Affordable Care Act

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A new report released by the American Cancer Society indicates that while the cancer-related death rate was higher among blacks than in whites in 2014, the racial gap could reduce as minority patients increasingly gain access to insurance and subsequent healthcare.
What we're reading, January 18, 2017: GOP senators plan to reveal Obamacare replacement next week; McKesson to pay $150 million to settle claims that it didn't report suspicious opioid orders; and Sylvia Mathews Burwell will go on DC health insurance exchange once she leaves her post.
The report finds that the House resolution would create an increasingly unstable insurance market, and that fewer insurers would participate.
What we’re reading, January 17, 2017: a newly finalized federal rule eases record sharing of drug abuse treatment between providers; numerous rallies in support of Obamacare draw thousands across the nation; HHS nominee Representative Tom Price allegedly introduced a Congress bill that favored his stock holdings.
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.
After the Affordable Care Act allowed states to expand Medicaid eligibility for low-income residents, 25 states and the District of Columbia chose to do so by 2014. A team of researchers from Brown University analyzed data from federally funded community health centers and found increased levels of coverage and better care quality for those in Medicaid expansion states.
What we're reading, January 16, 2017: House follows Senate vote to begin Obamacare repeal process; President-elect Donald Trump teases Obamacare replacement to provide insurance for everyone; and acceptance of aid-in-dying legislation grows.
A new study conducted at The University of Texas has found that a majority of federal exchanges do not include National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers.
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