CMS: Enforce Medicaid Work Requirements Print E-mail
Written by Meridith McGraw, ABC News   
Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today <1.11.18> released new policy guidance that allows states to enforce work requirements on the millions of low-income people who receive Medicaid. The move by the Trump administration paves the way for states to start programs that deny health coverage through Medicaid unless people demonstrate they work or are participating in "community engagement activities" like volunteering.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 January 2018 09:22
Drop in U.S. life expectancy is an 'indictment of the American health care system Print E-mail
Written by David Blumenthal, STAT   
Friday, 05 January 2018 19:21

First Opinion
The economy may be growing and the stock market booming, but Americans are dying younger - living shorter lives than previous generations and dying earlier than their counterparts around the world. It is easy to  place the blame squarely on our nation's opioid epidemic, but if we do that we miss seeing the abysmal new life expectancy data from the C enters for Disease Control and Prevention for what they are - an indictment of the American health care system. According to the CDC, the average life expectancy at birth in the U.S. fell by 0.1 years, to 78.6, in 2016, following a similar drop in 2015. This is the first time in 50 years that life expectancy has fallen for two years running. In 25 other developed countries, life expectancy in 2015 averaged 81.8 years.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 January 2018 19:26
The GOP Tax Bill Repeals Obamacare's Individual Mandate Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 18:52
The unpopular individual mandate, which requires most Americans (other than those who qualify for a hardship exemption) to carry a minimum level of health coverage, has been repealed by the new Republican tax bill. Passed by both houses of Congress, the bill will be signed into law by President Trump.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 December 2017 19:00
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:00
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