Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) on Friday signed an executive order that would terminate the state's Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act if a court were to block components of the state's new Medicaid waiver, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Kentucky, New York, and Wyoming.
A 34-year-old, "previously fit" man was hospitalized with a perforated throat after attempting to hold in a sneeze, according to a case report in BMJ Case Reports—and experts say it should serve as a cautionary tale to other sneeze-stiflers.
For its 2018 Physician Lifestyle & Happiness report, Medscape surveyed more than 15,000 physicians across 29 disciplines to identify the specialties with the highest proportions of introverts and extroverts, which doctors are happiest outside of work, and more.
Ahead of Friday's deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown, House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a short-term continuing resolution that would fund the federal government for an additional four weeks, reauthorize CHIP funding for six years, and delay the Affordable Care Act's taxes on medical devices, health insurance, and high-cost employer-sponsored health plans.
Ronny Jackson, the official physician to the president and a rear admiral in the Navy, says he believes President Trump's health should allow him to serve out his current term as president, as well as a second term if re-elected.
A Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index poll show the percentage of U.S. adults without health insurance rose by 1.3 percentage points, or an estimated 3.2 million people, in 2017—making it the largest single year increase since 2008.
Tax-exempt hospitals face growing scrutiny over their contributions to the community. Now, 15 years after the issue came to a head in New Haven, Connecticut, the city's flagship hospital has positioned itself as a leader in community service, Dan Diamond reports for Politico.
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