In This Issue:
- Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
- Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives
- Other Congressional and State Initiatives
- Other Health Care News
- Upcoming Hearings and Markups
- Excerpt from Implementation of the Affordable Care Act:
8 Million Insured: President Barack Obama announced that 8 million people signed up for private insurance through the health insurance marketplace. Thirty-five percent of those who signed up are under the age of 35 and 28% are between the ages of 18 and 34.
Inappropriate Antibiotic Use May Rise: A study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal Emerging Infectious Diseases found that inappropriate antibiotic use may rise in Medicaid patients with short-term respiratory tract infections when Medicaid is expanded under the ACA.
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