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In the two and a half weeks since the stay-at-home order expired, COVID cases have steadily increased in almost every county in the state. New hospitalizations have remained high. And total hospitalizations have hit record levels several days in a row as new patients check in faster than older COVID patients check out. Read more»

During the first eight months of this year, fewer than 18 percent of Medicare patients ended up back in the hospital within a month of discharge, the lowest rate in years, the government reported Friday. Read more»

As employers and insurance companies shift more health costs into workers’ pockets, hospitals are making a discovery. The pockets aren’t bottomless. Read more» 1

A public health insurance program that primarily serves illegal immigrants in the District of Columbia avoided the chopping block Tuesday under a budget compromise approved by the D.C. Council. Read more»