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Health Headlines for Tuesday, May 1

Study: Palliative Care Reduces Hospital Stay, Cost of Sickest Patients

US News

The largest meta-analysis conducted on palliative care found adding the care to a patient’s treatment plan reduces hospital stays and costs.

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More young, high-income men have coverage under the ACA despite predictions they would flee the market

Fierce Healthcare

Changes to insurance regulations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were supposed to drive young, healthy men with higher incomes from the insurance market.

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Medicaid Is Right to Demand Lower Drug Prices


Last week, as President Donald Trump delayed announcing his plan to bring down high drug prices, about a dozen physicians, pharmacists, actuaries and economists in Albany, New York, tried to make a difference.

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For a change, it’s the Cuomo administration that wants a managed care carve-out

Politico NY (subscription required)

The unifying theory to the Cuomo administration’s Medicaid philosophy has been managed care for all.

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