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Archive for February, 2017

How doctors prescribe opioids varies — and unlucky patients end up getting hooked.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Certain doctors are more likely to create opioid addicts. Understanding why is key to solving the crisis. How doctors prescribe opioids varies — and unlucky patients end up getting hooked. Updated by Julia Belluz@juliaoftorontojulia.belluz@voxmedia.com Feb 16, 2017, 7:30am EST There’s a huge amount of discussion these days about the opioid epidemic in America: how the […]

THE SHAMEFUL REPUBLICAN ASSAULT ON MEDICAID

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

In terms of political theatre, Donald Trump’s press conference on Thursday was the event of the week, or maybe the year. Strictly in policy terms, though, it was less important than the media briefing that Paul Ryan, the House Speaker, and other House Republican leaders held, also on Thursday, about their plans to abolish Obamacare and replace […]

El secretario de Salud Tom Price podría cambiar rápido 5 temas clave de salud

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

por  Julie Rovner February 10, 2017 Después de un proceso accidentado, el Senado confirmó la madrugada del 10 de febrero al representante republicano por Georgia, Tom Price, para dirigir el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS), por un voto de 52 a 47. Como secretario, Price tendrá una autoridad significativa para reescribir las reglas de […]

Five Quick Ways HHS Secretary Tom Price Could Change The Course Of Health Policy

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

By Julie Rovner February 10, 2017 After a bruising confirmation process, the Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to head up the Department of Health and Human Services, by a 52-to-47 vote. As secretary, Price will have significant authority to rewrite the rules for the Affordable Care Act, some of which are reportedly nearly ready […]

Health centers fear cuts amid ACA repeal

Friday, February 10th, 2017

By Douglas J. Guth, Crain’s Cleveland Business  | January 30, 2017 It wasn’t long before President Donald Trump took office that he and Congressional Republicans began plotting how to repeal Barack Obama’s hallmark health care initiative. Replacing the Affordable Care Act would have an untold impact on the American public, while the region’s federally qualified health centers face […]

The Republican health-care plan the country isn’t debating

Friday, February 10th, 2017

By Drew Altman February 9 at 7:31 PM Drew Altman is president and chief executive of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. With the debate about the Affordable Care Act drawing so much scrutiny, a broader Republican agenda to fundamentally change the federal role in health care is flying under the radar. It’s the most […]

DO NO HARM’ — WORDS TO REMEMBER AS CONGRESS DEBATES FUTURE OF ACA

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Efforts to ‘repeal, repair or replace’ Affordable Care Act could affect all consumers, not just those covered by the controversial law By Betsy Ryan The oath every physician takes is to “Do no harm.” I think it’s an important credo for Congress and the Trump administration to bear in mind as they wrestle with the […]

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