A Texas court denied a pathologist qualified immunity. If the decision stands, physicians will face another incentive to practice defensive medicine.
The appeals court has upheld a lower-court ruling blocking the proposed $54-billion mega-merger between the two health insurance giants.
In a win for patients and physicians, the state Supreme Court protects peer-reviewed materials that help prevent errors and improve public health.
Contrary to Anthem’s assertions, the proposed merger would harm patient choice and degrade the quality of care.
The ruling helps preserve rural access to care in a neighboring state.