The Trump administration on Monday announced that it plans to propose a new rule that would end online enrollment in the Affordable Care Act's Small Business Health Options Program for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2018.
John Ward, director of CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis, says the United States "need[s] a substantial, focused, and concerted national effort to … make effective [hepatitis C] prevention tools and curative treatment available to Americans in need."
Officials in Kansas are preparing for the effects of a law that would require state-run hospitals—including psychiatric facilities—either to allow concealed firearms on premises or to implement expensive security measures, Kristine Phillips reports for the Washington Post's "Post Nation".
Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid reported lower uncompensated care costs, more Medicaid revenue, and an overall improvement in their profit margins—suggesting that states on the fence about expansion might want to move ahead, according to an Urban Institute report.
Copper Basin Medical Center, a critical access hospital in Tennessee, is soliciting donations through a GoFundMe page, with the hopes of resuming inpatient services for the next fiscal year—but as of Tuesday morning, it had raised only $375 toward its $100,000 goal.