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Saline supply hamstrung by Puerto Rico disaster

Saline supply hamstrung by Puerto Rico disaster

By Alex Kacik  |  October 04, 2017

The natural disaster in Puerto Rico has knocked out the manufacturing capacity for sodium chloride and dextrose at one of two major suppliers. That could send a ripple effect throughout the U.S. healthcare industry.

Rush, Little Company of Mary in deal to merge

Rush, Little Company of Mary in deal to merge

By Kristen Schorsch  |  October 04, 2017

Little Company of Mary Hospital & Health Care Centers has signed a letter of intent to join Rush, the Chicago-based academic hub that's been looking to bulk up. The deal marks Rush's expansion to the south suburbs and Little Company's exit as an independent hospital.

Edward-Elmhurst Health cutting 234 jobs

By Kristen Schorsch  |  October 04, 2017

Edward-Elmhurst Health in the Chicago suburbs is cutting 234 jobs through a mix of layoffs and not filling vacant positions. The move comes less than two months after Edward-Elmhurst announced $50 million in cuts amid financial pressures.

House, Senate committees pass CHIP bill proposals

House, Senate committees pass CHIP bill proposals

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 04, 2017

In an effort to avoid coverage loss for children and pregnant women, Senate and House committees passed bills to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program. Partisan fighting in the House panel highlighted a big sticking point: how to pay for CHIP.

Ex-Obama officials begin health insurance sign-up campaign

By Associated Press  |  October 04, 2017

After the Trump aministration slashed the ad budget and grants for organizations that help people sign up during open enrollment, former Obama administration officials have started a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage.

Puerto Rico's healthcare system faces a long road to recovery

Puerto Rico's healthcare system faces a long road to recovery

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 04, 2017

Years of systemic issues within Puerto Rico's health system and a delay in government aid following Hurricane Maria could make for a much more difficult and longer recovery compared with similar relief efforts in Texas and Florida.

House approves GOP bill outlawing most late-term abortions

By Associated Press  |  October 04, 2017

Though the bill faces certain defeat in the Senate, the push for abortion restrictions remains a touchstone issue for most Republicans, even as the party splinters between traditionalist conservatives and anti-establishment voters looking to roil Washington.

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