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Pundits and pols question whether the BCRA can pass in its entirety

By Mara Lee  |  June 23, 2017

Even with four conservative Senators saying they can't vote for the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and three centrist Senators saying they are concerned about the way the bill funds Medicaid, there may be enough changes during the amendments process to get passage.

Drones could speed up defibrillator delivery

Drones could speed up defibrillator delivery

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 23, 2017

When it comes to getting emergency health services to cardiac patients, the fastest route may be as the drone flies. Recent studies in Canada and Sweden have shown some promising data with simulations of delivering care from the sky.

Will McConnell succeed in passing ACA repeal bill?

Will McConnell succeed in passing ACA repeal bill?

By Harris Meyer  |  June 23, 2017

This promises to one of the most turbulent, consequential weeks in U.S. healthcare history, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tries to quickly pass a far-reaching bill, unveiled only last Thursday.

Prosecutors seek 35-year term in deadly meningitis outbreak

By Associated Press  |  June 23, 2017

Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing "an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients."

Insurers' losses on ACA plans narrow in 2016

By Shelby Livingston  |  June 23, 2017

Insurers' margins on individual insurance plans improved in aggregate in 2016 over 2015. But their losses still totaled billions of dollars.

Christus rebrands its acquired hospitals in Colombia

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 23, 2017

Dallas-based Christus Health has rebranded its hospital and healthcare operations in Colombia. Christus is one of the few U.S. hospital companies with extensive operations in Latin and South America. The new name is Christus Sinergia Salud (Sinergy Health).

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