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Outlooks And Assessments: Criticism Of The House GOP Health Plan Heats Up

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In the aftermath of Congressional Budget Office estimates regarding the number of Americans who would lose health coverage under the American Health Care Act, editorial pages move deeper into the discussion with some scalding critiques of the plan and some defenses of how it could help reduce the nation’s deficit.

After 3 Discussions With Trump, Rep. Cummings Says Drug Prices Are A Top Priority For President

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However, the director of the Office of Management and Budget plays down the possibility of allowing Medicare to negotiate the cost of drugs. Also, the Columbus Dispatch examines the difficulties that seniors face in enrolling and navigating Medicare. And hospitals must now give Medicare patients official notice if they haven’t been admitted to the hospital and are instead in observation care.

Medicare Could Go Broke Due To Mounting Costs Of Alzheimer’s Care, Report Says

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Caregiving for patients with the degenerative brain disease has already cost the federal program $259 billion. And in other public health news, research links the Zika virus to heart problems. And health officials confirm that a highly contagious form of bird flu was found at a Tennessee chicken farm.