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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.

In the Journals

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

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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High Disparity Between Orthopedic Resident Interest and Participation in International Health Electives

Orthopedics, July/August 2016, Volume 39 Issue 4
Click here to read a Letter to the Editor about this article. Few orthopedic surgical residency programs offer…
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Driving After Orthopedic Surgery

Few guidelines are available to assist orthopedic surgeons in advising patients about when to return to driving after
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American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Successful orthopedic value-based care conference opens opportunity for future meetings

January 23, 2017
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