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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Happy Friday, where we’re 20 days and so-and-so hours (depending on when you read this) into the partial federal shutdown. As of today, it’s tied as the… Read More »

Centene buys QCA Health Plan and QualChoice in Arkansas from Catholic Health Initiatives

Centene Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire QCA Health Plan and QualChoice Life and Health Insurance Company in Arkansas, according to Centene.  The businesses were sold by Catholic Health Initiatives, which had acquired QualChoice, the parent company of QCA Health Plan, in 2014, according to the Arkansas Times. CHI referred comment to… Read More »

'Miracle man' suddenly recovers from death's door in US state of Nebraska

A man whose children had decided to remove his breathing tubes has recovered and left an Omaha hospital after weeks of therapy. Now his family members call T. Scott Marr — once nearly brain-dead — the “miracle man.” Marr originally was diagnosed with a stroke on Dec. 12 after he was found lying in his… Read More »