Health care news from around the web: Dec. 18 – 22, 2017

Written on Dec 21, 2017

Tax bill: How 4 health care measures weathered reconciliation
From a lynchpin of the ACA to a decades-old drug research tax credit, lawmakers had considered several provisions that would impact healthcare. Not all survived. Here are four key health care-related provisions of the nearly 1,100-page bill.

These states are running out of CHIP funding
Sixteen states will run out of federal funding for Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by the end of January, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Three-quarters of all states, including Ohio, expect to exhaust funds by the end of March unless Congress can agree to fund it.

Health care mergers benefit patients
Rapid changes in the larger health care field are leading hospitals and health systems to explore new ways to enhance quality, reduce costs and provide more convenient access to care to meet patients’ needs on their terms.

Why Ohio health care startups saw a 206% funding increase in 2017
While there are a number of Midwestern cities that are home to promising health care startups, Ohio is positioning itself as a major player. The state has seen an influx of funding to health care and life sciences startups.

Tech Corner - Why rebooting your router fixes so many problems (and why you have to wait 10 seconds)
The internet is down, but you know what to do: unplug your router or modem, wait 10 seconds, then plug it back in. It’s second nature at this point, but why does it actually work? And is there some magic to the 10 second number?

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