In a letter to lawmakers in the House, Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish praised several provisions of the American Health Care Act, including its tax credits to help U.S. residents purchase health plans, adding, "The time to act is now."
The researchers said several different factors could account for the disparity in life expectancy, including differences in how the United States and Canada approach health insurance, implement new treatment regimens, and prioritize patients for lung transplants.
On average, doctors who deliver more costly patient care do not achieve better outcomes, according to a new study published in JAMA, Yusuke Tsugawa and Anupam Jena—the study's authors—write in Harvard Business Review.
The top patient-safety concerns facing health care organizations this year include managing the explosive growth of data in EHRs and recognizing patient deterioration, according to an annual report from the ECRI Institute.
Under legislation recently approved by a House panel, employers could impose penalties of up to 30 percent of employees' health insurance costs if they choose not to disclose their genetic information as part of an employee wellness program.