Health On The Hill: No Senate ‘Doc Fix’ Vote Before Recess. Will Break Hurt Chances?

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After a decade of short term fixes, the House passed legislation to replace Medicare’s troubled Sustainable Growth Rate, or SGR, and replace it with an alternative doctor payment formula. Kaiser Health News’ Mary Agnes Carey and Politico Pro’s Jennifer Haberkorn discuss what’s next for the bill when the Senate returns from recess next month.

Despite Efforts, Latino ACA Enrollment Lags

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Still, since October 2013, 2.6 million Latinos gained insurance through the health law, according to HHS.  As of last June, the percentage of Latinos without health insurance dropped from 36 percent to 23 percent, but Latinos still face extra paperwork and language barriers.