The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed that at least 17 people have been sickened by an E. coli outbreak that's affected at least 96 people in five U.S. states, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, New York, and Texas.
Health reform and so-called "Medicare-for-All" plans are shaping up to be key issues in the 2020 presidential election, but it's surprisingly unclear exactly how these plans would affect U.S. health care expenditures. To get some answers, the New York Times asked a group of economists and think tanks for their projections.
Executives from five of the nation's largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday said they would support legislation to reform PBMs' current drug pricing system by increasing transparency and prohibiting PBMs from charging Medicare and Medicaid higher rates for prescription drugs than pharmacies.
Each month, tens of millions of women use menstruation- or pregnancy-tracking apps to log private details about their cycle, sexual activity, and family planning—and in some cases that data may end up in the hands of employers and insurers.
Nearly 18 months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, a hospital on the nearby island of Vieques remains closed, forcing patients to travel to the main island to deliver babies and receive specialist care, the New York Times' Patricia Mazzei reports.