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What today's elections mean for health care

November 5, 2019


Gubernatorial and legislative elections being held Tuesday in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Virginia, as well as a gubernatorial election that will be held later this month in Louisiana, could decide whether hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents have access to Medicaid coverage.

The 2019-2020 flu season so far, mapped

November 5, 2019


Eleven states currently are experiencing local or regional influenza activity, according to the latest CDC data. See what flu activity looks like in your state with our interactive map.

How Georgia wants to redesign its individual health insurance market

November 4, 2019


Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Thursday unveiled a proposal intended to overhaul the state's individual health insurance market under certain Affordable Care Act waivers.

The rate of uninsured US children is still rising, 2 new analyses find

November 4, 2019


The uninsured rate among U.S. children rose for the second year in a row in 2018 due to children losing Medicaid and CHIP coverage, according to new analyses from the New York Times' "The Upshot" and Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families.

Indiana temporarily halts Medicaid work requirements

November 1, 2019


Indiana officials on Thursday announced that the state will temporarily halt part of its Medicaid work requirements until a lawsuit challenging the requirements is resolved.

In the states: Google is buying Fitbit, Florida health system faces $2.15M penalty for HIPAA violations, and more

November 1, 2019


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

Federal judge blocks Alabama law that seeks to make abortion care a felony

October 30, 2019


A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked an Alabama law that would make it a felony for doctors to provide abortion care under almost any circumstances.

New York's solution for 'surprise' medical bills is increasing health care costs, analysis finds

October 30, 2019


New York's arbitration process for addressing so-called "surprise" medical bills has resulted in higher payments to health care providers, and higher health care costs for state residents, according to an analysis released Thursday by the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy.

The best time to get your flu vaccine? Now, according to research.

October 29, 2019


The U.S. influenza season officially kicked off on Oct. 1, and while most states are reporting only sporadic flu activity, experts say now is the best time of year to get vaccinated to ensure the highest level of protection.

FDA warns hospitals could face medical device shortages. Here's why.

October 29, 2019


FDA on Friday warned that hospitals could face medical device shortages after a number of sterilization facilities that use a gas called ethylene oxide have closed.

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