A Daily Summary of Healthcare and Business News
05/17/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Lori Kersey.
CHARLESTON - In the wake of the Putnam County Health Department's financial woes, Kanawha health officials say many Putnam County residents are visiting the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department for clinical services.
05/17/2013 - The Exponent Telegram
CLARKSBURG - Just last week, the Tomblin administration announced the expansion of Medicaid to more than 120,000 uninsured low-income West Virginians under the federal health care overhaul. In addition, 90,000 under-insured residents will become eligible for affordable insurance under the federal health care exchange.
05/17/2013 - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC - One more time, with feeling! The Republican-led House voted yet again Thursday to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, knowing full well that won't stop it.
05/17/2013 - The New York Times
NEW YORK - Last week, the federal government made public a vast trove of information on the list prices charged by hospitals for a large array of procedures commonly performed on hospitalized patients.
05/17/2013 - The Register-Herald
BECKLEY - Officials at Raleigh General Hospital issued a statement late Thursday afternoon indicating that “due to the unexpected unavailability of physician coverage,” cardiac stent procedures won’t be available to area residents at the Beckley facility until Monday, May 20.
05/17/2013 - The Charleston Daily Mail
CHARLESTON - Tobacco companies won a big victory against smoker plaintiffs in Kanawha Circuit Wednesday - essentially by arguing, as the defense lawyer did, that cigarettes "are a naturally dangerous product and can't be made safe, and that everyone has known they are dangerous and addictive for a very long time."
05/16/2013 - The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON - The University of Charleston's pharmacy school has been picked as one of two winners of a prestigious national award, the school announced.