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May 13, 2019

Member News:

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports, “Thomas Jefferson University has teamed up with Wills Eye Hospital to launch the Annesley EyeBrain Center.”

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

WESA reports about how medical helicopters changed health care delivery in the Pittsburgh area. HAP members cited

Technology:

HealthLeaders Media reports about significant cost savings for telemedicine appointments compared to in person appointments.

Home Health Care News reports about home health monitoring services focused on seniors.

State News:

The Associated Press reports about the increasingly important role of Pennsylvania’s nurse practitioners in rural health care. HAP members and HAP cited

National News:

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that a multi-state coalition including Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit against 20 pharmaceutical companies alleging price manipulation.

VOX reports about large surprise medical bills resulting from emergency room care.

Kaiser Health News reports about revealing drug prices to consumers in advertising.

Healthcare Dive reports about state-based nurse staffing laws.

The Associated Press reports about the increasing federal deficit.

The New York Times reports that, in ten years, most middle-income seniors will be unable to afford long-term care.

Health Reform:

The Associated Press reports with an update about federal efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

The Hill reports about a scheduled House Budget Committee hearing about single-payor health care.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Hill reports that the House passed a $17.2 billion supplemental disaster relief package.

Insurance and Managed Care:

Healthcare Dive reports about the slowly increasing uninsured rate in America. Pennsylvania cited

Medical News:

Reuters reports with an update about the U.S. measles outbreak.

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