WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)--The health-care bill passed by House Republicans earlier this month offers no coverage for injuries suffered as a result of body slamming, according to a report issued on Thursday. The report, released by the nonpartisan Center for Comprehensive Health Coverage, warns of sharp increases in health-care costs for the nation's body-slamming sufferers. Costs associated with body slamming, such as X-rays to the elbow and other injured body parts, would have to be paid for out of pocket under the G.O.P. plan, the report says. In a separate finding, the report indicates that the Republican health-care bill's vision-care option does not offer replacement eyewear in the case of glasses being smashed or otherwise demolished in an unprovoked body-slamming incident. Finally, the report finds, the G.O.P. plan offers no preventive treatment for the severely disturbed people who are the root causes of most body-slamming incidents.
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The Internet of Healthcare Things is coming -- and for all intents and purposes, it's already here. According to a new report by Aruba Networks, by next year, 87 percent of healthcare organizations will have adopted IoT. Moreover, more than three-quarters of these organizations believe the technology will completely transform the healthcare industry. As IoT is injected into everything from X-ray machines to patient monitors and hospital meters, networking demands will change and providers will need to revamp cybersecurity to address an increasingly connected threat landscape. But alongside these infrastructure needs will come several benefits and an increased return on investment for care organizations that choose to embrace a connected future.