A report from Moody's Investors Service upgrades not-for-profit hospitals from a "negative" to a "stable" outlook in part because of employment growth and demand among patients who were previously uninsured. The upgrade marks the first time such hospitals have had a stable outlook since 2008. Modern Healthcare.
A new CDC study finds more than 90% of children starting kindergarten in 2014 were immunized against preventable diseases, and the average national exemption rate was just 1.7%. Next year, California will no longer permit personal belief exemptions for childhood vaccines. HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report et al.