Light and moderate drinkers are less likely than their teetotaling or heavy-drinking peers to die early of any cause, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
CMS under former President Barack Obama's administration had denied the extension request, citing concerns that managed care organizations lacked sufficient state oversight, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska.
Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray announced a short-term, bipartisan proposal to bolster the Affordable Care Act's exchanges—though it remains to be seen whether the bill will get enough support to pass in the House and Senate.
An anonymous White House official said President Trump has signed off on nominating Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical industry CEO who had served as general counsel and deputy secretary at HHS under former President George W. Bush, for HHS secretary, but another official said the nomination would not be final until the White House issues a formal announcement.
Hospitals and health systems are increasingly investing in mobile health clinics to provide preventive care to people who might otherwise not be able to access health care services—and cut down on avoidable ED use, Scott Rodd writes for the Pew Charitable Trusts' "Stateline."