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‘Scant bipartisanship’ not enough to end ‘political war over Obamacare’

October 19, 2017

Senators Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced a bipartisan bill that will finance cost-sharing subsidy payments to health insurance companies for the next 2 years.

“This agreement provides certainty on out-of-pocket reduction payments for the next 2 years [and] will address attempts by this administration to keep people from getting enrolled in care they need,” Murray said during a speech on the Senate floor.

Researchers, amputees talk 'tech gap' at National Press Club event

October 19, 2017
Thousands of amputees in the United States who would benefit from microprocessor-controlled devices are denied access to the technology by Medicare and private payers…

Flexible 'skin' helps prostheses users sense sheer force

October 19, 2017
Researchers from the University of Washington and the University of California Los Angeles have developed a flexible sensor that can be stretched over a prostheses as a…
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Frail elderly patients comprise 44% of potentially preventable Medicare spending

October 17, 2017
High-cost frail elderly individuals accounted for 44% of total potentially preventable Medicare spending, despite only comprising 4% of the Medicare population…
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