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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - May 26 - June 1, 2016

 

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June 2, 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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Medicare Finds an Obvious Fix for High Drug Costs
chicagotribune.com - The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View: It's hard to say which is more crazy: Washington's failed system for keeping drug costs under control, or the resistance to a modest attempt to . . .

Enrollment for Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Opens Wednesday
chron.com - People interested in getting insurance coverage through Louisiana's new Medicaid expansion can begin signing up Wednesday. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Health and Hospitals Secretary Rebekah Gee . . .

The Superbug that Doctors Have Been Dreading Just Reached the U.S.
washingtonpost.com - For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says . . .

Why Today’s Poll Numbers on Health Proposals Are Bound to Change
blogs.wsj.com - Gallup polling released last week showed majority support–58%–for replacing the Affordable Care Act with a federally funded health system. The same poll found 51% support for repealing the ACA . . .

Americans' Experiences with ACA Marketplace and Medicaid Coverage: Access to Care and Satisfaction
commonwealthfund.org - The fourth wave of the Commonwealth Fund Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey, February–April 2016, finds at the close of the third open enrollment period that the working-age adult uninsured . . .

*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).

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