Every county in the United States now has at least one insurer the intends to sell exchange plans for the 2018 coverage year, though insurers still could decide to enter or exit exchange markets before the Sept. 27 deadline to sign final contracts to participate in the exchanges.
Jennifer Cope, a CDC medical epidemiologist, said, "Contact lenses are a safe and effective way to correct your vision when they are worn and cared for as recommended," but "adolescents and adults can improve the way they take care of their contact lenses to reduce their risk of serious eye infections."
Health care providers are preparing for Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to hit landfall as a Category 3 storm, with winds of more than 110 miles per hour. That would make it the most powerful storm to hit the United States in more than a decade.
Northwell CEO and President Michael Dowling said, "As much as we regret having to make this decision to withdraw from the market, I continue to believe in the strategy of CareConnect, population health, and the benefits that come from value-based care."
Most people treated for an overdose at a hospital continue to take opioids after they are discharged, and few begin medication-assisted treatment for opioid misuse, suggesting hospitals can do more to intervene at the point of care, according to a research letter published in JAMA.