Obamacare News Feeds


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Forbes – Apothecary by Avik Roy

President Trump's State of the Union address left some declaring that he has “thrown in the towel” on repealing Obamacare. But conversations I've had with people in the Trump White House make clear that health care, including Obamacare, remains front-and-center for this administration. [...]
Sat, Feb 03, 2018
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
There are several proposals for the federal government to "negotiate" prices for prescription drugs, in order to save money. Past history shows that similar proposals usually raise prices rather than lower them, and there's no reason to think it will be any different this time. [...]
Wed, Jan 24, 2018
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
California's Medicaid expansion is overenrolled and over budget. Predicted to cost roughly $11.6B for three years, The actual cost--an astounding $43.7B. Enrollment is almost 3M over prediction. Federal lawmakers must demand accountability, as the truly needy and taxpayers are taking a bath. [...]
Wed, Dec 20, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
The Republican tax plan's purported flaws are a mirror image of Obamacare's adverse impacts: It created huge inequities, added trillions to the federal debt, increased the complexity of the health care system & increased incentives for hospitals to consolidate (=higher prices/lower quality). [...]
Tue, Dec 19, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
The average American worker in 2016 had to work 63 days a year just to cover his/her own health costs. That same worker must work 9 times as long to cover average health spending costs as his or her counterpart in 1940. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy

NPR – Prescriptions For Change

A bedside computer loaded with software that tracks vital signs in the ICU can pick up early warning patterns, specialists say. But it takes a human care provider to sort the signal from the noise.(Image credit: Ian C. Bates for NPR) [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
A measles vaccine, such as the one shown here from a Los Angeles clinic, is highly effective in preventing the spread of measles.
In 2017, the disease affected 21,315 people, compared to 5,273 in 2016. Last year, 35 people died in Europe because of measles. The World Health Organizations says unvaccinated people are a factor.(Image credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
Opioid prescriptions in one of the busiest emergency rooms in the U.S dropped 58 percent in the first year of an unusual program to help stem the opioid epidemic. More hospitals are copying the model.(Image credit: Hansi Lo Wang/NPR) [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
Royal Australian Navy Lt. Elizabeth Livingstone and Singapore Army Maj. Paul Zhao perform cataract surgery aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy during a visit to Quy Nhon, Vietnam in 2010.
The insurer says it is not usually medically necessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist on hand most of the time during the common surgery.(Image credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eddie Harrison/U.S. Navy) [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks to the House Ways and Means Committee about the FY19 budget, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would expand short-term policies that don't have to meet the Affordable Care Act's benefit requirements.(Image credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP) [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change

Kaiser Health News

Insurers will again be able to sell short-term health insurance good for up to 12 months under a proposed rule released Tuesday by the Trump administration that could further roil the marketplace. Use Our Content This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish “We want to open [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Source Kaiser Health News
President Donald Trump released his first full budget proposal this week, with many recommended cuts and some major changes to health programs. But Congress has already agreed on most spending levels for next year, so this budget is even more likely to be ignored than a typical presidential budget plan. Meanwhile, [...]
Thu, Feb 15, 2018
Source Kaiser Health News
Use Our Content This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish That didn't take long. It's barely been two weeks since Idaho regulators said they would allow the sale of health insurance that does not meet all of the Affordable Care Act's requirements — a controversial step [...]
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
Source Kaiser Health News
It was a well-intentioned effort to provide men with some of the same financial protection from birth control costs that women get. But a new Maryland law may jeopardize the ability of thousands of consumers — both men and women — to use health savings accounts. The law, which took effect [...]
Tue, Feb 13, 2018
Source Kaiser Health News
The bipartisan budget deal that passed Congress this week includes enough health policy changes to keep reporters and analysts busy for months. In addition to renewing funding for Community Health Centers for two more years, the bill extends funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program for four years beyond the six [...]
Fri, Feb 09, 2018
Source Kaiser Health News


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