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Viewpoints: Heavy Drinking As A Public Health Crisis; Steps The Federal Gov’t Should Take To Curb Opioid Crisis
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:15 PM
State Highlights: After Public Squabble, N.Y. To Release $360M To Hospitals; States Cracking Down On Fake Service Animals
Outlets report on news from New York, California, Texas, Puerto Rico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, Wisconsin and Kansas.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
Before They Were Perpetrators They Were Victims: Why More Experts Are Looking At Criminals’ Histories
Childhood trauma plays a large role in the path someone might take in life. Experts think it might be time to start taking that into account when looking at criminals. In other public health news: tuberculosis, fertility, diabetes, cancer and anxiety, breastfeeding, stem cells and more.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
Investigation Finding VA Conceals Shoddy Care, Staff Mistakes Prompts Action At The Agency
A USA Today investigation found that Veterans Affairs managers do not report troubled practitioners to the National Practitioner Data Bank, and that the agency failed to ensure that VA hospitals report disciplined providers to state licensing boards.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
‘We Anticipated This’: Insurers Not Exactly Floored By Trump’s Decision
It could be hard for insurers to pull their plans off the market for next year, but most companies say they were prepared for the money to evaporate anyway and had baked the contingency into their 2018 premium increases. However, the industry is calling on Congress to fund the payments.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
Trump Touts Own Executive Order As Health Stocks Plunge On News
President Donald Trump also says he wants Democrats to "get smart" and "deal."

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
Trump’s Move To End Insurer Subsidies May Force Congress To Act After Months Of Stagnation
Uncertainty over the payments to insurers has loomed over Congress for months, and senators have been trying to work toward an agreement to fund them. They'd so far been unsuccessful, but President Donald Trump's decision to end the payments may force the issue. Meanwhile, lawmakers react to the White House move.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:13 PM
Viewpoints: The Toll Of Gun Violence On Public Health; Gene Mapping Moves Closer To Reality
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2017 1:15 PM
State Highlights: Child Of Mich. Mother Who Was Jailed For Not Vaccinating Her Son Immunized; Anthem To Develop Health IT Hub In Atlanta
Media outlets report on news from Michigan, Georgia, Florida, Ohio and Texas.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2017 1:15 PM
‘This Thing Could Get Worse’: Calif. Wildfires Force Hospital Evacuations And Hit Medical Personnel
Medical services in California are under pressure from the wildfire crisis as doctors and nurses are impacted personally and professionally at a time when they are needed by residents coping with the air quality. Asthmatics and the elderly are particularly at risk.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2017 1:15 PM

The Health Law – Kaiser Health News

Birth Control Backlash: Trump Should ‘Rethink’ Policy On Contraception Coverage
Editorial pages also take a tough stance on President Donald Trump's move last week to roll back Affordable Care Act provisions regarding birth control coverage.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:15 PM
The Other Side Of The Story: Trump’s Executive Order Is ‘Modest Step’ Forward; It’s Not The ‘Obamacare Apocalypse’
Some opinion writers defend the White House's actions last week regarding the Affordable Care Act -- both in terms of the executive order and the announcement that federal payments for cost-sharing subsidies under the ACA will be halted.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
Tough Talk: Trump’s Open Warfare Against Obamacare; Ideas That Deepen Health Care ‘Inequality’
Across the country, editorial and opinion writers offer tough talk about the Trump administration's actions last week to loosen some health insurance restrictions and to stop federal payments for cost-sharing reductions under the Affordable Care Act.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
Will My Insurance Now Be More Expensive?: Questions Abound After Busy End Of The Week
There's lots of confusion for consumers about exactly what all this news about the health law means. A handful of different media outlets try to break it down for people.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
‘We Anticipated This’: Insurers Not Exactly Floored By Trump’s Decision
It could be hard for insurers to pull their plans off the market for next year, but most companies say they were prepared for the money to evaporate anyway and had baked the contingency into their 2018 premium increases. However, the industry is calling on Congress to fund the payments.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
Trump Touts Own Executive Order As Health Stocks Plunge On News
President Donald Trump also says he wants Democrats to "get smart" and "deal."

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
Nearly 70% Of People Benefiting From Insurer Subsidies Live In States Trump Won
Media outlets report on the decision's effects out of California, Oregon, Washington, Iowa, Tennessee, Illinois, Florida, Ohio, Massachusetts, Nevada and Georgia.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
It’s Not Likely Court Will Order Administration To Pay Subsidies, But That Hasn’t Stopped States From Suing
Nearly 20 states have sued over President Donald Trump's decision to stop the insurer subsidies. But, “Forcing an administration to continue making payments when the president believes there is no appropriation, and when Congress believes there’s no appropriation, would be a pretty extreme move by the court," said Nicholas Bagley, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:13 PM
Trump’s Move To End Insurer Subsidies May Force Congress To Act After Months Of Stagnation
Uncertainty over the payments to insurers has loomed over Congress for months, and senators have been trying to work toward an agreement to fund them. They'd so far been unsuccessful, but President Donald Trump's decision to end the payments may force the issue. Meanwhile, lawmakers react to the White House move.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:13 PM
Stunner On Birth Control: Trump’s Moral Exemption Is Geared To Just 2 Groups
Trump administration’s rule unveiled last week to allow some employers with “sincerely held moral convictions” to bypass a health law requirement to provide no-cost contraceptives to women would exempt at least two anti-abortion groups: the March for Life and Real Alternatives.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 9:00 AM

Cost and Quality – Kaiser Health News

Trump actuando solo: lo que debe saber sobre los cambios a la ley de salud
Las medidas del presidente Donald Trump eliminan los reembolsos a las aseguradoras, pero no los subsidios que permiten a los consumidores pagar sus primas.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2017 10:46 PM
Trump Acting Solo: What You Need To Know About Changes To The Health Law
A quick guide to revisions to the cost-sharing subsidies for lower-income marketplace customers and the proposal to add different plans to the market.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2017 9:29 PM
Facebook Live: Trump Ends Payments For Cost-Sharing Reductions. What’s Next?
In this Facebook Live chat, KHN's Jay Hancock answers questions about President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will end federal payments for the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reductions.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2017 7:04 PM
While Trump Moves To Dismantle Health Law, Public Favors Repair
Nearly three-quarters of Americans would like to see the administration focus on efforts on making the Affordable Care Act work, rather than trying to make it fail.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2017 6:00 PM
Research Roundup: Medicaid Reduces Payday Loans; Diabetes Management; Chronic ER Use
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2017 1:15 PM
Social Security Giveth, Medical Costs Taketh Away
Out-of-pocket health costs eat up about 18 percent of retirees' incomes.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2017 9:00 AM
Anthem Eases Up On Premium Hikes After State Scrutiny
After regulators questioned Anthem’s forecast for medical costs, the company agreed to reduce rate hikes on its individual and small-business health plans next year, saving customers an estimated $114 million.

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2017 10:55 PM
California Slaps Surcharge On ACA Plans As Trump Remains Coy On Subsidies
Covered California authorized a 12.4 percent average surcharge on silver-tier plans, the second-least expensive option sold on the exchange. It brings the total average premium increase on those plans to nearly 25 percent next year.

POSTED OCTOBER 11, 2017 7:58 PM
Viewpoints: Health Care Costs Are About More Than Economics; Did The Danger Of Painkillers Go Unnoticed By The FDA?
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

POSTED OCTOBER 11, 2017 1:07 PM
New Law Challenges ‘Evils’ Of Pharma Profits, California Governor Claims
Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure, which takes effect next year and will require drug companies to publicly justify big price increases.

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2017 9:18 PM

Kaiser Health News

Viewpoints: Heavy Drinking As A Public Health Crisis; Steps The Federal Gov’t Should Take To Curb Opioid Crisis
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:15 PM
Birth Control Backlash: Trump Should ‘Rethink’ Policy On Contraception Coverage
Editorial pages also take a tough stance on President Donald Trump's move last week to roll back Affordable Care Act provisions regarding birth control coverage.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:15 PM
The Other Side Of The Story: Trump’s Executive Order Is ‘Modest Step’ Forward; It’s Not The ‘Obamacare Apocalypse’
Some opinion writers defend the White House's actions last week regarding the Affordable Care Act -- both in terms of the executive order and the announcement that federal payments for cost-sharing subsidies under the ACA will be halted.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
Tough Talk: Trump’s Open Warfare Against Obamacare; Ideas That Deepen Health Care ‘Inequality’
Across the country, editorial and opinion writers offer tough talk about the Trump administration's actions last week to loosen some health insurance restrictions and to stop federal payments for cost-sharing reductions under the Affordable Care Act.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
State Highlights: After Public Squabble, N.Y. To Release $360M To Hospitals; States Cracking Down On Fake Service Animals
Outlets report on news from New York, California, Texas, Puerto Rico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, Wisconsin and Kansas.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
Before They Were Perpetrators They Were Victims: Why More Experts Are Looking At Criminals’ Histories
Childhood trauma plays a large role in the path someone might take in life. Experts think it might be time to start taking that into account when looking at criminals. In other public health news: tuberculosis, fertility, diabetes, cancer and anxiety, breastfeeding, stem cells and more.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
How Industry-Friendly Lawmakers Undermined DEA’s Power At Height Of Opioid Crisis
Members of Congress pushed through a law to weaken aggressive Drug Enforcement Administration efforts against drug distribution companies that were supplying corrupt doctors and pharmacists who peddled narcotics to the black market. The Washington Post and "60 Minutes" investigate.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
When Maine Voters Decide Whether To Expand Medicaid, Other States Will Be Watching
Health law advocates in Utah are also proposing a referendum on the issue, and the outcome in Maine could influence other states that have put the decision on hold. Meanwhile, in Louisiana, critics of the expansion program point to signs the state budget is in trouble, and a commission in New Hampshire looking at the insurance marketplace there is considering whether the state should move more people with serious medical issues into Medicaid to make the health law's marketplace plans more stable.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
Investigation Finding VA Conceals Shoddy Care, Staff Mistakes Prompts Action At The Agency
A USA Today investigation found that Veterans Affairs managers do not report troubled practitioners to the National Practitioner Data Bank, and that the agency failed to ensure that VA hospitals report disciplined providers to state licensing boards.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM
VA Secretary Shulkin Has White House Interview To Head HHS
David Shulkin, a physician and a holdover from the Obama administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is believed to be one of several candidates to replace former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:14 PM

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