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This man was sentenced to prison for a cyberattack on a children's hospital. Here's why he did it.

January 14, 2019


Martin Gottesfeld, a computer engineer, was sentenced for crimes related to the 2014 denial-of-service attack against Boston Children's Hospital that disrupted service at the hospital for several days—and Gottesfeld says his "only regret" is that he did not act sooner.

The health care industry spends $30B a year on marketing. Here's where it all goes, charted.

January 11, 2019


The health care industry is spending more on promotional advertising than ever before, with annual spending on health care marketing nearly doubling from 1997 to 2016, according to a new study.

Shutdown, Day 20: House passes bill to fund FDA, but it's likely not going anywhere

January 11, 2019


The House on Thursday voted 243-183 to approve a bill to fund the Department of Agriculture, which includes funding for FDA and would end a partial shutdown at the agency, though it is unlikely the bill will advance in the Senate.

In the states: Idaho to move forward with 'state-based' health plans, Maine to implement Medicaid expansion, and more

January 11, 2019


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

Shutdown, Day 19: FDA suspends some food and drug activities, IHS facilities face closures, and more

January 10, 2019


FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the agency has suspended all routine inspections of U.S. food-processing facilities because of the partial government shutdown, which caused FDA to furlough about 41% of its staff, but he is working on a plan to bring back some food inspectors as soon as next week to inspect facilities that are considered high-risk.

Grassley lays out health care priorities—and starts with a bill to import drugs from Canada

January 10, 2019


New Senate Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Wednesday laid out his priorities regarding prescription drug prices and released draft legislation that would allow U.S. residents to import drugs from Canada.

The $24K bike crash (and what it reveals about an 'unusual' ED billing strategy)

January 10, 2019


After a serious bike crash, Nina Dang received an emergency department (ED) bill for more than $24,000, of which her insurer covered only $3,800, because the ED was not in Dang's insurance plan network—or in any private insurance network at all.

How two Democratic governors and one mayor want to expand public health coverage

January 9, 2019


Democratic governors in California and Washington and New York City's mayor over the past few days have unveiled proposals to significantly expand public health programs, including some proposals that would offer residents universal coverage.

What's in a name? For these health systems, it's an 'emotional'—and costly—question.

January 9, 2019


Northwell Health and Ascension recently underwent massive rebrandings, and the health systems took various steps to prepare for and execute the big undertakings.

The 25 'Best Paying Jobs' of 2018. (Hint: 15 are in health care.)

January 8, 2019


Health care jobs make up 15 of the 25 "Best Paying Jobs" in the United States—and the entire top 10—according to U.S. News & World Report.

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