Medical economics

Report estimates costs of birth defect-associated hospitalizations

The total estimated cost of birth defect-associated hospitalizations was $22.2 billion in the United States in 2019, according to research published in the July 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...


Medicaid agreement in North Carolina closes in on passage

The details of a deal reached by North Carolina legislative Republicans to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of low-income adults received overwhelming initial approval from the state Senate on Tuesday.

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