June 22, 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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Thompson’s Small Business Healthcare Relief Act Passes House
lakeconews.com - U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson’s (CA-5) bipartisan legislation, the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act (H.R. 5477), passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Last week, H.R. 5477 was passed . . .
GOP Framework for Obamacare Replacement is Short on Details
politico.com - Seven months before President Barack Obama leaves the White House, congressional Republicans have little more than a white paper to show voters what they would do if given the chance to repeal the . . .
Paul Ryan Unveiled an Obamacare Alternative that Keeps Some of the Existing Provisions Intact
businessinsider.com - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled a Republican healthcare agenda on Wednesday that would repeal Obamacare but keep some of its more popular provisions. The . . .
Trustees Report & Trust Funds
cms.gov - The Medicare Program is the second-largest social insurance program in the U.S., with 55.3 million beneficiaries and total expenditures of $648 billion in 2015. The Boards of Trustees for Medicare (also . . .
What Are the Current Costs and Outcomes Related to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders?
healthsystemtracker.org - This chart collection explores the prevalence, outcomes, costs, and access to care associated with common mental health and substance abuse disorders in the United States. The 2014 . . .
*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).