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Before pulling the plug on Obamacare, listen to health care providers

https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/23/obamacare-repeal-listen-health-care-providers/

As President Trump and the Republican majority in Congress prepare to repeal Obamacare, they would be wise to listen to those who actually provide health care. 179 more words

Biotech billionaire in talks with Trump about a senior health care role, sources say

https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/24/trump-patrick-soon-shiong-health-care/

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, an audacious biotech billionaire who has pledged to “solve health care,” has been in talks with the Trump administration about the possibility of serving in a senior role overseeing the US health care system, according to individuals familiar with the discussions. 110 more words

Trump revives policy eliminating funding for foreign groups that provide abortion services

https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/23/trump-abortions-mexico-city-policy/

President Trump on Monday reinstated a US policy preventing foreign nonprofit groups that receive federal funds from administering abortions or providing abortion counseling or referrals. 273 more words

The Case for Medicaid Expansion

I have a piece (caseformedicaidexpansion-1-23-17) in the latest issue of the North Carolina Medicaid Journal arguing for Medicaid expansion. I wrote it last fall and thought it was going to be out during the Fall. 149 more words

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Trump’s Vow to Repeal Health Law Revives Talk of High-Risk Pools

About 27 percent of people under 65 are thought to have some sort of pre-existing condition that will most likely leave them without individual insurance if the law is repealed, according to a recent study. 180 more words

Trump’s Health Plan Would Convert Medicaid to Block Grants, Aide Says

President Trump’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will propose giving each state a fixed amount of federal money in the form of a block grant to provide health care to low-income people on… 188 more words