Two implications for health care in the Democrat's economic plan
DJ Wilson | Jul 24, 2017 | Federal
Less than one week after Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated that a limited bill could be needed to stabilize the health insurance marketplace, a group of House Democrats from across the political spectrum unveiled a five-part plan to improve upon the Affordable Care Act and stabilize the individual
Governor Bill Walker announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved Alaska’s State Innovation Waiver. The waiver stabilizes Alaska’s individual health insurance market, bringing in approximately $332 million to the Alaska Reinsurance Program over the next five years. “Health care costs are increasingly unaffordable for a growing
Senator Brian Schatz announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding more than $4 million in federal grants to three community health centers in Hawaii. “With the national spotlight on health care, it’s important to remember the critical role community health centers play in providing care
Today the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released two reports related to the performance and stability of Oregon’s hospitals. Oregon’s hospitals are focusing on improving patient safety and the quality of care they provide, according to the third annual report of OHA’s Hospital Transformation Performance Program (HTPP). OHA also released the
Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., named Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., as the 17th Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). “Today, I am extremely proud and excited to announce Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald as the new Director of the CDC,”
According to the CDC’s latest Vital Signs report, the number of opioid prescriptions has decreased each year since 2010 through 2015 in half of US counties. But prescription rates vary broadly by county, with six times more opioids prescribed per resident in the highest-prescribing counties compared to the lowest-prescribing counties.