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Projected Impact Of Repealing Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program now insure more than 70 million people, 16 million more nationally since the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage expansions went into effect. According to The Commonwealth Fund, repeal of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and implementation of alternative program financing approaches, such as block grants, may result in fewer...
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Selling Insurance Across State Lines

Congress and President Trump have been considering insurance sales across state lines as a policy that might be included in repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) produced a report looking at the experience of several states in considering this policy option. The report can be obtained...
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Enrollment And Employees In Postsecondary Institutions

This provisional First Look from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) report includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) spring 2016 data collection, which included four survey components: Enrollment for fall 2015; Finance for fiscal year 2015; data on employees in postsecondary education for Fall 2015; and...
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IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: The Journey from 2011-2016

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold the inaugural event of their IPEC Webinar Series on March 9, 2017 at 2:00pm Eastern . Dr. Madeline H. Schmitt and Ms. Ruth Gaare Bernheim will share their perspectives and insights on the development and expansion of the IPEC core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice. This is an opportunity for...
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Next Generation Of Community Health

A report from the American Hospital Association explores what the next generation of community health may look like as hospitals and health systems redefine themselves to keep pace with the changing health care landscape. The report can be obtained at http://www.aha.org/content/17/committee-on-research-next-gen-community-health.pdf...
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Potential Effects Of Converting Medicaid To A Block Program

An analysis from The Commonwealth Fund looks at how converting Medicaid to a block grant program would represent a major shift that departs from current policy and what the evidence is about the likely impact on lower-income Americans, access to health care, and state budgets. The analysis can be obtained at http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/fact-sheet/2017/feb/factsheet_blockgranting_medicaid_v3.pdf...
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Cost To U.S. Universities Of Reduced Numbers Of International Students

Travel bans by the federal government can affect the number of international students who come to the U.S. The Hechinger Report describes the financial impact on universities if there is a reduction in tuition revenue from foreign students. Information about the impact can be obtained at http://hechingerreport.org/immigration-controversy-drive-cost-college/...
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Tom Price Confirmed As HHS Secretary By U.S. Senate

Early this morning, the Senate approved by a vote of 52 to 47 the nomination of Representative Tom Price (R-GA) to be secretary of health and human services (HHS). He is a former orthopedic surgeon and a leading champion of Affordable Care Act repeal campaign. The story can be obtained at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/us/politics/tom-price-health-and-human-services.html?_r=0...
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