The Virginia Senate's Education and Health Committee on Thursday voted 8-7 to reject a bill that would have expanded Medicaid in Virginia, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, Connecticut, and Virginia.
CDC data show that as of Jan. 20, the hospitalization rate for laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu reached 41.9 per 100,000 population, which is comparable to the hospitalization rate of the swine-flu pandemic in 2009 and the 2014-2015 flu season.
Sources say the Trump administration is looking to expand hardship exemptions to the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate for this year, though the sources say administration officials have not yet finalized plans.
Responding to its first school shooting since its designation as a trauma center 30 years prior, Vanderbilt University Medical Center last week admitted six students wounded at Marshall County High School, Shelby Livingston writes for Modern Healthcare.
Among wealthy nations, the U.S. ranks first by far in health care spending but last in life expectancy. As a recent Politico story explains, one reason may be that America spends relatively little on social services such as housing, food, and education—a gap that some hospitals and health systems are trying to fill.