MNA NewsScan, May 20, 2013: MN health care innovation cuts costs for the poor; poverty up in the suburbs
Is the Future of American Health Care in Oregon? “The governor has a notion that you can move away from medical billing and towards a more flexible approach to health-care spending that makes more sense for the community,” John McConnell, a health economist at Oregon Health and Science University, is telling me. Then he stops. “You’ve heard the air conditioner story, right?”
Medicaid Opposition Underscores States’ Health Care Disparities Republican opposition in many statehouses to expanding Medicaid next year under President Obama‘s healthcare law — opposition that could leave millions of the nation’s poorest residents without insurance coverage — will likely widen the divide between the nation’s healthiest and sickest states.
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