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Florida Zika cases may put added strain on safety net providers

Florida Zika cases may put added strain on safety net providers

If transmission within the U.S. spreads, providers serving populations that have been identified as being the most vulnerable say they might not be ready as they face reductions in disproportionate-share payments.

Low-income clinic sees high election stakes

By Harris Meyer  |  July 29, 2016

Democratic leaders at the Democratic National Convention this week stressed a commitment to universal healthcare. But just a few miles away, the head of a clinic serving low-income and uninsured patients is watching the election nervously.



Government

Lack of Zika funding could delay vaccine

Lack of Zika funding could delay vaccine

The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said Friday that preparations for the second phase of vaccine testing may be impossible without more money, which will be difficult to obtain with Congress on a weeks-long break.

Safety & Quality

CMS releases star ratings for hospitals

The CMS published the much-anticipated Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on Wednesday after industry stakeholders and Congress pressured the agency to continue to delay their release. See a complete, searchable list at the bottom of this story.

People

Long-time Lilly CEO Lechleiter to retire in December

Lilly CEO John Lechleiter will retire in December after leading the drugmaker through a challenging period in which it lost U.S. patent protection for several top-selling products. David Ricks, president of its biomedicines business, will replace Lechleiter in January.

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