Health Care at a glance

Aetna announces deal to buy Humana

Jul 3, 2015
Aetna will buy Humana for $37 billion, creating the largest merger between two health care companies.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, health care

Elizabeth Holmes on democratizing medical testing

Jul 2, 2015
The multibillionaire wants to challenge the business model of medical labs.
Posted In: medical tests, medical care, medical costs

The Obamacare sales pitch

Jul 1, 2015
The president is courting conservative states to expand Medicaid.
Posted In: Obamacare, medicaid, healthcare, President Obama
Because the Cook County Jail in Chicago has become a de facto psychiatric hospital, recognizing and managing mental health issues among inmates has become an important part of training at the corrections officers training academy.

Officer training for mental health in short supply

Jun 30, 2015
A large number of inmates have a serious mental illnesses.
Posted In: mental health, jail, criminal justice
With the Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act ruling Thursday, states who have set up their own insurance exchanges must now figure out what to do with their plans.

What will happen to state-run insurance exchanges?

Jun 26, 2015
Letting Healthcare.gov take over may make sense.
Posted In: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, healthcare, scotus, Supreme Court
Demonstrators organized by Center for American Progress wait for the Supreme Court ruling Thursday morning. Their signs show numbers of people from different states that would have lost subsidies if the Court were to have ruled against Obamacare.

With Obamacare upheld, health care firms exhale

Jun 25, 2015
Hospital stocks jumped eight to 15 percent as the ruling came down.
Posted In: Supreme Court, Affordable Care Act, President Obama
Affordable Care Act

States see potential opportunity in court ruling

Jun 25, 2015
A Supreme Court ruling is expected soon in King v. Burwell.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, ACA, Supreme Court

Bridging a political divide, hoping to make a profit

Jun 24, 2015
The health care world waits for a decision from the Supreme Court.
Posted In: health care, Supreme Court, Affordable Care Act

Personalizing medicine with tailored social services

Jun 24, 2015
Interventions that head off medical costs can be deceptively simple.
Posted In: intervention, health care, caring for the 5/50s
Proper care for certain patients could save $300 billion annually, says consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

The challenge in pairing the sick with social services

Jun 23, 2015
In this corner of healthcare, it’s not one size fits all. It’s one size fits one.
Posted In: health care, patient, hospital, disease, Portland, caring for the 5/50s
 
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