Dressed as stormtroopers, members of the Midwest Garrison division of the 501st Legion, a costuming club, visited the ED at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage to brighten the day of the children staying there, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Updated hypertension guidelines released last month aim largely to "scare people into changing their behavior"—a tactic that research suggests won't work, Aaron Carroll, a pediatrics professor who blogs on health research and policy, writes in the New York Times' "The Upshot."
The Trump administration, House Republicans, and several state attorneys general in a new court filing argue that a lawsuit challenging the executive branch's authority to make the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers is no longer relevant because the administration has halted the payments.
Under a new policy, researchers interested in studying pathogens that could cause a pandemic—which include influenza, severe acute respiratory syndrome, Middle East respiratory syndrome, Ebola, and other viruses—will be able to apply for federal funding under a new process outlined by HHS.
The House today joined the Senate in passing the GOP's tax bill, which will effectively repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. Here's what the legislation will mean for hospitals and health plans.