KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber joined StateImpact Oklahoma reporter Jackie Fortiér to discuss why a series of rural hospitals collapsed, leaving hundreds of residents without jobs and their communities without lifesaving emergency medical care. Weber and California Healthline senior correspondent Barbara Feder Ostrov wrote an in-depth story on the business … [Read more...] about Listen: Five Oklahoma Hospitals Collapsed – What Happened?
Friday, Sep 27 2019 UPDATED 10:14 AM full issue According to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all of the reported cases have a history of e-cigarette product use or vaping. Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration is conducting a criminal investigation. The Washington Post: CDC Reports 805 Cases Of … [Read more...] about CDC Tally Of Vaping-Related Injuries Now At 805
The thrill of delivering newborns helped pull Dr. Jack Feltz into the field of obstetrics and gynecology. More than 30 years later, he still enjoys treating patients, he said. But now, Feltz is also working to change the way doctors are paid for maternity care. Feltz’s New Jersey-based practice, Lifeline Medical Associates, recently partnered with the insurer … [Read more...] about Insurers Test New Way To Cut Maternity Care Costs: Bundling
Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. How will the impeachment effort on Capitol Hill affect work on other legislation, particularly bills to restrain the cost of prescription drugs and surprise medical bills? And will Congress and President Donald Trump be able to agree on the spending bills needed to keep the federal government open for … [Read more...] about KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Impeachment And The Health Agenda
Thursday, Sep 26 2019 9:36 AM full issue As states take steps to tamp down on vaping, questions are emerging about whether such actions could stimulate a black market for the products. In related news, Rhode Island joins the list of states to place restrictions on e-cigarettes; vaping deaths in Florida and Georgia are added to the national tally; and a Michigan … [Read more...] about Could Vape Bans Have Unintended Consequences?