What a Trump election might mean for the ACA

In an article published November 9th on the Health Affairs BlogTimothy Jost, Emeritus Professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law and a member of the Institute of Medicine, cataloged the potential ramifications of what a Trump Presidency might mean for the Affordable Care Act.  A summary of Jost's arguments are included below:

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Six states receive federal funds for EHR incentives program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to six state Medicaid programs for planning activities to implement an electronic health record incentive program. The states include Colorado, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
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AHRQ's 2009 funded projects to prevent health care-associated infections; $7 million for BSIs and UTIs

To address healthcare associated infections, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has funded and collaborated with other Federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to develop and launch projects that prevent and reduce HAIs. These projects are primarily funded through existing AHRQ mechanisms.

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HHS announces ARRA grants for prevention, wellness

The Department of Health and Human Services will award $120 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to states and territories for prevention and wellness programs. The application deadline is Nov. 24.  The funding is part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative. 

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