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The abortion rate in the United States hit a historic low in 2014 with 2 likely contributing factors: improved access to contraceptives and increased restrictions to abortion services.
The report finds that the House resolution would create an increasingly unstable insurance market, and that fewer insurers would participate.
Despite disagreement over the Affordable Care Act, Democrats and Republicans agree on broader issues like the need to move away from fee-for-service and the need to a better job for those with chronic conditions.
The study found that, if anything, children with private coverage are being admitted to the hospital too often, raising questions about the allocation of healthcare resources.
Shortly after Cigna announced it would stop covering the name-brand EpiPen, CVS declared it would begin selling a cheaper generic version of the costly epinephrine injector. Earlier in the week, Heather Bresch, CEO of EpiPen manufacturer Mylan, had reflected on the controversy surrounding the device’s price.
The governor's plan takes aim at prior authorization from insurers and seeks a prescription cap of a 5-day supply, which would be stricter than the revamped CDC guidelines.
Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, said the results show that a population health–based approach can save lives and money when there are "rigorous" standards for accountability.
During an interview with Vox that was simulcast by the White House, President Barack Obama reviews where his signature law is working, where it isn't, and why Americans should demand to see what a replacement would look like.
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