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Budget office to gauge health bill effect on coverage, cost 24.5.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are about to learn more about whether their drive to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law has been worth the political pain they’ve been experiencing. The Congressional Budget Office planned to release its estimate Wednesday of what impact the GOP’s House-passed health care overhaul would have on coverage and […]
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Sen. Tim Kaine On Trump And Russia And GOP Health Care Bill 24.5.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia talks with Rachel Martin about Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' testimony and the upcoming CBO score of the Republican health care bill.
Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net 24.5.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular health insurance programs that are part of the social safety net. Trump campaigned for president on a promise to improve health care....
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Trump’s health care budget means deep cuts for safety net 24.5.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular health insurance programs that are part of the social safety net. Trump campaigned for president on a promise to improve health care. The budget omits any proposal for negotiating prescription drug prices, a frequent Trump talking point. It also doesn’t […]
Ethiopia's ex-health minister to head U.N. health agency 24.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Geneva • Africa, where viruses such as HIV, Ebola and Zika emerged, has its first chief of the U.N. health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian minister of health, was elected Tuesday as the next director-general of the World Health Organization, becoming the first non-medical doctor and the first African tapped to lead an influential agency that helps set health priorities worldwide. Health ministers and other senior envoys to WHO’s annual World Health Assembly elected Tedros ...
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It Doesn't Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal 24.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON ― It took the House months of infighting and a failed first attempt to ultimately pass a bill to  repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act . More than two weeks later, Senate Republicans are nowhere near reaching an agreement on a bill of their own. As scandal after scandal piled up for the Trump administration last week, Republicans were given some cover. Rather than being flooded with questions as they exited multiple meetings about their own disagreements on how to repeal and replace Obamacare, they were asked about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential campaign. But even with some of the pressure off, they appear to have made only a little headway ― enough to identify the key issues dividing them but not to make much progress on resolving those differences. A substantial number of Senate Republicans have made it clear they cannot vote for the House bill, which would reduce regulations on health insurance, rearrange tax ...
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Trump Threatened To Let Obamacare 'Implode.' That's One Promise He's Keeping. 24.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Donald Trump has been telling us all along that he believes his best course politically is to do what he can to ensure that Obamacare breaks. What you may not have noticed is that he’s actually been executing that plan. The Affordable Care Act has had its share of problems, some them serious ― like health insurance premiums that middle-class families can’t afford, and swaths of the country with little to no competition among insurers. Since the beginning of the year, the actions of Trump and his team have exacerbated those problems. And unless they start doing something different, much of what some consumers don’t like about Obamacare is going to be even worse next year. Premiums will be higher than they would have been. Fewer insurance companies will sell policies to people who buy their coverage directly or through an exchange like HealthCare.gov (as opposed to people who get health benefits at work or from a government program like Medicare or Medicaid). “We could see less progress in ...
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Milligan’s health-care monologues give voice to patient and doctor 24.5.2017 Washington Post
Milligan’s health-care monologues give voice to patient and doctor
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Senate Republicans face mounting pressure as blame for healthcare turmoil shifts to Trump 24.5.2017 LA Times: Nation

Senate Republicans face increasing pressure to rescue health insurance markets and protect coverage for millions of Americans amid growing fears the Trump administration is going let the markets collapse.

In recent days, leading hospitals, physician groups, health insurers and the U.S. Chamber...

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Health-care fallout prompts Tom MacArthur to resign as co-chair of centrist House GOP caucus 24.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The New Jersey Republican negotiated with the hard-right Freedom Caucus and struck a deal that ensured passage of the American Health Care Act.
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Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat 24.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) — Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall. The median annual household income is $38,000 — about 25 percent below the national average. Nearly 20 percent of its 1,800 residents live in […]
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New Jersey congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill 24.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A New Jersey Republican congressman who helped push the House health care bill to passage quit his post Tuesday as a chairman of the chamber’s moderate Tuesday Group, criticizing colleagues for having “different objectives and a different sense of governing than I do.” Rep. Tom MacArthur, a second-term congressman, played a central role in reviving the GOP legislation after an initial version collapsed under opposition from GOP moderates and conservatives. He and Rep. Mark Meadows, ...
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Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat 24.5.2017 AP National
WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall....
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A. Lorris Betz making $67K per month as interim CEO of U. Health Care 24.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The interim leader of the University of Utah’s health sciences department and health care system will earn $67,000 for each month he remains in the position, U. documents show. That salary, which translates to more than $800,000 over a year, represents roughly three-fourths the pay of Vivian Lee, who resigned last month after six years as senior vice president for health sciences, dean of the U. School of Medicine and CEO of University of Utah Health Care. A. Lorris Betz’s position as interim ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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GOP Senator Slams His Party's Process For Crafting Health Care Bill 23.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday unexpectedly torched his party’s process for crafting an Obamacare repeal bill behind closed doors. “It’s a very awkward process, at best,” he told reporters. “There are no experts. There’s no actuarials. … Typically, in a hearing, you’d have people coming in and you’d also have the media opining about if a hearing took place, and X came in and made comments.” Corker’s frustrations come as Republicans continue to struggle with how, exactly, to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act . The House barely passed its bill, which is going nowhere , earlier this month. Senate leaders delegated the task of drawing up a bill in that chamber to a group of 13 Republicans who have been quietly meeting. Corker said he went to one of their meetings to offer input because he’s worried they’re going to unveil a final bill that hasn’t been shaped by public hearings or media analyses. “Those are all informative, right?” Corker asked. “This process, not being that ...
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Catherine Rampell: To see how Trumpcare would work, look to Iowa 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Wondering what the country’s health care system would look like under Trumpcare? Take a gander at Iowa, where the individual market is on the verge of collapse. Just one insurer remains in most of the state, and that insurer, Medica, is threatening to exit. Republicans love to point to Iowa’s struggles as evidence of Obamacare’s failures. But in reality, the Hawkeye State has functioned as a petri dish for the GOP’s health plan. The state’s problems provide useful lessons for what c...
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Medical Research, Health Care Face Deep Cuts In Trump Budget 23.5.2017 NPR News
The administration's proposed budget would cut billions out of health programs at the NIH, CDC, and FDA, as well as Medicaid services for children, the elderly and disabled.
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Congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey Republican who helped push the House health care bill to passage has quit as a chairman of the chamber’s moderate Tuesday Group. Rep. Tom MacArthur is complaining that some in the organization “seem unwilling to compromise.” After an initial version of the legislation collapsed because of opposition by GOP […]
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US stocks inch higher as health care companies gain ground 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Tuesday morning as health care companies including makers of scientific instruments and drugs rise. Beverage makers are also gaining, leading household products makers upward. Stocks rose for the past three trading days following a steep loss last Wednesday. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index […]
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Letter: Pharmacists are key to good health care 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
It is obvious that Eric Browning (“Automate pharmacies,” May 13) cares for his wife. My pharmacist colleagues and I care for her, too, and want to optimize the outcomes she receives from her drug therapy. Knowing the diagnosis for which drug therapy is being prescribed is critically important for pharmacists to ensure optimal drug therapy outcomes. This information is not used by pharmacists to “second guess real doctors and specialists” but to ensure that the right drug, at the right dose has b...
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