Under the measure, state residents would have been able to purchase Medicaid coverage off of the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Louisiana, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.
GOP lawmakers plan to fundamentally alter funding for the Medicaid program—and the latest reports are that Senate Republicans' bill might include steeper cuts to the program than House's health care legislation. Here's what you need to know.
Benjamin Chu is stepping down from the role to "pursue his passion in health and public policy," according to Memorial Hermann officials. Charles Stokes, EVP and COO at the health care system, will take over as interim president and CEO in addition to his current roles.
To curb opioid misuse, a group of Colorado hospitals and EDs are launching a six-month pilot program designed to "dramatically" cut the amount of opioids they prescribe, John Ingold writes for the Denver Post.
Overall, the CDC report finds the number of middle and high school students who identified as current tobacco product users dropped significantly, falling from 4.7 million in 2015 to 3.9 million in 2016.