Mixed Court Rulings on ACA Add Uncertainty to Future of Tax Subsidies (njspotlight.com)
Vitale says he would continue push for state insurance exchange if ruling against subsidies is upheld. Split federal appellate court rulings yesterday created uncertainty about the subsidies that allowed many New Jersey residents to buy health insurance through the federal marketplace this year, and reopened debate on whether to have a state insurance exchange.
Meadowlands' Considine in favor of for-profit hospitals disclosing financial statements, believes all hospitals should follow suit (njbiz.com) Thomas B. Considine, chief executive of the for-profit Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, said Monday that Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd's recommendation Friday that all hospitals disclose to the public their annual financial statements does not go far enough.
New Jersey hospitals partner with AWHONN to prevent maternal deaths (nurse.com) With U.S. women experiencing a greater risk of death from pregnancy-related complications than women in 46 other countries, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses has launched an initiative to improve the treatment of pregnancy related complications. The initiative will begin with a focus on improving the treatment of obstetric hemorrhage — one of the leading causes of death during labor and delivery.
Bottlenecks in Training Doctors (NYTimes.com) The new head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Sloan Gibson, told a Senate committee last week that he needed $17.6 billion over the next three years to hire some 1,500 doctors, 8,500 nurses and other clinicians to reduce the unconscionably long waiting times that many veterans now endure before they are able to see a doctor.
Study Explores AAMC Fee Assistance Program and Access to Medical School (aamc.org) There have been sharp increases in the percentages of students participating in the AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP) among those who have taken the MCAT® exam, applied through AMCAS, and been admitted to medical school, according to the latest Analysis in Brief.