A Daily Summary of Healthcare and Business News
09/23/2013 - The New York Times. By Robert Pear.
WASHINGTON, DC - Federal officials often say that health insurance will cost consumers less than expected under President Obama’s health care law. But they rarely mention one big reason: many insurers are significantly limiting the choices of doctors and hospitals available to consumers.
09/23/2013 - The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON - Obamacare was enacted three and a half years ago, but only now do many people want to know what's in the law.
09/23/2013 - The Dominion Post. By Alex Lang.
MORGANTOWN - Members of the WVU School of Dentistry community, as well as local dentists, gathered at the new WVU dental clinic at the Suncrest Towne Centre last week for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and to show off the new space. The facility is planning to host a grand opening in early October.
09/23/2013 - The Herald-Dispatch. By Bill Rosenberger.
ONA - Students at eight schools in Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Putnam counties are being afforded a health care option that aims to provide convenience, education and care through Valley Health Systems' school-based clinics.
09/23/2013 - The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON - It's difficult to imagine that so many pregnant women in West Virginia would put their babies' health at risk, but many still do -- by smoking tobacco during their pregnancies.
09/23/2013 - The Charleston Daily Mail. By Dave Boucher.
CHARLESTON - Most West Virginia lawmakers understand there could be medical benefits to marijuana, but they question the best way for the state to legally regulate the usage and sale of the drug.
09/20/2013 - McClatchy Washington Bureau. By Sarah Sexton
WASHINGTON, DC - A House of Representatives committee on Thursday sharply criticized what it described as a lack of cooperation and transparency by the Department of Veterans Affairs that has made it difficult for Congress to adequately investigate delays and deaths at VA hospitals.