The Senate Thursday released its long-awaited health reform draft bill, and American Health Line developed a side-by-side chart that will help you understand exactly how it differs from the Affordable Care Act and the House-passed health reform bill.
Several health care provider and public health groups are criticizing the Senate's draft health reform bill, saying its proposed changes to Medicaid would result in larger cuts to federal funding than the House-approved American Health Care Act, which also faced immediate backlash from industry stakeholders.
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers say "the body of evidence summarized [in the analysis] indicates that coverage expansions significantly increase patients' access to care and use of preventive care, primary care, chronic illness treatment, medications, and surgery."
HHS CIO Beth Killoran says the department has "a responsibility to make sure that we're protecting citizens' information as they make it public and as they want to use that information to improve their health."
Barry Kramer, director of the cancer prevention division at the National Cancer Institute, said recent increases in screening for individuals' vitamin D levels stem at least partly from the incomplete science around the vitamin's benefits.