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  1. Calling All Wonder Women—The US Health System Needs Strong Leaders, Healthy Mothers

    10.06 / 01:48 healthaffairs.org Healthaffairs.org - Medecine
    Legend has it that the creation of Wonder Woman—the super hero and pop culture icon who has saved us from imminent doom since World War II—was inspired by real-life women’s health activists from the early twentieth century. These were women who bucked convention and championed causes like reproductive rights and suffrage. Women who saw opportunities for collective action where others saw insurmountable obstacles. Women who refused to be relegated to second-class status and instead became th…
  2. The CHRONIC Care Act Passes Senate, Obstacles Remain

    10.06 / 01:48 healthaffairs.org Healthaffairs.org - Medecine
    Late last Tuesday night, only hours after Republican leaders announced they were pulling the Graham-Cassidy repeal and replace bill from Senate consideration, the body unanimously passed the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017 (the Act). Aiming to improve care for seniors with chronic conditions, the Act first passed the Senate Finance Committee in May of this year. A Health Affairs blog post by former Senators Tom Daschle and…
  3. Reducing The Externalities Caused By Limited Benefit Plans

    10.06 / 01:48 healthaffairs.org Healthaffairs.org - Medecine
    Limited benefit or non-Affordable Care Act (ACA)-compliant health insurance products are much discussed of late, since a proposal to ease restrictions on short-term health plans is currently under consideration. Critics have argued that these plans hurt both consumers and the individual market, while defenders have suggested that those who can benefit from this competitively priced option should be free to do so. That these plans may be harmful to at least some consumers is difficult to…
  4. Community Approaches To Improving Children’s Health: Addressing Childhood Obesity And ACEs In Kentucky

    10.04 / 22:35 healthaffairs.org Healthaffairs.org - Medecine
    Investing in children’s health is a sound economic decision with a long-term impact on achieving sustainable human, social, and economic development. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky’s Investing in Kentucky’s Future initiative was designed as a partnership with local community health coalitions to reduce the risk that today’s children will develop chronic diseases as they grow into adults. Background The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is a statewide nonprofit organization working to…
  5. California Takes On Drug Pricing: Real Progress Or Illusion?

    10.04 / 17:49 healthaffairs.org Healthaffairs.org - Medecine
    Californians and others around the country following the California legislature’s multiyear debate on prescription drug pricing may have stood up and taken notice on September 13 when the state Senate followed the Assembly in passing SB-17 to facilitate greater transparency in brand-name and generic drug pricing. While sponsors often make grandiose claims about the potential impact of their legislation, California senator Ed Hernandez may have set a new standard when he declared that the p…
  6. ACA Round-Up: Bipartisan Proposal To Revamp Employer Reporting Requirements And More

    10.04 / 17:49 healthaffairs.org Healthaffairs.org - Medecine
    Throughout a summer of intensely partisan efforts to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act, there have been flickers of bipartisanship, including a sustained effort by Senators Alexander (R-TN) and Murray (D-WA) and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee to find bipartisan consensus for a short-term market stabilization package. On October 3, 2017, another bipartisan effort emerged from another quarter. Senators Portman (R-OH) and Warner (D-VA) introduced…
  7. The 2017 ACO Survey: What Do Current Trends Tell Us About The Future Of Accountable Care?

    10.04 / 17:49 healthaffairs.org Healthaffairs.org - Medecine
    In the short time that accountable care organizations (ACOs) have formally been a part of the health care landscape, they have grown to cover more than 32 million patients across every state in the country. To better understand current trends and predict future developments in the accountable care community, the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) and Leavitt Partners collaborated to develop the Annual ACO Survey. This article presents an overview of the results from the inaugural 2017…
  8. Is Paid Family And Medical Leave Inevitable? Perhaps, But There’s A Long Way To Go From Here

    10.04 / 17:49 healthaffairs.org Healthaffairs.org - Medecine
    The push for paid parental, family, and medical leave is gaining traction. But legislative action in Congress is still iffy and could easily be eclipsed by events or partisan rancor over the next year. This blog is an update to a Health Affairs Policy Brief that I wrote last year on paid family and medical leave policies. The brief, published November 21, 2016, provides an overview of the basic issues, research, and policy options. Those remain relevant 10 months later. But some things…
  9. Health Affairs October Issue: Emergency Departments, Behavioral Health & More

    10.04 / 17:49 healthaffairs.org Healthaffairs.org - Medecine
    The October issue of Health Affairs includes several studies relating to the ultimate health care safety net: the emergency department (ED). Additional content in this variety issue focuses on behavioral health, spending, clinician satisfaction, and more. A DataGraphic spotlights aging and health. US emergency department visits for firearm-related injuries, 2006–14 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), firearm-related deaths accounted for more than 36,000 d…