Over the weekend, I joined more than a dozen Catholic healthcare system leaders in urging President Donald Trump to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Now that the decision has been made to end the program, it is imperative that Congress develop and pass a permanent solution that extends the protections for these Dreamers.
The U.S. over the last half century has moved inexorably toward universal coverage: Medicare and Medicaid; the Children's Health Insurance Program; the ACA. It will get there one way or another.
River Edge Behavioral Health CEO Shannon Terrell calls for evidence-based treatments for those suffering from mental illness and substance abuse issues.
Regarding the story "CMS actuary predicts GOP repeal bill will reduce coverage by 13 million" (ModernHealthcare.com, June 13), with the increasing number of plans that offer horrific coverage for care (catastrophic coverage designs, for example), it is somewhat unfair to simply state a lost coverage number.
Senate GOP leaders reportedly are crafting a revised version of the Graham-Cassidy bill to make it more attractive to Sen. Lisa Murkowski in terms of funding for Alaska. But the Senate parliamentarian could knock out its central feature.