Health Care


Aetna CEO Says ACA Is in a ‘Death Spiral’

Aetna chief executive Mark Bertolini said Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges — the marketplaces where consumers can buy individual health coverage under President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law…

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Knesset Backs Litzman on Long-Term Nursing Care Reform

The Knesset Finance Committee members gave backing across all party lines to Health Minister UTJ MK Rabbi Yaakov Litzman’s proposed reforms for the Israeli health-care system. The committee met in…

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Trying to Solve the Alzheimer’s Puzzle

Despite a 99 percent failure rate and another major setback recently, Alzheimer’s researchers are plowing ahead with hundreds of experiments — and a boost in federal money — to try…

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Tom Price Sworn in as HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump’s new Health and Human Services secretary took office Friday after becoming the latest Cabinet nominee to eke out a confirmation victory in the bitterly divided Senate. Vice…

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MKs Demand Action on Nursing-Home Abuses

Recent exposés by Channel Two and Yediot Achronot on care issues and problems in geriatric nursing homes led the Knesset this week to conduct hearings on the state of the…

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Dems Force Delays in Votes on Price, Mnuchin, Sessions

Democrats forced delays Tuesday in planned Senate committee votes on President Donald Trump’s picks for Health and Treasury secretaries and attorney general, amid growing Democratic surliness over the administration’s aggressive…

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The Head That Didn’t Roll

President Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments, Rex Tillerson to State, Jeff Sessions to Justice, Rick Perry to Interior, have all encountered criticism and tough questioning in Senate confirmation hearings, though none…

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Dems Challenge HHS Nominee on Stocks, Health Policy

Democrats criticized stock purchases by President Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary on Tuesday at a Senate hearing where Republicans defended the nominee but Democrats attacked his support for tearing…

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Israel Leads the Way in Predictive Analytics

A new digital research institute will utilize patients’ medical information gathered from the national health funds to predict colon cancer and other diseases, Globes reported on Thursday. Biomed investor Morris…

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HHS Nominee Will Sell Off Stock to Avoid Conflicts

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s top health official will sell off stock holdings to avoid potential conflicts of interest, according to government documents released on Thursday. Rep.…

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Problem Gamblers Can Get Care at NY Treatment Centers

Problem gamblers in New York can now receive in-patient care at six state-run addiction treatment centers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that the treatment centers have been granted waivers allowing…

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