Affordable Care Act

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Although the healthcare bills have many fundamental similarities, the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act differs from the House’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) in ways that extend beyond the name change.
Republican leaders in the Senate unveiled a long-awaited healthcare reform bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, that will roll back the Affordable Care Act’s taxes and Medicaid expansion, although at a slower timeline than included in the House of Representatives’ American Health Care Act, which was passed on May 4 by a vote of 217-213.
There are some areas in health policy where Democrats and Republicans can find common ground, like incentivizing greater value, but bipartisan talks won’t happen while there are still active efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, said David M. Cutler, PhD, of Harvard University.
This week, the top managed care news included a report from CMS that found 2 million people dropped Obamacare coverage after failing to pay their premiums; a study found the diabetes drug canagliflozin reduced cardiovascular risk; and the Supreme Court of the United States rules in favor of biosimilars.
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