James Weinstein, CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health in New Hampshire, spoke at a health care symposium recently and gave his ideas for restructuring America's health care system—from imposing mandatory price transparency to maximizing telehealth for preventive and routine care.
While a tax on employer-sponsored health plans would generate hundreds of billions of dollars annually, previous efforts to tax the plans have failed to gain traction amid strong pushback from employers.
CMS has announced that Medicare would begin covering supervised exercise therapy for patients with peripheral artery disease, citing research showing that such treatment eases leg pain and other symptoms of cardiovascular disease.
Health care industry stakeholders are criticizing President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, with one physicians' group saying the move "will greatly undermine the global effort to prevent and mitigate the devastating impact of climate change on human health."
In a study slated to launch later this year, scientists hope to use stem cells to revive people who have been declared brain dead—a controversial effort that has spurred skepticism and ethical questions from experts, Kate Sheridan writes for STAT News.