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The US Digital Service Report to Congress: July 2017

In its report to Congress, the US Digital Service provides details on the work it is doing with CMS to develop APIs that “will reduce the cost and burden of participating in CMS programs by enabling the market to build software that interacts directly with Medicare systems and data.”

Trump administration to continue paying cost sharing reductions

The White House announces that it will continue paying cost sharing subsidies to help consumers afford coverage on exchanges through the month of July, but that the subsidies’ status is “undetermined beyond that.”

Trump Demands That Senators Find a Way to Replace Obamacare

One day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged that the newest ACA repeal and replace bill did not have the votes to pass, GOP senators are now pursuing a repeal-only version of the bill that the CBO estimates will increase the number of people without health insurance by 17 million in 2018.

Electronic Health Records Are Stressing Doctors Out

KQED covers the frustrations clinicians are having with EHRs, including increased administrative burden and ongoing interoperability shortcomings.

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  1. To use colorful ‘political’ language, I’m beginning to think that the Republicans couldn’t lose their virginity in a whorehouse!

    Really, why should anyone believe that they can repeal Obamacare, on the promise that they “might” pass a constructive replacement in 2 years? What evidence do we have that this administration has the organizational capability, the will and the ideological cohesiveness to do that?

    It seems far more likely that a repeal of Obamacare would be followed by… Nothing! Zip, zero, bupkis. There are enough Minimal Government/Low Taxes believers on the Right that would think that “nothing” is the ideal outcome. Once they have that they will fight any Obamacare replacement, no matter who proposes it or what it contains.







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