Health


Nearly 8,000 Seattle area providers to strike

Nearly 8,000 nurses and other providers at Swedish Health Services in the Seattle area plan to strike beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, through Thursday, Jan. 30. In response, the health system said it…





HHS forgets to renew Trump’s opioid emergency declaration

Then-acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan first declared a national opioid emergency on Oct. 26, 2017, and renewed the status in January 2018. HHS Secretary Alex Azar subsequently renewed the emergency designation seven times, most recently…


White House prepared short list to shake up HHS leadership

Still, the previously unreported effort to identify possible replacements shows the extent to which White House officials were planning for the possibility that Trump’s top two health officials would abruptly leave the administration heading into…


The Scoop: January 22, 2020 Edition

In this edition Open enrollment continues in Massachusetts, Washington, DC, New York, and California Supreme Court declines Democrats’ request to fast-track ACA lawsuit New Jersey awards contracts for the creation of state-run exchange Debate over…


Trump: Chinese coronavirus ‘totally under control’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention anticipate more cases of the virus both in the U.S. and globally, Nancy Messonnier, director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters Tuesday. Still,…