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Trump’s new Supreme Court shortlist has several ACA opponents

President Donald Trump on Wednesday added 20 names to his shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees, including some fiery opponents of the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court next term…

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study paused after one illness

Late-stage studies of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate are on temporary hold while the company investigates whether a patient suffered a serious side effect or if the illness had nothing to…

Hopes fading for coronavirus deal as Congress returns

At least there won’t be a government shutdown. But as lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated preelection session, hopes are dimming for another coronavirus relief bill — or…

Quorum Health CEO Joey Jacobs steps down after 2 months

Quorum Health said Friday that its CEO of less than two months is stepping down. The Brentwood, Tenn.-based hospital chain in July tapped Joey Jacobs, the former CEO of Acadia…

Arizona urgent-care operator to pay $12.5 million for overbilling

An Arizona urgent care provider was ordered to pay $12.5 million for overbilling, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Phoenix-based Urgent Care Extra created patient care practices and billing procedures to…

Home health providers call for more flexibility in CMS’ telehealth rule

Home health providers largely support CMS’ plans to cover telehealth but ask for more flexibility in the requirements. A congressional advisory group, on the other hand, says the proposed CMS…

U.S. cuts remaining dues payment to WHO after Trump pullout

The Trump administration said Wednesday it won’t pay more than $60 million in dues it owes to the World Health Organization and will use the money instead to pay down…

Tyson Foods to open medical clinics at some meat plants

Tyson Foods is planning to open medical clinics at several of its U.S. plants to improve the health of its workers and better protect them from the coronavirus. The Springdale,…

Still too soon to try altering human embryo DNA, panel says

It’s still too soon to try to make genetically edited babies because the science isn’t advanced enough to ensure safety, says an international panel of experts who also mapped a…

White House faces skepticism over prospects for a vaccine

Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day? A letter from federal health officials instructing states to be ready to begin distributing a vaccine by Nov. 1…