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Policy Update- Week of 7/13/2015

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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, the latest Gallup survey shows that the number of uninsured Americans has hit a new record low since full implementation of the ACA. 

The Senate looks into Government Accountability Office reports that premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are going to fictitious consumers.  Senate leaders threaten to block the confirmation of a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator if the agency does not cooperate with their investigation.

 

Alaska’s new independent governor pledges to take executive action to circumvent legislative opposition to expanding Medicaid under the ACA.  California’s legislature moves a step closer to expanding Medicaid for undocumented immigrants and limiting out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs.

You can find the full Health Reform Update here If you’re interested in Advocacy you can also join the PSI Patient Coalition here.

 

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