical access facility in southeastern Illinois, is used to having its 180 employees jump in to cover for each other, says Rhonda Boehne, the hospital’s director…

COVID ‘long haulers’ suffer symptoms weeks, months later

In the early hours of an April morning, at her home in Erie, Malea Anderson woke up with what felt like an explosion of ice water up her spine and…