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10 ways the House healthcare bill cuts federal revenues

Business - 1 hour 41 min ago
The American Health Care Act would slash federal revenue by $662.6 billion from 2017 through 2026, according to Congress' nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation.
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VA plans mental care for discharged vets, but at what cost?

Business - 2 hours 2 min ago
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted new efforts Wednesday to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, even while acknowledging his department isn't seeking additional...
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Indiana adds Medicaid work requirement to waiver request

Business - 2 hours 4 min ago
Indiana has become the latest state to seek to add a work requirement to Medicaid eligibility. It's one of six states that are planning to ask or have asked the Trump administration for this waiver.
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15 CBO findings on the American Health Care Act

Business - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 7:40pm
Here's what the CBO reported on the cost and coverage impact of the House Republicans' bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
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Providers want Trump to stay out of tort reform

Business - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 6:36pm
President Donald Trump's tort reform proposal is being met with skepticism by providers who are criticizing the effort as a broken promise for state flexibility.
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23 million to lose insurance under House GOP's Obamacare reform bill

Business - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 6:00pm
The House's version of the Affordable Care Act repeal-and-replace bill would leave 23 million more people uninsured and save the federal government $119 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
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Insurance premiums have doubled since 2013, but policies are more generous

Business - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 5:34pm
An HHS report released late Tuesday paints a grim picture of the rising health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act. But health policy experts explained that while premiums may have gone up since the ACA was implemented, consumers are...
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Prime Healthcare adds another hospital to its south Texas hub

Business - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 5:02pm
An affiliate of for-profit Prime Healthcare has agreed to buy 297-bed Mission Regional Medical Center to expand its reach in southern Texas. Prime owns two other community hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley, giving it a hub along Texas' border with...
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Capping Medicaid spending may prove harder than it sounds for Senate Republicans

Business - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:52pm
Designing a capped Medicaid contribution model that's fair to different states and maintains adequate coverage is daunting because state spending growth varies based on their decisions to offer optional benefits, focus on population health, the...
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CDC and states lack resources to combat Zika

Business - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:50pm
Agencies responsible for running tests to identify Zika don't have the right equipment to do so and there aren't enough coordinated efforts to control the mosquito population, according to a new federal analysis released Tuesday.
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Duchossois family donates $100 million for new U of C wellness institute

Business - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:04pm
Chicago investor Craig Duchossois, his wife, Janet, and his family foundation have donated $100 million to University of Chicago Medicine to establish a center focused on developing the science of wellness.
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Futurists discuss bionic, regenerative medicine at HealthQuake Summit in Detroit

Business - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:59pm
An invited group of 30 physicians, executives, medical researchers, lawyers and the media gathered Monday at the HealthQuake Summit in Detroit to talk about the future of medicine and how science and technology is changing not only how research will...
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Trump budget targets rural hospitals, minority health professional education ​

Business - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:00pm
Proposed cuts in President Donald Trump's 2018 budget for HHS would reduce funding for rural hospitals and hurt the supply pipeline for black and Hispanic healthcare professionals.
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Trump budget slashes public health programs

Business - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:00pm
Public health officials caution that President Donald Trump's most recent budget proposal would leave the nation vulnerable to disease outbreaks or unable to adequately respond to emergencies for years.
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State Medicaid directors expect little change under Trump

Business - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 5:10pm
Despite promises from the Trump administration to restructure Medicaid and reduce funding by hundreds of billions of dollars, state Medicaid directors say it's unlikely there will be major changes to the program due to infighting among federal...
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SSM and Texas Health hang hopes on growth plans

Business - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:00pm
SSM Health is launching a financial improvement plan and Texas Health Resources is promoting a new hospital and insurance joint venture as first-quarter operating income falls at each.
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Healthcare CEOs have zipped their lips on AHCA politics

Business - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:00pm
Healthcare CEOs are hiding behind industry lobbying groups instead of publicly using their power to push for changes in the Republicans' healthcare reform bill.
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Indiana Medicaid Director Moser steps down

Business - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:00pm
Joe Moser, a key architect of Indiana's alternative Medicaid expansion program, has stepped down as the state's Medicaid director. Since his appointment in 2013, he oversaw the care of more than 1.5 million Medicaid and CHIP enrollees.
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$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill

Business - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 8:53am
A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases, legislative analysts said Monday.
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Trump budget would cut $636 billion from HHS agencies

Business - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:16am
The Trump administration is proposing a $636 billion cut in federal funding for CMS programs over the next decade.
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