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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      March 15, 2018
  
The NJ Medicaid ACO Demonstration - 2018 Update
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  "With the collapse of the efforts to repeal and replace the ACA, the action in health policy has shifted from Capitol Hill to the states and the Department of Health and Human Services. Disputes are erupting over policy, principle, and legal questions."

 
-Drew Altman, President and CEO, Kaiser Family Foundation
 
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  More than twice as many voters mention health care costs (22%) as mention repealing/opposing the ACA (7%) as the top health care issue they most want to hear 2018 candidates discuss in their campaigns. Health care costs are the top issue mentioned by Democratic voters (16%) and independent voters (25%), as well as one of the top issues mentioned by Republican voters (22%), followed by repealing or opposing the ACA (17%).

Source: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, February 2018
 
   
News 
  Drug Pricing Lawsuit Proceeds Against Cigna
Fierce Healthcare, March 15, 2018

Bill to Shore Up ObamaCare Would Reduce Premiums by 10 Percent
The Hill, March 14, 2018

Head of Major Insurer Lobby Stepping Down After Turbulent Term
Politico, March 14, 2018

House Panel to Examine 25 Opioid Bills Next Week
The Hill, March 14, 2018
 
Single-Payer Health Care: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities
JAMA, March 14, 2018
 
Shareholders Green Light CVS-Aetna Deal
The Washington Examiner, March 13, 2018
 
House Rejects Bill to Give Patients a ‘Right to Try’ Experimental Drugs
The New York Times, March 13, 2018
 
Huge Cost of US Healthcare Driven by Drug Prices and Salaries
The Guardian, March 13, 2018
 
Trump's Cancer Panel Says Urgent Action Needed on Rising Drug Costs
The Hill, March 13, 2018
 
Big Health-Care Players Are Turning Their Partners Into Prey
Bloomberg, March 12, 2018
 
 
 
Blogs
  Disinvesting in Primary Care?
Health Affairs, March 14, 2018
 
Red-State Changes Could Strengthen ACA, Medicaid
Axios, March 12, 2018
 
    
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  JAMA: US Health Expenditure by Function of Care as % of Total National Expenditure
 
1. Inpatient Care: 19%
2. Outpatient Care: 42%
3. Continue reading here

Source: JAMA, March 13, 2018
 
      
 
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