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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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Key Republican in Health Law’s Fate Hails From a State That Embraced It
The New York Times • Robert Pear
A Look At Republican Intentions? Diving Into The Leaked ACA Replacement Bill
Health Affairs • Timothy Jost
Could Trump Or Kushner Funded Fintechs Be Boycotted?
Forbes • Contributor, Madhvi Mavadiya
Six Quick Observations On The Leaked Draft Republican Repeal And Replace Plan
Forbes • Contributor, Seth Chandler
Could Roe v Wade be overturned and abortion outlawed in the US?
The Guardian • Molly Redden
Air Methods: A Non-Sustainable Business With 43% Downside
Seeking Alpha • Greengator
The NHS is struggling. Labour must offer a credible health policy
The Guardian • Richard Vize
Using data to cut unneeded care
Modern Healthcare • Elizabeth Whitman
Piedmont taking over dozens of Walgreens clinics in Atlanta
Modern Healthcare • Dave Barkholz
Q&A with Northwell CEO Dowling: 'The idea of the stand-alone hospital is gone'
Modern Healthcare
 
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Affordable Care Act, Autism
Key Republican in Health Law’s Fate Hails From a State That Embraced It
The New York TimesRobert Pear
ONTARIO, Ore. — When Representative Greg Walden of Oregon visits his expansive district, which swallows two-thirds of a very blue West Coast state, his constituents grouse amiably to their longtime Republican congressman about environmental regulations and federal lands policy. And then the...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
A Look At Republican Intentions? Diving Into The Leaked ACA Replacement Bill
Health AffairsTimothy Jost
On February 24, 2017, a draft House reconciliation bill was leaked to the media. Although I have not seen any claims that it is not authentic, it is dated February 10 and may not be the most recent draft. I have also...
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Finance, Health Insurance
Could Trump Or Kushner Funded Fintechs Be Boycotted?
ForbesContributor, Madhvi Mavadiya
Joshua Kushner, brother of Trump’s son-in-law Jared, has invested £13 million into British startup smartphone bank Monzo. This news about Kushner’s venture capital company, Thrive Capital, was announced earlier this week and my first thought was: will the fintech industry drop Trump...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
Six Quick Observations On The Leaked Draft Republican Repeal And Replace Plan
ForbesContributor, Seth Chandler
There's been another leak. This time it's an apparent draft of a Republican Repeal and (sort of) Replace plan for Obamacare. Some of it is good and actually courageous. Critical parts of this draft, however, appear to show irresponsible thinking. For a...
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Pregnancy & Birth, Reproductive Health Policy
Could Roe v Wade be overturned and abortion outlawed in the US?
The GuardianMolly Redden
Who was Norma McCorvey? Norma McCorvey is the real name of the woman known as “Jane Roe” in the landmark US supreme court case on abortion rights, Roe v Wade. The 1973 case established a right for US women to have abortions....
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Accounting, Health Care Industry
Air Methods: A Non-Sustainable Business With 43% Downside
Seeking AlphaGreengator
Summary With no organic growth, AIRM's business model is dependent upon raising prices. It has raised the average community-based transport bill from $18,400 in 2010 to $52,000 in 2016. Payors are now pushing back against bills. AIRM facing difficulty collecting on higher...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
The NHS is struggling. Labour must offer a credible health policy
The GuardianRichard Vize
Labour’s attempt to terrify the voters of Copeland with talk of dead babies has failed. Now it needs to get serious about developing a credible health policy. In north Cumbria the NHS faces difficult choices on maternity care. It has been struggling...
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Electronic Health Records, Evidence-Based Medicine
Using data to cut unneeded care
Modern HealthcareElizabeth Whitman
When a teenager has acne, a pediatrician has a wide range of options for treatment. The physician could prescribe benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics or retin-A. If those medications are unsuccessful, the physician can then refer the teen to a dermatologist. Nevertheless, many pediatricians...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Industry
Piedmont taking over dozens of Walgreens clinics in Atlanta
Modern HealthcareDave Barkholz
Piedmont Healthcare, a seven-hospital system based in Atlanta, has agreed to take over and operate 27 Walgreens in-store retail clinics in the metropolitan area. Piedmont is rebranding the clinics as Piedmont QuickCare at Walgreens. The system expects to fully take over the...
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Health Care Industry, Medicare
Q&A with Northwell CEO Dowling: 'The idea of the stand-alone hospital is gone'
Modern Healthcare
Northwell Health, formerly known as North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, continues to pursue aggressive expansion moves throughout the New York City metropolitan area. CEO Michael Dowling is also stepping up the New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based system's investment in startup firms and...
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