Who Polices Hospitals Merging Across Markets? States Give Different Answers

Sep 30, 2023 at 11:54 pm by Staff

By Samantha Liss, KFF Health News  St. Louis’ largest health system, BJC HealthCare, plans to merge with Kansas City’s second-largest, Saint Luke’.... Read More

As Younger Children Increasingly Die by Suicide, Better Tracking and Prevention Is Sought

Sep 23, 2023 at 05:31 pm by Staff

  By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock, KFF Health News   If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at.... Read More

Health Workers Warn Loosening Mask Advice in Hospitals Would Harm Patients and Providers

Sep 18, 2023 at 06:53 pm by Staff

  By Amy Maxmen, KFF Health News   Nurses, researchers, and workplace safety officers worry new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio.... Read More

California Lawmakers Approve Nation-Leading $25 Minimum Wage for Health Workers

Sep 18, 2023 at 12:38 am by Staff

  By Don Thompson, KFF Health News   A sweeping agreement between labor and the health industry would gradually raise the minimum wage for hundreds of thousa.... Read More

Why the CDC Has Recommended New Covid Boosters for All

Sep 18, 2023 at 12:16 am by Staff

  By Arthur Allen, KFF Health News    Everyone over the age of 6 months should get the latest covid-19 booster, a federal expert panel recommended Tuesd.... Read More

AMA: Medicare Physician Payments Need Overhaul STAT

Sep 17, 2023 at 09:44 pm by Staff

In a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning the Medicare physician payment schedule, the American Medical Association (A.... Read More

Pfizer and Moderna Are Pushing the New Covid Booster. Should You Get It? The CDC Is About to Decide.

Sep 12, 2023 at 02:16 am by Staff

  By Arthur Allen, KFF Health News   A small percentage of Americans got the most recent covid-19 booster shot, and even fewer probably realize the federal g.... Read More

FDA Takes Action on Updated mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines to Better Protect Against Currently Circulating Variants

Sep 11, 2023 at 06:11 pm by Staff

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken action approving and authorizing for emergency use updated COVID-19 vaccines formulated to more closely target currentl.... Read More

In Move to Slash CDC Budget, House Republicans Target Major HIV Program Trump Launched

Sep 11, 2023 at 05:43 pm by Staff

  By Andy Miller and Sam Whitehead, KFF Health News    More than four years ago, then-President Donald Trump declared an ambitious goal that h.... Read More

Most States Have Yet to Permanently Fund 988. Call Centers Want Certainty.

Sep 11, 2023 at 05:32 pm by Staff

  By Christina Saint Louis, KFF Health News    Since the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline transitioned a year ago to the three-digit crisis phone nu.... Read More