Why Amazon is steering cancer patients away from local hospitals

To reduce health spending, Amazon is now paying for employees with cancer to travel to Los Angeles to see leading specialists at City of Hope health system, Melanie Evans reports for the Wall Street Journal.

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After smoking for 50+ years, he finally quit cigarettes. But vaping may have killed him.

A long-time smoker, John Steffen turned to e-cigarettes five years ago to kick the habit—a decision that doctors now believe led to his death this past spring, Julie Bosman reports for the New York Times.

Medicaid work requirements need better oversight, GAO says

CMS is not adequately overseeing the hundreds of millions of dollars being spent on administrative costs to implement Medicaid work requirements, according to a report released Thursday by the Government Accountability Office.

Half of Americans have been impacted by substance misuse, survey shows

Almost half of adults in the United States say substance misuse has impacted their family, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.

Democratic candidates again debate 'Medicare for All,' but is that what voters want to hear?

Candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president during Tuesday's primary debate touched on several health care topics, including abortion, the U.S. opioid epidemic, and so-called "Medicare-for-All" proposals—but some recent research suggests the candidates did not discuss the health care issues voters most wanted to hear about.

CMS: More Medicare Advantage beneficiaries will enroll in top-rated plans in 2020

More than three-quarters of Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries with prescription drug coverage are expected to enroll in plans with four- or five-star ratings for the 2020 coverage year, according to CMS quality star ratings data released Friday.

Around the nation: College mulls reinstating nurse pinning ceremony

More than 6,300 people have petitioned Bristol Community College to bring the ceremony back, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Illinois, and Massachusetts.