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Tuesday 26th September 2017

Viewpoints: Mohammad Ali’s Experiences Offer Insights About Athletes And Brain Disease; What About That National Opioid Emergency?

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

Policy Perspectives: GOP Plan Would Create ‘An Unworkable Quagmire’; Graham-Cassidy A ‘Threat To Children’

Opinion pages across the country view the impact of the Republican health bill -- which currently appears to have failed under its own weight -- in harsh terms.

Politics And Process: Did Graham-Cassidy Collapse Because It Left Millions Uninsured? Was Crafted Behind Closed Doors? Or Because It Shifted Money, Power Away From ‘The Swamp’?

Editorial writers offer harsh words and examinations of what caused the GOP's most recent repeal-and-replace effort to come undone.

State Highlights: Fla. Lawmaker Raised Red Flag About Nursing Homes’ Struggles After Irma; Judge Strikes Down Provisions In Ind. Abortion Law

Media outlets report on news from Florida, Indiana, Connecticut, California, Georgia and Kansas.

Nation’s Organ Donation Network Wants To Make Liver Transplants ‘A Little Bit More Equal’

Right now, the chance of receiving a liver greatly depends on where a patient lives, but the United Network for Organ Sharing is looking to change that. In other public health news: sepsis, the benefits of social programs aimed at low-income children, autism, doulas and more.

FDA, Interpol Crack Down On Hundreds Of Websites Illegally Selling Unapproved Drugs

The operation targeted more than 500 websites illegally selling unapproved versions of prescription medications, the Food and Drug Administratioin said. Also, a prosecutor in New York teams up with academics to find opioid treatment gaps, and a young man whose overdose left him with irreversible brain damage and shocked the Berkeley campus seven years ago has died.

With GOP Bill Nearly Dead Senators’ CNN Debate Became More Theory Than Practice

When the debate was set with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on one side and Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on the other, the Graham-Cassidy bill was gaining momentum. But by Monday night it looked all but dead, so the event lost some of its urgency.

A Recipe For Chaos: Even If Plan Passed, States Warn They Wouldn’t Be Able To Implement It

"Honestly, I am really struggling to figure out how we would respond,” said Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania's acting secretary of human services, saying it’s “highly unlikely” Pennsylvania would be able to build a functioning insurance marketplace by the bill’s 2020 deadline. In other news, a look at what it would mean for consumers if the measure passed, The Washington Post fact checks rema...

Confused About What Exactly The Graham-Cassidy Bill Does? Here’s A Cheat Sheet

Media outlets break down just what you need to know about the measure and what's coming next.

For People Covered By Medicaid Expansion, Health Law Debate In Washington Hits Home

Many people who gained insurance through the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid are fearful about suddenly losing that coverage. In other news, the National Association of Medicaid Directors makes clear that its opposition to a Republican plan to replace the ACA was issued as a consensus view of the board and not a unanimous decision by individual state directors, and The New York Times e...

First Edition: September 26, 2017

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.

Nowhere To Go: Young People With Severe Autism Languish In Hospitals

Some teens and young adults are spending weeks or even months in retrofitted emergency rooms — even in mesh-covered tents — until specialized care can be found. ‘It’s a huge problem,’ one doctor says.

Need An MRI? Anthem Directs Most Outpatients To Independent Centers

The insurer says hospital-based imaging services are too expensive and the independent facilities provide high-quality care.

Monday 25th September 2017

Postcard From Capitol Hill: Health Care Hearing’s Action Was In Hallway

Hundreds of protesters were turned away from the Senate’s public hearing on the Graham-Cassidy bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, but they made their feelings known outside the door.

Sen. Collins Announces Opposition To GOP Bill To Replace Obamacare

The statement from the Maine senator came after the Congressional Budget Office said the bill would cause millions of people to become uninsured.

Viewpoints: Examining The Link Between Opioids And Medicaid; Putting The Squeeze On ACA Navigators

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country, including a range of thoughts on the Medicaid program and prescription drug costs.

Perspectives On Single-Payer: Is It A Pipe Dream Or Is The GOP Repeal-And-Replace Plan Priming The Pump?

Editorials from a variety of news outlets offer different thoughts on the current single-payer health plan being advanced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and whether it is picking up momentum.

Parsing The Plan: Graham-Cassidy Is A ‘Horror’ And ‘Legislative Malpractice’

In between what appears to be a tendency among editorial writers to give the GOP repeal-and-replace plan a grim review, one writer offers a defense.

State Highlights: Nurses At Mass. Hospital Plan One-Day Strike; Calif. Free Health Clinic Draws 1,500 Patients

Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, California, Missouri, Maryland and Virginia.

Despite Flu Vaccine’s Possible Link To Miscarriage, Experts Implore Pregnant Women To Still Get The Shot

While scientists look into the potential link, experts also say it is still very important for women to protect themselves and their babies from the flu. In other public health news: tetanus and other world health problems; mosquitoes; Zika; brain injuries and violence; restrictions on blood donors; and a quadruplet-success story.

As Heat Rose In Fla. Nursing Home, Staff Asked For Help But Few Understood The Emergency

Florida officials say they didn't have any indication from the nursing home where 11 people would die that residents were in distress. But records show that phone calls went out to the power company, the governor and local officials and a facility that shared the building reported that the conditions were “adversely affecting patients,” according to The New York Times.

Time Quickly Ticking On Funding For Children’s Health Care As Hill Focuses On ACA Instead

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which has bipartisan support, has been shelved behind the GOP effort to replace the Affordable Care Act. But federal funding will begin to dry up Oct. 1 and states are warning lawmakers they will need funds quickly.

Sanders Champions Single-Player Plan To Receptive California Crowd: ‘We’re Going To Win This Fight’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also slammed the Republicans' efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. California gubernatorial candidate and current Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom calls on the state's Legislature to move its single-payer bill along.

Administration To Shut Down ACA Enrollment Website For 12 Hours On Most Sundays

The administration, which has come under fire from supporters of the Affordable Care Act, who say it is taking intentional steps to undermine the law’s performance, says the outages are for maintenance purposes.

Private Jets For Tom Price Grounded While Inspector General Investigates Travel Spending

“We’ve heard the criticism. We’ve heard the concerns. We take that very seriously and have taken it to heart,” says Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price about reports that he has spent $300,000 on private airplanes for government travel.

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