A Daily Summary of Healthcare and Business News
04/18/2013 - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC - A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Barack Obama's health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it's headed for a "train wreck."
04/17/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Phil Kabler.
CHARLESTON - With work on the budget bill wrapped unusually early Tuesday afternoon, House and Senate leaders met with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin attempting to reach agreement for issues for a special session tentatively slated to begin Wednesday evening.
04/17/2013 - The Associated Press. By Lawrence Messina.
CHARLESTON - Few states are as hard-pressed as West Virginia when it comes to finding treatment for people who abuse drugs or alcohol. The federal health care overhaul may stretch those meager resources even further.
04/17/2013 - The Times West Virginian. By Mary Wade Burnside.
FAIRMONT - Elaine Pollock is a longtime cancer survivor, but her treatment never prompted her to lose her hair.
04/17/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Paul J. Nyden.
CHARLESTON - Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., introduced legislation Tuesday that would help cut the federal deficit, protect seniors' health care and reduce Medicare Part D drug costs that he says would keep prescription drug companies from getting more profits than they deserve.
04/17/2013 - The Journal. By Jenni Vincent.
MARTINSBURG - National statistics tell a grim story about the number of folks who need an organ transplant versus those who don't get one in time, according to West Virginia University Hospitals-East Vice President of Marketing and Development Teresa McCabe.
04/17/2013 - Stateline. By Michael Ollove.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - With billions of dollars at stake, hospitals are lobbying hard for Medicaid expansion in Columbus, Tallahassee and other state capitals where state legislators oppose the extension of the program to some 17 million Americans.