August 31, 2016
Curated by Lindsey Thiessen Johnson, Shelly Miller, Amy Sanders, and Janet Wrzesinski; edited by Priya Bathija*
The Health Care Reform Weekly Update pulls articles on cutting-edge issues directly from the Health Care Reform Educational Task Force's Twitter feed.
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Financial Losses, Extended Hospital Stays Abound Thanks to Drug-related Complications
healthcarefinancenews.com - Dominick Bailey sat at his computer, scrutinizing the medication lists of patients in the geriatric unit. A doctor had prescribed blood pressure medication for a 99-year-old woman at a . . .
Who Are the Remaining Uninsured and Why Haven't They Signed Up for Coverage?
commonwealthfund.org - The number of uninsured people in the United States has declined by an estimated 20 million since the Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2010. Yet, an estimated 24 million people still lack . . .
U.S. Funding for Fighting Zika Virus Is Nearly Spent, C.D.C. Says
nytimes.com - The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Tuesday that federal funds to fight the Zika virus were nearly exhausted, and that that if Congress did not replenish them . . .
Clinton's Mental Health Plan Shares Goals With Hill Efforts
rollcall.com - Hillary Clinton’s plan for mental health care has a lot in common with proposals in Congress to improve mental health treatment and expand access, including potential hurdles — namely, how to pay . . .
Gov. Christie Says ‘Naysayers’ Have Been ‘Proven Wrong’ About N.J. Medicaid Expansion
khn.org - The Republican governor, who bucked many in his party to support the health law's Medicaid expansion, says more than half a million state residents have gained coverage under the plan. In other news, Kentucky's . . .
*This week's Health Care Reform Weekly Update was curated by Lindsey Thiessen Johnson (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA), Shelly Miller (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit, MI), Amy E. Sanders (Bass Berry & Sims PLC, Nashville, TN), and Janet Wrzesinski (JW Consulting Services, Bay City, MI); and was edited by Priya Bathija (American Hospital Association, Washington, DC).