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Achieving Trump’s health care promises would likely require single payer reform

February 20, 2017

President Donald J. Trump’s proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act with a health care law that achieves more coverage, better benefits and lower costs could be attained through single-payer reform, according to a commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

“President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have vowed to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA),” Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH, and David U. Himmelstein, MD, both from the City University of New York at Hunter College, wrote. “Replacing it with ‘something great’ is much trickier. The president has promised universal coverage and reduced deductibles and copayments, all within tight budgetary constraints. That is a tall order, unlikely to be filled by proposals that Republicans have offered thus far.”

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Smoking cessation reduces risk of cancers in people with HIV; lung cancer most stubborn

February 20, 2017
SEATTLE — Just 1 year after quitting smoking, people with HIV face roughly the same risk of acquiring most cancers as those with the virus who had never smoked…
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Increased treatment of MSM leads to decrease in acute HCV in the Netherlands

February 20, 2017
SEATTLE, Washington — Incidence rates of acute hepatitis C virus are expected to decrease substantially over the coming years in the Netherlands, according to a…
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Integrating ART postnatally improves outcomes for mothers, children

February 20, 2017
SEATTLE — Integration of ART into maternal and child health services during the postnatal period leads to significant improvements in women’s participation…
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Transplant recipients with nocardiosis face 10-fold greater mortality

February 20, 2017
Solid organ transplant patients with nocardiosis had a 10-fold greater 1-year mortality compared with control transplant recipients, researchers in Europe found.
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HPV Immunization: Ensuring Your Patients Do Not Slip through the Cracks

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) continue to be below those of other vaccines recommended for…
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Transplant recipients with nocardiosis face 10-fold greater mortality

February 20, 2017
Solid organ transplant patients with nocardiosis had a 10-fold greater 1-year mortality compared with control
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VIDEO: Pangenotypic regimen leads to high SVR in all HCV genotypes

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