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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
The implementation of specialty access standards by state Medicaid agencies did not result in widespread, meaningful improvements in access to specialist physicians for…
In the Journals

Elevated MI, stroke risk common with newly diagnosed cancer

August 15, 2017
Patients with newly diagnosed cancer have elevated risk for MI and stroke, particularly in the first 6 months after diagnosis, according to data published in the…
In the Journals

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…
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Optimizing the Use of Targeted Therapy in Advanced Melanoma: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Historically, treatment options have been limited for patients with…
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VIDEO: AHCA still faces 'uphill battle' in Senate, speaker says

May 4, 2017
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