Dec. 2, 2019

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  • The 25 best health care inventions of 2019, according to TIME

    December 2, 2019 (11:30 AM)

    TIME recently released its list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019 based on factors including creativity, effectiveness, influence, and originality—and 25 health care inventions made the list.

  • 'There's something terribly wrong': Why more US residents are dying in middle age

    December 2, 2019 (11:00 AM)

    U.S. residents for decades had seen improvements in average life expectancy, but the trend reversed in 2014—with more U.S. residents dying at middle age from drug overdoses, diseases, obesity, suicide, and dozens of other causes, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA.

  • Federal exchange signups still lag behind last year, but are picking up pace

    December 2, 2019 (10:30 AM)

    CMS on Wednesday announced about 2.37 million people have signed up for federal exchange plans so far during the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period, which is down by about 2% when compared with the first four weeks of last year's open enrollment period.

  • Do we have to age and die? Here's what science says.

    December 2, 2019 (10:00 AM)

    Early research supports the theory that humans age as a result of primeval genetic mechanisms intended to regulate and repair our aging cells, but there might be ways to "turn off" these mechanisms to slow or even reverse aging, according to David Sinclair, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, and Matthew LaPlante, an associate professor of journalism at Utah State University.

  • Judge vacates criminal convictions against pharma execs in first-of-its-kind opioid case

    December 2, 2019 (9:30 AM)

    A federal judge on Tuesday partially vacated criminal convictions against former Insys Therapeutics executives in a first-of-its-kind case accusing the executives of contributing to the opioid epidemic.

  • Bad debt is rising again at nonprofit hospitals, Moody's finds

    December 2, 2019 (9:00 AM)

    The amount of bad debt nonprofit hospitals experience increased in 2018 for the first time since 2014, in part because of changes to insurance benefit designs that are placing greater financial responsibility on patients, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service.

  • Judge blocks policy denying visas to immigrants without health coverage

    December 2, 2019 (8:30 AM)

    A federal judge on Tuesday issued a ruling blocking a Trump administration policy under which the federal government would deny immigrants visas if they cannot prove they can afford to cover their medical expenses or that they will be enrolled in health coverage.