The Department of Justice in a brief filed in a federal court Thursday said it will not defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a lawsuit claiming the ACA's individual mandate, and therefore the entire law, is unconstitutional.
Adaptogens are the latest health and wellness craze, showing up everywhere from trendy supplement aisles to bright-pink Instagram smoothies. Proponents say these "super herbs" can adapt to provide whatever your body needs at a particular moment—whether that's a morning boost, an evening wind-down, or an overall sense of balance. But what does the research say?
Other candidates who've been approached for the job, according to CNBC, include former CMS acting administrator Andy Slavitt, former U.S. chief technology officer Todd Park, and former Aetna senior executive Gary Loveman.
CVS Health on Wednesday announced that Aetna President Karen Lynch and CFO Shawn Guertin, along with some other executives, would work at the combined company if a proposed merger between the two companies is approved, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Connecticut, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island.
While federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and hospitals once served largely distinct populations, they're now frequently competing for the same patients—but some see the change as an opportunity for collaboration, Susannah Luthi reports for Modern Healthcare.
The Association of Health Care Journalists recently launched a website to help reporters as well as the general public search for nonprofit hospitals' financial information—a move that Advisory Board's Trevor Goldsmith says suggests that financial transparency is coming to the health care industry and means health care providers need to be prepared.
A research letter details the early-stage results of a novel immune-cell cancer therapy that helped one woman with an advanced form of breast cancer remain cancer-free for several years—but experts say it's too early to tell if the patient's response represents a rare response or an effective approach that could benefit others.
Daniel Grossman, an emergency physician at Mayo Clinic, last year experienced a spinal cord injury that left his lower body paralyzed, but just months after the accident he's back to treating patients, and says being in a wheelchair helps him connect with patients in a way he couldn't before the accident.