Health



The Scoop: November 13, 2019 Edition

In this edition Some plaintiff states eye consumer protection measures in case their legal challenge to the ACA succeeds Legislative committee in Wyoming votes in favor of Medicaid expansion Utah submits ‘fallback plan’ Medicaid expansion…



Providence St. Joseph Health rebrands its system

Three years after merging to create one of the largest Catholic systems in the country, Providence St. Joseph Health is changing its name to Providence while retaining the St. Joseph Health cross as its logo,…


Fungus causes Seattle Children’s operating room closures

Operating rooms at Seattle Children’s Hospital have been closed for the second time this year after a type of potentially dangerous fungus was discovered in air samples. Hospital spokesperson Kathryn Mueller says latest discovery has…



The VA at a crossroads

Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. | Charles Dharapak/AP Photo By POLITICO STAFF 11/11/2019 05:07 AM EST The Veterans Administration is facing an existential question. The effort to bring electronic health records to the…


Why Democrats keep winning on health care

Health care is still a winning issue for Democrats Beshear, the son of the state’s last Democratic governor who fully embraced the Affordable Care Act, made Obamacare and protecting Medicaid expansion a major theme of…