WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't make things worse.That's the advice of former U.S. health secretaries of both parties to President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress, now that "Obamacare" seems here for the foreseeable future. The 2018 sign-up season for subsidized private health plans starts Nov. 1, with about 10 million people currently served through HealthCare.gov and its state counterparts.Stability should be the immediate goal, said former Health and Human Services secretaries Kathleen Sebelius, Mike Leavitt and Tommy Thompson. At minimum: Dispel the political and legal uncertainty — fueled by presidential tweets — around billions in subsidies for consumers' insurance copays and deductibles.
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By MICHAEL VIRTANEN and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press - Friday Jul 7, 2017
West Virginia is saddled with one of the country's lowest median incomes and has some of the worst rates of unemployment, drug overdose deaths, life expectancy, smoking, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and disabilities.Around 3 in 10 of the 1.8 million West Virginians are on Medicaid, making it the most dependent state on the health insurance program for the poor, disabled and nursing home residents that the GOP bill would cut.The Progressive Change Campaign Committee ran a TV ad featuring the mother of a grown daughter with cerebral palsy saying she "wants to cry" when she hears Capito may support Medicaid cuts, and liberal MoveOn.org, the state AFL-CIO and others are using #savemecapito on Twitter to whip up opposition to the GOP bill.[...] while aides say she's held numerous meetings with constituents, advocacy groups and local officials, like many Senate Republicans, she avoided this week's July 4 parades — normally a staple of politicking— and skipped town halls this year."[...] she's been a person of ethics and morals to try to do the right thing for West Virginians," said Debrin Jenkins, executive director of the West Virginia Rural Health Association, which advocates for health care in the state's many small communities.She says McConnell's plans to add $45 billion over a decade for states' drug abuse programs is a plus, and she wants the bill's federal health care subsidies geared toward helping the state's rural, poor and often older residents.[...] she wants some way to protect the state's Medicaid expansion, which has added 175,000 beneficiaries to the program.More than a fourth have substance abuse problems, and state officials say they got $112 million in federal money last year to provide services for them.
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- California passes prescription drug pricing transparency bill
By Catherine Ho - Thursday Sep 14, 2017
State legislators have passed a bill aimed at creating greater transparency around prescription drug pricing by requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide advance notice and more detailed explanations for raising the price of a drug. The bill, co-authored by Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), was approved by the Senate on Wednesday after clearing the Assembly earlier this week. The proposal now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown. Under the legislation, SB 17, drug companies would have to alert health insurers at least 60 days before they plan to increase the price of a drug if the increase is at least 16 percent over a two-year period.