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Survey suggests partisanship doomed health care reform, public split on many ACA components

August 16, 2017

A greater Republican division on the issue of health care reform than originally thought in addition to the Democrats’ determination to not repeal the Affordable Care Act, led to the failure of health care reform efforts thus far, according to a special report recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

“Fundamental divisions among Republicans point to an underlying reason why Republicans in Congress had such difficulty agreeing on a single repeal and replace plan. These divisions were not helped by the fact that President Donald Trump’s role in the debate was seen so poorly by the general public,” Robert J. Blendon, ScD, and John M. Benson, MA, of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, wrote.

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State access standards did not improve accessibility to specialists

August 15, 2017
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FDA moves slowly on required postapproval drug studies; other agency procedures scrutinized

August 15, 2017
More than 3 years passed before the efficacy of most drugs given accelerated approval by the FDA from 2009 to 2013 was validated, according to findings published in…

AMA offers tools to help physicians implement MACRA

August 14, 2017
AMA has developed a Merit-based Incentive Payment System Action Plan that can be personalized for individual health care professionals to help them meet Quality Payment…
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Partial Medicaid expansions under ACA pose ‘big consequences’

August 9, 2017
Just shy of 7 months into President Donald J. Trump’s presidency, there have been repeated failures to fulfill his major campaign promise to repeal and replace…
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Innovative Pediatric Programs: Ideas that Help Youths

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