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Nearly 1 in 10 US residents had diabetes in 2015, CDC finds

July 21, 2017

Among the 30.2 million U.S. adults with diabetes, CDC researchers find an estimated 7.2 million—or about 24 percent—of individuals were unaware of, or did not report, that they had diabetes.

As vote looms, GOP senators weigh $200 billion in new health reform funding

July 21, 2017

CMS Administrator Seema Verma is seeking to bridge the gap on health care reform between moderate and conservative GOP senators by proposing to give states up to $200 billion in additional funding to help cover out-of-pocket costs for certain low-income individuals.

AHL feature: How the ACA compares with the BCRA

July 21, 2017

The American Health Line team put together a chart to compare several key provisions and effects of the Affordable Care Act, the original Senate GOP health care bill, and the newly updated Senate bill.

These are the most (and least) stressed cities, according to WalletHub

July 21, 2017

WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez says, "National stress levels are on the rise for the first time in 10 years," but overall feelings of stress "can be exacerbated or diminished depending on location."

House panels approve FY 2018 budget measures with health agency funding cuts

July 21, 2017

House Democrats during the House Budget Committee and House Appropriations Committee meetings unsuccessfully offer several amendments that seek to restore proposed funding cuts to health care programs, including those implemented under the Affordable Care Act.

A drop in readmissions does not increase mortality risk, study finds

July 21, 2017

The Affordable Care Act's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, implemented in 2012, aims to reduce the number of patients who are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge for several conditions.

Children’s Hospital completes first successful double-hand transplant

July 21, 2017

Despite the transplant's success, Marco Lanzetta of the Italian Institute of Hand Surgery, the University of Canberra, and Ludes University notes that advancements in the world of prosthetics complicate the debate on whether hand transplants should be performed.

Empathetic doctors seen as more competent, study finds

July 21, 2017

According to the researchers, the findings debunk concerns about a potential trade-off between warmth and competence—which in turn suggests that how individuals view physicians in society has changed over time.

In the states: a lawsuit against Calif.'s Medicaid program, efforts to combat opioid misuse in Vt., and more

July 21, 2017

American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

Senate leaders insist health reform vote will happen next week—but on what bill?

July 20, 2017

Senate GOP leaders are weighing new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates for two bills: an Affordable Care Act "repeal-and-delay" plan that CBO projects would increase the uninsured population by an estimated 32 million people, and the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which CBO projects would increase the uninsured population by 22 million people.

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