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Passage of Cures Act comes at expense of preventive health funding

Passage of Cures Act comes at expense of preventive health funding

The Senate's passage of the 21st Century Cures bill Wednesday reflects something of a mixed bag for public health advocates.



Insurance

Medicaid cancer patients receive subpar care

Medicaid cancer patients receive subpar care

Cancer patients with Medicaid coverage receive poorer quality and less healthcare than those with employer-sponsored, Medicare or other private insurance. Medicaid benefits vary from state by state and experts say that inequality will likely grow under the Trump administration.

Surveys

CEO Power Panel: No repeal without replace

Many CEOs responding to our post-election survey said they're willing to consider Trump's healthcare reform ideas. But 86% said an ACA repeal should not proceed without a replacement that provides affordable health insurance for all Americans who lack employer-based coverage.

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