Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) on Monday vetoed $50 million in state Medicaid spending, $27 million in adult dental benefits, and more from the state Legislature's fiscal year 2020 operating budget, which hospitals in the state say will significantly cut Medicaid payments.
Diesel Pippert, a student at Western Reserve Local Schools in Ohio, made the money at the Huron County Fair's large animal sale, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Caitlin Hillyard was petting a cat in her neighborhood when the cat bit her wrist. Writing for Kaiser Health News, Hillyard details her experiences and difficulties seeking treatment for the cat bite, and how she racked up more than $26,000 in health care costs.
The orthopedics and sports medicine practice affiliated with Goshen Health in Indiana last year piloted a secure text messaging system that allows patients to contact doctors during recovery, and almost 80% of patients who tested the app said the system improved their care, Jessica Cohen reports for Modern Healthcare.
With so many health care providers, thought leaders, journalists, and policymakers active on Twitter, it's easy to miss tweets that are informative, provocative, or entertaining. Here are 10 health care tweets that caught our eyes this week.