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June 27, 2017 / Kendra Allen, Editor

Medical groups find the Senate health care bill disappointing

HEALTH
– The Senate revision of the House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act, was released last week and people are finding the same faults that were present in the first bill. After analyzing the bill, many medical groups, such as the American Medical Association and the American Society for Clinical Oncology, have come out against it. (NBC, 6/26)

Medicaid also covers two-thirds of people in nursing homes. The health care bills in the House and Senate would also let companies charge older people more for insurance than they would younger customers.

“We are disappointed that the legislation fails to meet our guiding principles for healthcare reform by halting Medicaid expansion, reinstating annual and lifetime coverage caps, and cutting coverage for essential health benefits including cancer screening,” said Dr. Bruce Johnson, president of the American Society for Clinical Oncology.

– Children’s National Health System has been rated one of the top pediatric care centers in the country. (WBJ, 6/27)

PHILANTHROPY | After 26 years of investing in nonprofit workforce development organizations that have trained and supported DC residents, the Jovid Foundation is closing its doors in August 2017.

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY | Yanique Redwood, chair of WRAG’s Board and president and CEO of Consumer Health Foundation, recounts her weekend looking for affordable housing in the District and only seeing the real impact of the city’s income inequity. (CHF Blog, 6/26)

PUBLIC SAFETY | Congress members have introduced a bill to allow representatives and senators to carry concealed weapons in the District. (AFRO, 6/23)

LGBTQ | The Supreme Court has ruled that gay couples are entitled to equal treatment on birth certificates. (NYT, 6/26)

EDUCATIONSchool Secession Is Segregation (Citylab, 6/26)


The weather on Jupiter seems pretty cool.

– Kendra

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