Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• On Thursday night, Republican Senators failed to pass the "skinny" bill, which would have said goodbye to ACA's "individual mandate." The mandate required that nearly every American have insurance or pay a penalty and was one of Obamacare's least popular provisions. Insurers, doctors, consumer advocates, and health policy experts agreed that this repeal would have wrecked the individual market. Read More
• Amidst the rumors that Apple is in talks with health care organizations to explore the realm of health records, reports that Amazon is considering developing an EHR platform are stirring. Amazon has reportedly started a secret lab in Seattle, its headquarters, and has a crew working on health care applications for Amazon devices. Read More
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• While there has been significant progress in research surrounding sports-related head injuries, there is little data on women as most research participants tend to be male athletes. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently began to require scientists to include female animals in brain injury studies. Read More
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