January 30, 2017

Weekly review: Healthgrades names top 258 US hospitals for clinical outcomes

Daily Briefing

The Trump effect: Experts predict how the president will change health care (Jan. 23)
A range of health care experts—including Uwe Reinhardt, Ashish Jha, and Thomas Miller—give their takes to the Daily Briefing on how President Trump and the GOP-led Congress may change the industry.

Two GOP senators release new plan: 'If states like their Obamacare, they can keep it' (Jan. 24)
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) says the plan seeks to insure more people than currently have coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Trump's HHS pick's final confirmation hearing: What Price said—and what comes next (Jan. 25)
Rep. Tom Price, President Trump's nominee for HHS secretary, fielded questions from the Senate Finance Committee on vaccine safety, the president's recent executive order, and more.

Healthgrades names top 258 US hospitals for clinical outcomes (Jan. 26)
Healthgrades recently gave its "2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence" to 258 hospitals, recognizing facilities performing in the top 5 percent nationwide based on risk-adjusted clinical outcomes for dozens of common procedures and conditions.

Trump admin pulls ACA enrollment ads (Jan. 27)
An HHS spokesperson said the department cut the ads "in an effort to look for efficiencies, where they exist," while stakeholders accused the Trump administration of trying to "sabotage open enrollment."

Sen. Paul unveils ACA replacement proposal (Jan. 27)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in a release called on his Republican colleagues to pass legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act alongside a repeal measure.

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