Trumpcare faces uphill battle as Congress returns to the capitol

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s effort to roll back Obamacare faced growing obstacles on Monday as Republicans who control the U.S. Senate remained divided over how to curb the costs of their proposed healthcare bill and prevent millions from losing coverage. White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, told “Fox News Sunday” that Trump still expected the Senate to pass a healthcare bill either before the start of Congress’ August recess “or maybe a little bit into” the recess. Trump made the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, a central plank of his 2016 campaign. “I cannot imagine that Congress would dare to leave Washington without a beautiful new HealthCare bill fully approved and ready to go!” Trump said early Monday in a post on Twitter. Other Republicans were more pessimistic. “My view is that it’s probably going to be dead,” Senator John McCain of Arizona said of the healthcare legislation on the CBS program “Face the Nation.” Some conservative senators, such as Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky, have said they cannot support the proposal unless it goes further to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the signature legislation of President Barack Obama. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is weighing how to shore up support for the healthcare bill, which would repeal parts of Obamacare and eliminate the tax increases that fund it. The...
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Source: Health Care Renewal - Category: Health Management Tags: hospitals imperial CEO managerialism mission-hostile management perverse incentives Source Type: blogs
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Introduction: Patients with Multiple Myeloma (MM) are living longer due to therapeutic advancements. With improving MM outcomes, supportive care measures focused on optimizing quality of life and minimizing treatment-related toxicities have become more relevant. Patients with MM report high rates of bone pain, skeletal-related events and infections for which bisphosphonates, influenza vaccination, and antiviral prophylaxis have been recommended. The extent to which these supportive care measures are used during routine clinical practice and the factors predicting utilization remain unknown.Methods: We selected older adults...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 902. Health Services Research-Malignant Diseases: Quality Of Life Studies Source Type: research
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Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research
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(MedPage Today) -- Roundup of more top abstracts from Kidney Week 2018
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ConclusionDialysis of children before KTx was a particularly larger burden for caregivers. The child ’s comorbidities and social adaptation problems might be focused after KTx, we need to evaluate for more long-term QOL of caregivers.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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