The best (and worst) states for health care, according to WalletHub

WalletHub on Monday released its 2020 list of the Best & Worst States for Health Care—and the rankings this time around added a new metric: the ability of each state's health infrastructure to handle the novel coronavirus. See how your state fared on our interactive map.

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What you need to know about Trump's telehealth and rural health executive order

President Trump on Monday signed an executive order aimed at making permanent some telehealth expansions implemented in response to America's coronavirus epidemic and establishing new financial incentives for rural providers. Advisory Board's John League breaks down the order—and what it means for the future of telehealth.

Fauci warns US could be in a 'really bad situation' if coronavirus isn't contained by next month

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Monday said if states seeing "insidious increase[s]" in their rates of new coronavirus cases do not quickly contain their outbreaks, the United States could be in a "really bad situation" as soon as next month, when the country typically sees the flu begin to spread.

Around the nation: Federal appeals court panel upholds cuts to hospitals' 340B payments

Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit wrote that CMS' cuts to hospital payments under Medicare's 340B Drug Discount Program are intended to "avoid reimbursing … hospitals at much higher levels than their actual costs to acquire the drugs," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, the District of Columbia, and Ohio.

Schools and summer camps are reopening—and the coronavirus is spreading fast

Camps and schools that reopened for in-person activities in Georgia, Indiana, and Mississippi have had to close, shift to virtual participation, or implement other emergency health measures in the wake of coronavirus outbreaks. Here's what the cases say about children's role in spreading the novel virus—and the risks of reopening schools this fall.

Why the New York Times wants to see your patients' coronavirus bills

The New York Times' Sarah Kliff is highlighting stories of patients facing "surprise" bills or unexpectedly high charges for coronavirus testing and care—and she's calling on patients to send in their own bills to fuel her work.