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Bernard Tyson, chair and CEO of Kaiser, dies unexpectedly at age 60

November 11, 2019


Bernard Tyson, chair and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, died unexpectedly at age 60 early Sunday morning, the company announced in a statement, remembering Tyson as "[a]n outstanding leader, visionary, and champion for high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans."

The state of US health, in 7 charts

November 8, 2019


The United States has seen decreases in life expectancy and increases in obesity and drug overdose rates, as well as steadily increasing overall health care costs, according to a recent report from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics that spotlights the state of health in the country.

Judges strike down HHS' 'conscience protection' rule as unconstitutional

November 8, 2019


Two federal judges this week struck down the Trump administration's so-called "conscience protection" rule, which was intended to enforce protections for health care professionals who have moral or religious objections to providing certain medical care, including abortion care and medically assisted death.

HHS files lawsuit claiming Gilead infringed on its patents for PrEP

November 8, 2019


The Trump administration on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Gilead Sciences claiming the drugmaker's sales of the HIV-prevention drugs Truvada and Descovy violate HHS patents.

How Geisinger's home-care program reduced ED visits—and saved money

November 8, 2019


Geisinger implemented a home-care program, called Geisinger at Home, to better manage care for older patients with complex needs, and the program has helped the health system save money and reduce emergency department visits and hospital admissions.

Meet the 'Double Donors': The 47 remarkable Americans who've donated an organ twice

November 7, 2019


Living donors continue to be rare in the United States, but there is a more exclusive population of donors who take on great risk for the reward of helping a family member, or even a stranger.

HHS looks to roll back protections for sexual orientation, gender identity in federal health grants

November 5, 2019


HHS on Friday issued a proposed rule that would allow entities that receive grants from federal health agencies to choose not to work with people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

CMS finalizes Medicare payment updates for home health and kidney care

November 1, 2019


CMS on Thursday finalized two separate rules that will increase Medicare payments for home health agencies and end-stage renal disease care.

White House launches website to connect patients with substance use disorder treatment

November 1, 2019


The Trump administration this week launched FindTreatment.gov, a website to help connect people with treatment options for substance use disorders.

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