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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 the Affordable Care Act. The most recent debate ended in the rejection of the “skinny bill” and Republicans in the House and Senate seem prepared to move on to other issues.

“By comparison with the GOP’s dystopian health care vision, Obamacare has never looked better,” Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, wrote in a perspective published in The New England Journal of Medicine. “Republicans could not mobilize public support for their plan, which was the least popular major legislation in the past 3 decades. Instead, the Republican threats to Obamacare inspired widespread protests and a movement to protect the law. Ironically, the GOP managed to increase support for the ACA, whose favorability improved markedly during the repeal-and-replace debate.”

Trump administration committed to battling opioid crisis

August 8, 2017
Today in Bedminster, New Jersey, President Donald J. Trump held a “major briefing” with the HHS on the current opioid epidemic in the United States and the…
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O&P Advocates Express ‘Great Concern’ Over Senate Health Care Bill

O&P News, August 2017
The U.S. Senate draft bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would repeal the requirement to cover essential health benefits, including rehabilitative…

House approves Medicare bill recognizing O&P notes

July 26, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a bill that would recognize orthotists’ and prosthetists’ notes as part of the medical record in Medicare…
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