An Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision that allows young adults to stay on a parent's health insurance plan until age 26 enabled young adults to delay having children and getting married—an effect that policymakers should consider as they debate repealing the law, Joelle Abramowitz, an assistant research scientist at University of Michigan, writes in The Conversation.
The bride decided to hold the wedding at the hospital so her father, who is being treated for leukemia, could attend, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alaska, California, and Massachusetts.
To keep vulnerable patients out of the hospital, hospitals and insurers are turning to so-called "mobile integrated health," which involves first responders providing care for patients at home, Leah Samuel reports for STAT News.
Writing for the New York Times' "The Upshot," Aaron Carroll, a physician and professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, describes how after many failed diets, he finally lost weight—and "reclaimed" the joy of Thanksgiving—by learning to stop moralizing food.
Veterans Affairs (VA) spokesperson Curt Cashour says VA officials have been working with Department of Defense (DOD) and White House officials to consider "the general concept" of merging DOD's and VA's health care systems, but some lawmakers and veterans groups say they oppose the idea.