Obamacare News Feeds


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Forbes – Apothecary by 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
At the 2017 Forbes Healthcare Summit, I interviewed Seema Verma, Administrator of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about her policy agenda. CMS is one of the most important agencies in the federal government, administering programs spending over a trillion dollars a year. [...]
Tue, Dec 05, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
According to the new measure, out-of-pocket health spending alone added 10.5 million people to the ranks of the poor in 2016. Poverty fell between 2010 and 2016 for children, non-elderly adults and seniors but for seniors, this decline was entirely due to lower relative out-of-pocket medical costs. [...]
Thu, Nov 30, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy

NPR – Prescriptions For Change

Kate Murphy felt frustrated by a lack of advice from doctors on how to use medical marijuana to mitigate side effects from her cancer treatment.
Side effects from cancer treatment lead many patients to ask their physicians about trying marijuana for relief. Even when the answer is yes, the details on what to do next can be sparse.(Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR) [...]
Sun, Jan 21, 2018
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
A gravely ill man arrives at the hospital, alone and unconscious, with a tattoo across his chest: "Do NOT Resuscitate." That sparks deep conversation about end-of-life care in America.(Image credit: Gregory Holt/The New England Journal of Medicine) [...]
Sun, Jan 21, 2018
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
One of the central issues of the shutdown battle is the Children's Health Insurance Program. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Alabama CHIP Director Cathy Caldwell about the program, which covers 9 million low-income kids across the U.S. [...]
Sat, Jan 20, 2018
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
Jymie Jimerson collects Willie Nelson memorabilia in her home in remembrance of her late husband, Steve, who was a fan.
Civil liberties groups in Missouri and at least five other states are suing to get more inmates treated with hepatitis drugs that are highly effective but quite expensive.(Image credit: Alex Smith/KCUR) [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., about the new Department of Health and Human Services Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom, which is intended to protect people from discrimination if they refuse to participate in health services, against their beliefs. [...]
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change

Kaiser Health News

Use Our Content This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish A government shutdown would have far-reaching effects for public health, including the nation's response to the current, difficult flu season. It could also disrupt some federally supported health services, experts said Friday. In all, the Department [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source Kaiser Health News
Congress is at the precipice of shutting down the government, unless lawmakers can quickly agree on another short-term spending bill. And this time, the Children's Health Insurance Program is caught in the crosshairs. Republicans are offering six years of funding for CHIP as an enticement for Democratic votes on the [...]
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source Kaiser Health News
Use Our Content This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish Senate Democrats on Tuesday pressed President Donald Trump's nominee for the top health post to explain how he would fight skyrocketing drug prices — demanding to know why they should trust him to lower costs [...]
Tue, Jan 09, 2018
Source Kaiser Health News
Use Our Content This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish The federal health law's efforts to get nonprofit hospitals to provide more community-wide benefits in exchange for their lucrative tax status has gotten off to a slow start, new research suggests. And some experts predict [...]
Mon, Jan 08, 2018
Source Kaiser Health News
As the federal government penalizes 751 hospitals for having too many infections and patient injuries, some states are feeling the cuts in Medicare payments more than others. This year's punishments landed the hardest in Connecticut and Delaware, where Medicare penalized half of the evaluated hospitals, federal records show. In New York [...]
Fri, Jan 05, 2018
Source Kaiser Health News


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