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What We're Reading: Arizona Revives Its Children's Health Insurance Program

AJMC Staff
What we're reading: Arizona revives its Children's Health Insurance Program; new medical schools focus on creating a new type of physician; and Cigna believes its deal with Anthem won't close until 2017.
A week after Arizona lawmakers chose not to restore the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program, making it the only state to not participate, the program was revived. The Arizona Legislature agreed to attach the program to another bill and the amended measure received enough votes to restore the program, reported Arizona Public Media. The program provides subsidized healthcare for 30,000 children, but enrollment was frozen 6 years ago.

New medical schools popping up around the country are focusing on creating a new type of physician who can fix the American healthcare system. These schools are focusing on rewarding preventive care and long-term value, involving physicians are community organizations, and spurring behavioral change in patients, according to STAT. Well-established schools, like Harvard Medical School, are also revamping their curriculum to promote the new style of caring for patients.

Cigna believes that the deal to be bought by Anthem may not close until 2017. According to The New York Times, the complexity of the regulatory process may push back when the deal is closed; however, Anthem still expects the deal to close in 2016. The Department of Justice is simultaneously reviewing Aetna’s purchase of Humana.

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