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NEA: Revised American Health Care Act amendment makes terrible bill even worse

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MACPAC Discusses Implications of Medicaid Proposals in AHCA and Early Findings on Section 1115 Waivers

April 21, 2017—The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) Apr. 20-21 met to examine how a limited number of states used Section 1115 waivers to expand Medicaid and to discuss the implications of the Medicaid reforms proposed in the American Health Care Act (AHCA, ...

MedPAC Passes Medicare Part B Drug Pricing Recommendations

April 7, 2017—The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) April 6 passed several recommendations to change Medicare Part B drug payment policy. The commission also discussed a variety of other Medicare payment issues, including converting Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) to a premium support program.    The commissioners voted unanimously for the Med...

Gorsuch can’t hide extreme record of ruling against students with disabilities

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CMS Releases Medicaid DSH Payment Final Rule

arch 31, 3017—The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) March 30 issued the Treatment of Third Party Payers in Calculating Uncompensated Care Cost in Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) final rule.  It states that all costs and payments associ...

NEA calls for the immediate release of the leaders of Migrant Justice detained by ICE

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Health Care Bill Stalls on House Floor

March 24, 2017—The House of Representatives March 24 pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA, H.R. 1628) just ahead of the scheduled floor vote. The bill repeals significant portions of the Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148 and ...

NEA: Children and families among millions of Americans who will lose health coverage

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NEA: Children and families among millions of Americans who will lose health coverage

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Supreme Court ruling on IDEA standards directly debunks Gorsuch’s view

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AAMC Infographic Shows How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Are Improving Patient Care Through Medical Research and Education

October 26, 2012 The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) has released an infographic illustrating the unique role that the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals play in the health care system. The graphic includes quick facts and statistics that underscore the role of academic medicine in educating and training tomorrow’s doctors, conducting pioneering research to discover new treatments and cures, and improving patient care. The infogr...

AAMC President Calls for New Kind of Leadership in Academic Medicine

San Francisco, Calif., November 4, 2012—Speaking to more than 4,000 attendees at the association’s 123rd annual meeting, AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., called for a new vision of leadership at the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals that multiplies “the intelligence, creativity, and commitment of our faculty, students, residents, and institutional leaders…to create a sustainable future for academic medicine…and resolve t...

AAMC Announces 2012–2013 Board of Directors

Washington, D.C., November 8, 2012—The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) today announced its new board of directors.  The board’s term will run until November 2013. Valerie N. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.A., vice provost for academic affairs and faculty development, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is the association’s new chair.  She ...

Joining Forces Wellness Week Addresses Health Needs of Veterans, Military Service Members, and their Families

America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Renew Commitment to Initiative Washington, D.C., November 12, 2012—In recognition of Veterans Day, the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) today announced the start of Joining Forces Wellness Week, a weeklong effort organized to heighten awareness of the health needs of the nation’s veterans, service members, and their families. Through Joining Forces, medical schools and teaching hospitals hav...

White House FY 2018 Budget Blueprint Proposes Steep Cuts to NIH, Other HHS Agencies

March 17, 2017—Members of Congress and stakeholders in the health community expressed concern over the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget blueprint released March 16 by the White House. The blueprint proposes a $54 billion increase in defense spending in FY 2018 with offsets in non-defense discretionary spending, including substantial cuts to agencies within th...

NEA president: Trump budget deprives students of opportunity

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Reports reveal Gorsuch repeatedly ruled against students with disabilities

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NEA: Repealing the Affordable Care Act will harm millions of students and families

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NEA reacts to Supreme Court sending back case to protect rights of transgender student

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NEA reacts to Supreme Court sends back case to protect rights of transgender student

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