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House Introduces Medicare for All Legislation

March 6, 2019

Arguing that “today’s healthcare system fails to provide quality, therapeutic healthcare as a right to all people living in the United States,” and that nearly 30 million Americans are uninsured and 40 million others cannot afford their co-pays and deductibles, Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and 107 fellow House Democrats introduced the Medicare for All Act (HR 1384) last week.

Read more: House Introduces Medicare for All Legislation

Infrastructure, Standards, Metrics Can Pave Way for Interoperability

 

February 27, 2019

Interoperability across the healthcare system is badly needed and also obtainable for providers and other stakeholders, according to a new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, DC-based think tank, and the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of senior healthcare leaders.  Less clear is how all of the players can actually attain the goal of smooth, seamless, secure health information sharing across disparate systems.  The report puts forth some concrete ideas.

Read more: Infrastructure, Standards, Metrics Can Pave Way for Interoperability

JAMA Study Shows Growing Role of Illicit Drugs in Opioid Crisis

February 6, 2019

Annual overdose deaths due to opioids are projected to reach nearly 82,000 by 2025—a 147 percent increase from 2015—and lead to approximately 700,000 deaths between 2016 and 2025, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.  Most of the increase would be due to an increase in illicit opioid use rather than prescription opioids, researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Massachusetts General Hospital report.

Read more: JAMA Study Shows Growing Role of Illicit Drugs in Opioid Crisis

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