What Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death means for key health care issues

The Supreme Court on Friday announced that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died from complications related to cancer. Her passing could have significant implications for some hot-button health care issues, including the Affordable Care Act, measures intended to mitigate America's coronavirus epidemic, and more, Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns explains.

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After uproar, CDC changes guidance on coronavirus testing

After pushback from public health experts, CDC on Friday released updated guidelines recommending that close contacts of patients infected with the novel coronavirus be tested for the virus. Here's what you need to know about the new testing recommendations.

Weekly review: 500,000 fewer births next year? What Covid-19 could mean for pregnancy.

Whether fever checks actually work to prevent the coronavirus's spread, three ways to change someone's mind, and more.

Map: Where employer-based plans pay hospitals the most—and the least

Employer-sponsored private health plans on average in 2018 paid hospitals 247% of the amount Medicare paid for the same health care services, according to a new study from RAND Corporation—but there was wide variation between states. Explore the rates paid to hospitals in your state on our interactive map, and find out why you need to pay attention to the findings, according to Advisory Board's Rob Lazerow.

Around the nation: MetLife to acquire Versant Health for $1.68B

MetLife would gain access to Versant's provider network and become one of the largest vision insurers in the United States, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Georgia, and New York.