Trump and Healthcare

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  • Head of New U.S. Corporate Health Plan Cites Surgery as Biggest Cost Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon who was named this week to head the company being formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to trim employee healthcare costs, on Thursday cited surgery as the single biggest U.S. healthcare cost and said there are ways to both cut costs and improve patient care.
  • Immigration Detainees Influx Squeezes Healthcare at California Prison -Workers An influx of hundreds of immigration detainees at a U.S. prison in California is straining its medical staff and raising concerns about the adequacy of healthcare for detainees and inmates, several employees at the prison have told Reuters.
  • CMS Seeks Feedback on Physician Self-referral Law CMS asks for suggestions on potential changes to the Stark Law, which has been cited as an impediment to coordinating healthcare services.
  • U.S. Centers Force Migrant Children to Take Drugs - Lawsuit Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit.


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