Modern Healthcare Staff
Aurora Aguilar sets the editorial vision for Modern Healthcare. Previously, Aurora led the newsroom at NPR affiliate Chicago Public Media and managed special projects there that concentrated on healthcare policy issues. She was executive producer of the station’s flagship talk show. She produced and edited live election coverage, events, and essays and commentaries written by authors such as John Green and Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Aurora won numerous awards from the Associated Press, National Association of Black Journalists and James Beard Foundation among other organizations. Aurora also reported for the Daily Herald and freelanced for the Chicago Tribune.
The last time I was able to ask a federal official whether there was a replacement plan was August 2019 and I was told one was coming soon. Seven months and one pandemic later, it’s states and providers that are figuring out ways to keep the uninsured healthy.
Atrius Health, the largest not-for-profit independent medical group in New England, this year reported a $38.7 million operating surplus. It credits risk-based payments for that success, with about 75% of its revenue coming from full-risk contracts in 2018.
There’s been fierce debate weighing the public health benefits of maintaining sanitary medical products vs. the potential health risks of using ethylene oxide, a gas the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has labeled a human carcinogen.