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Several things complicate the area of health policy in America. This includes cost, the multiple layers of government that are involved, and the demands of citizens. The Wiser daily health policy news email will help you navigate these issues to stay as informed as possible. There is no single definition of health policy in the United States. A more accurate representation is that it is a range of laws, regulations and initiatives that govern the way health care is delivered in the country. Organizations and individuals at local, state and national level are involved, along with companies, including some of America's largest. Issues that will be important in the future include disease prevention rather than cure, the aging population, and the rising costs of treatments. The politics surrounding the health care reforms introduced by President Obama still dominate much of the debate. And you can keep up with it all through the Wiser daily health policy news email. Sign up for free today.

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Trump tweets: Says Obamacare is dead. 'Republicans will do much better'
Los Angeles Times
Barnaby Joyce says Indigenous chamber in parliament 'not going to happen' – politics live
The Guardian • Gabrielle Chan
Information Blocking Under Attack: The Challenges Facing EHR Developers and Vendors
Health Care Blog • John Irvine
Medicare Fraud Conviction for Retina Surgeon
MedPage Today • Adam Berger Md
No budget fix here: Washington Post editorial
Oregonian • Syndicated Columns
National popular vote; sound the buzzer on Trump: Letters to the editor
Oregonian • Letters To The Editor
Lancet Study Proves Markets Work In Medicine: When Will Progressives Accept This Hard Truth?
Forbes • Chris Conover, Contributor
Contrary to Pelosi's hyperbole, Trump's budget is courageous, not immoral
The Hill • Opinion Contributor, Thomas Binion
Dems plot recess offensive on ObamaCare
The Hill • Jessie Hellmann, Rachel Roubein
Parenting coaches, life coaches don't need state's regulation: Letter to the editor
Oregonian • Letters To The Editor
 
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Trump tweets: Says Obamacare is dead. 'Republicans will do much better'
Los Angeles Times
In the midst of a Republican push to pass legislation overhauling the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, President Trump tweeted that he wants to make the United States healthcare system "the best anywhere." A GOP-backed healthcare bill narrowly passed the House this...
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Epidemiology, Health Care Costs
Barnaby Joyce says Indigenous chamber in parliament 'not going to happen' – politics live
The GuardianGabrielle Chan
Fiona Nash, the regional development minister, is standing in for the health minister. She is trying to shut down questions because they relate to a hospital funding models which have been ruled out. Martin Bowles categorically rules out any plans/work to take...
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Barack Obama, Electronic Health Records
Information Blocking Under Attack: The Challenges Facing EHR Developers and Vendors
Health Care BlogJohn Irvine
In March 2017 Milbank Quarterly, researchers Julia Adler-Milstein and Eric Pfeifer found that information blocking — which they define as a set of practices in which “providers or vendors knowingly and unreasonably interfere with the exchange or use of electronic health information...
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Health Care Industry, Medicare
Medicare Fraud Conviction for Retina Surgeon
MedPage TodayAdam Berger Md
Earlier this month, a jury convicted West Palm Beach retina surgeon Solomon Melgen, MD, on 67 counts of Medicare fraud. This high-profile case hit very close to home, as I and another retina specialist from my own community were on opposing sides...
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Economic Policy, Medicare
No budget fix here: Washington Post editorial
OregonianSyndicated Columns
By The Washington Post Editorial Board Here's the fiscal predicament facing the United States: During recent decades, the elected leaders of both parties have committed the federal government to hundreds of billions of dollars in automatic annual spending for health care and...
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Medicare
National popular vote; sound the buzzer on Trump: Letters to the editor
OregonianLetters To The Editor
An unpopular move: It's a sad day when Oregon loses its political savvy. Dedicating its electoral vote to the popular national vote dilutes the voice of s. Rather than representing us, it represents submission to whatever national vagary exists. Ann Lackey, Lake...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Lancet Study Proves Markets Work In Medicine: When Will Progressives Accept This Hard Truth?
ForbesChris Conover, Contributor
A new Lancet study adds to the growing mountain of evidence that market-oriented health care systems outperform the single-payer systems that have captivated the imagination of progressives for more than a century. Yet despite their claims of believing in evidence-based policy, far...
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Federal Budget, Medicare
Contrary to Pelosi's hyperbole, Trump's budget is courageous, not immoral
The HillOpinion Contributor, Thomas Binion
Nancy Pelosi is wrong. When she says of President Trump’s budget that “it is shameful, it is immoral and it is indecent,” she is practicing a new brand of hyperbole that Democrats evidently think is effective against Trump. Think that’s not hyperbole?...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
Dems plot recess offensive on ObamaCare
The HillJessie Hellmann, Rachel Roubein
Democrats are using the new Congressional Budget Office analysis of legislation repealing and replacing ObamaCare to go on the attack against Republicans over a critical one-week recess. A recess packet sent to House Democrats encourages lawmakers to hold events highlighting the “terrible...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
Parenting coaches, life coaches don't need state's regulation: Letter to the editor
OregonianLetters To The Editor
I am writing to notify Oregon voters of something very wrong happening in Salem and to request support in stopping it. Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward has proposed an amendment to an unrelated House bill, HB2303, that had overwhelming support. She introduced the...
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