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Jilian Mincer

Hospital operator HCA spends big to keep nurses on board

May 04 2018

NEW YORK HCA Healthcare is raising the stakes in a fiercely competitive labor market, pledging $300 million for employee benefits that are largely designed to attract nurses, company executives told Reuters.

Health, medical groups sue FDA over e-cigarette rule delay

Mar 27 2018

Seven public health and medical groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging a U.S. Food and Drug Administration decision that they said would allow e-cigarettes to remain on the market for years without regulatory review.

Planned Parenthood leader Richards steps down

Jan 26 2018

The president of Planned Parenthood, longtime activist Cecile Richards, will step down this year after leading the women's health organization for more than a decade, the group said on Friday.

Alphabet healthcare company gets funding to help Medicaid patients

Jan 04 2018

Jan 4 Cityblock Health, a healthcare company which aims to serve low-income urban residents covered by Medicaid and Medicare, said on Thursday it received $20.8 million in a first round of funding from Maverick Ventures, Thrive Capital and Sidewalk Labs, the subsidiary of Alphabet Inc that founded Cityblock.

With no deal on children's health plan, U.S. states scramble for Plan B

Dec 14 2017

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON For Nancy Minoui of Portland, Oregon, and Crystal Lett of Dublin, Ohio, Congress' failure to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program is not some distant tale of political wrangling. | Video

Americans want to see a bipartisan fix for Obamacare: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Oct 26 2017

NEW YORK As Republican and Democratic lawmakers clash over the future of Obamacare, Americans largely are eager for a bipartisan solution to its shortcomings, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Thursday.

Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals

Oct 21 2017

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. | Video

Miami hospitals prepare for surge in births during Hurricane Irma

Sep 08 2017

While many Miami hospitals are shutting down as Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, some are offering shelter to their pregnant patients, bracing for the increase in births that often accompanies these large storms.

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