November 27, 2019
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
November 26, 2019
Brigham Young University-Idaho this month suddenly announced that it will no longer accept Medicaid as an adequate health insurance option for students, meaning students who are covered exclusively by Medicaid either must purchase additional coverage or leave the school.
FDA in recent years has approved a record number of generic drugs to treat cancer, heart conditions, and other diseases, but many patients do not have access to the lower-cost treatments and are forced to rely on higher-cost, brand-name drugs.
Three advocacy groups on behalf of four Medicaid beneficiaries last week filed a lawsuit seeking to block Michigan from implementing Medicaid work requirements that HHS approved last year.
November 25, 2019
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) on Sunday announced that he has entered the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, and a video launching his campaign touched on his views regarding health care reform.
More public health experts and groups are calling on the Trump administration to ban flavored e-cigarettes—an intensifying push that came just days before President Trump in a meeting with industry stakeholders voiced concerns about the effect of such a ban.
Two days before Google was set to publicly share over 100,000 images of chest X-rays obtained under a partnership with NIH, the federal health agency called Google and informed company researchers that some of the images included personal health data—leading Google to promptly cancel the project.
Hundreds of hospitals last week filed lawsuits claiming HHS illegally reduced their Medicare reimbursements.
Most infants and nearly all toddlers consume added sugars each day, according to a study recently published in The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, despite expert recommendations that neither toddlers nor infants consume added sugars.
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