Health Headlines Week of April 23, 2018

The Missouri Hospital Association publishes “Today's Headlines,” a summary of state and national health care news, as a service to our members. Questions about “Today's Headlines” and requests for articles that require a subscription should be directed to Renee Struemph.

STATE/LOCAL

Missouri gets federal grant to fight escalating opioid overdose deaths Springfield News-Leader, 4/22/18

More Missourians facing hefty air ambulance bills St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/23/18

Hospitals cry foul and sue Anthem over new policies Modern Healthcare, 4/21/18

Missouri designates $3M for sexual assault evidence testing AP/Southeast Missourian, 4/21/18

Missouri pushes to put firearms in gun-free zones St. Joseph News-Press, 4/22/18

Letter to the Editor: Bills would kick Missourians off their health care coverage
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/21/18

FEDERAL

Editorial: Killing an Obamacare alternative The Wall Street Journal, 4/22/18

It's time for Trump's doctor to be examined, for VA chief AP/U.S. News & World Report, 4/23/18 

Trump plan would cut back health care protections for transgender people The New York Times, 4/21/18

BILLING AND COLLECTIONS

Why health care costs are making consumers more afraid of medical bills than an actual illness  CNBC.com, 4/22/18

 BUSINESS

U.S. hospital firms, hungry to expand, look to China The Wall Street Journal, 4/22/18 

PUBLIC HEALTH

Editorial: An opioid crisis foretold The New York Times, 4/21/18

The vaccine dilemma: How experts weigh benefits for many against risks for a few
STAT, 4/23/18

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