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KHN First Edition: November 18, 2015


First Edition

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.

Kaiser Health News: Aid-In-Dying Advocacy Group Girds For Battles After California Victory
Kaiser Health News staff writer Phil Galewitz reports: "Fresh off a political triumph in California, the nation’s chief advocacy group for physician-assisted suicide laws is mobilizing for many more battles on behalf of terminally ill patients. Since Gov. Jerry Brown signed California’s end-of-life options bill last month, a new chapter is starting for Compassion & Choices, a Denver-based nonprofit that led the campaign for the measure and has pushed for such laws for nearly 19 years. California is the fifth state, and largest by far, to allow physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to patients who want to end their lives in their last stages of terminal illnesses." (Galewitz, 11/18)

Kaiser Health News: Study: Health Plan Buyers Will Save Money If They Shop
Kaiser Health News staff writer Phil Galewitz reports: "You better shop around. For holiday gifts? No, for a 2016 health insurance plan on the federal marketplace, Millions of consumers who are enrolled this year could pay higher rates if they stay in the same health plan next year, according to a study released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation." (Galewitz, 11/18)

The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire: At WSJ CEO Council, Health Law’s Success Depends On Which Number You Prefer
By now, supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act often divide along “glass half full or half empty” lines over similar facts, and each perspective was on display at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council on Tuesday. “We believe coverage in general has been improved” by the 2010 law, said Health and Human Services senior counselor Leslie Dach. “That’s an important beginning.” His agency has estimated that the law has extended coverage to 17.6 million people, between its provision requiring plans to cover young adult dependents to their 26th birthdays, the expansion of Medicaid, and the availability of subsidized private coverage to everyone through and state equivalents. The law also imposes new requirements on insurance plans on what they must cover, and says they must price coverage equally regardless of people’s medical history, and these affect everyone who gets insurance on their own. (Radnofsky, 11/17)

The Associated Press: Study: To Avoid Higher Health Law Premiums, Switch Plans
The study from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation looked at a type of coverage called the "lowest cost silver plan." A hypothetical 40-year-old faced an average premium of $264 for the lowest cost silver plan in 2015. If that consumer stays in the same plan for 2016, the premium would be $304, or 15 percent more. (11/18)

The Washington Post: Rate Hikes Widespread For Popular Insurance Unless People Switch Plans
The analysis shows that premiums are escalating for 2016 in virtually all of these plans. And in nearly three-fourths of the counties where consumers can buy coverage through the federal insurance exchange, the plan that was the lowest-price option for 2015 will no longer have the least expensive premium next year. The findings by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health policy organization, reinforce a message that the Obama administration has been spreading since the Nov. 1 start of the third year's enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act: Consumers risk insurance-premium sticker shock unless they are willing to switch to a different plan. (Goldstein, 11/18)

Politico: Senate GOP Presses Ahead With Planned Parenthood Defunding
Senate Republicans are still planning to force Planned Parenthood defunding legislation through the chamber using a fast-track process — despite concerns from some GOP moderates. GOP leadership briefly mulled dumping the defunding provision from a broader measure that dismantles key parts of Obamacare, in an effort to mollify worried moderates. Senate Republicans have struggled to corral 51 votes for the package, which will be passed using a fast-track "reconciliation" process, amid growing opposition from both the conservative and moderate wings of the party. (Kim, 11/17)

The Associated Press: Senate Panel Questions FDA Nominee On Drug Prices, Approvals
President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration defended his record Tuesday as senators pressed him about rising drug prices, slow approval times for new drugs and his ties to the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Robert Califf, 64, is currently the No. 2 official at the agency, which regulates consumer products from medications to seafood to e-cigarettes. (Jalonick, 11/17)

The Associated Press: IMS Health: Drug Spending To Jump 30 Pct. To $1.3T In 2020
As criticism of soaring prescription drug prices in the U.S. grows, global spending on medicines is expected to rise 3 percent to 6 percent annually for the next five years, according to a new forecast from IMS Health. The health data firm predicts global spending will increase by about 30 percent cumulatively from about $1 trillion now to about $1.3 trillion in 2020, driven by expensive new drugs, price hikes, aging populations and increased generic drug use in developing countries. (11/18)

NPR: Justice Department Announces Criminal Charges Against Dietary Supplement Firms
The Department of Justice announced it is bringing civil and criminal charges against some makers and marketers of dietary supplements. According to a statement, the DOJ alleges that the companies sold supplements that either contained unlisted ingredients or make health claims that are inadequately supported by scientific evidence. "The Justice Department and its federal partners have joined forces to [bring] to justice companies and individuals who profit from products that threaten consumer health," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer in the statement. (Wagner, 11/17)

The Associated Press: Clinton, Sanders Spar Over Taxes, Health Care
Intensifying their rivalry, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday accused Bernie Sanders of charting a tax increase on middle-class families and undercutting President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Sanders' campaign shot back that her approach to health care was all about her financial donors. Clinton said at a Dallas rally that Democrats shouldn't follow a plan by "one of my opponents" that would replace the current health care system with a Medicare for all system, turning it over to the states. ... The Democratic front-runner said Sanders' approach would "eliminate" major pieces of the health care system, including private insurance, Medicaid, the Tricare system for veterans and other coverage. But Sanders has said his plan would incorporate Medicare into a broader system intended to cover all Americans and wouldn't mean the government would stop paying for seniors' health care. (11/17)

The Associated Press: Large Health Care Workers Union Backs Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton won the endorsement of the Service Employees International Union on Tuesday, giving her the support of a labor powerhouse that backed President Barack Obama in 2008. The nation's largest health care union represents about 2 million nurses, health care workers and other caregivers and is among the most ethnically diverse unions in the country. The decision is a blow to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose supporters had pushed against an endorsement. (11/17)

Reuters: Democrats See Rare Chance To Win Governor Race In Republican Stronghold Of Louisiana
Edwards, an anti-abortion, pro-gun rights fiscal moderate, heads into Saturday's runoff election with a substantial lead in the polls over his Republican opponent, U.S. Senator David Vitter, in a race showcasing Louisiana's famed bare-knuckles politics. ... A former Army Ranger and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he touts strong ratings from the National Rife Association and the anti-abortion Louisiana Right to Life Federation. On fiscal issues, he calls himself moderate. Edwards would favor expanding Medicaid coverage for the poor under President Barack Obama's health care law. (11/17)

NPR: Prostate Screening Drops Sharply, And So Do Cancer Cases
One of the most intense debates in men's health has flared again: How often should men get screened for prostate cancer? This debate has simmered since 2012, when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force shocked many patients and doctors by recommending against routine prostate cancer screening. Some doctors welcomed the change by the influential panel of experts, saying it would save many men from experiencing false alarms and potentially serious complications of unnecessary treatment. (Stein, 11/17)

Los Angeles Times: Nonprofit Blue Shield Accused Of Backing Out Of $140-Million Charity Pledge
California regulators and consumer groups say insurance giant Blue Shield of California is reneging on a $140-million charitable pledge it made to win approval for a big acquisition. State officials said last month that the San Francisco insurer had agreed to give $14 million annually for 10 years to Blue Shield’s foundation or another charity – in addition to its regular contributions. (Terhune, 11/17)

USA Today: NCAA Policy Chair Backs Health Care For Injured Players After Careers
The chairman of NCAA Division I’s top policy-making group says he would like to see the association’s wealthiest conferences consider following the Pac-12 in providing health-care coverage for all athletes after they have finished their college careers. “There’s no doubt that safety is maybe the issue of the day,” said Division I Board of Directors chair Harris Pastides, who is president of the University of South Carolina. (Berkowitz, 11/16)

The Wall Street Journal: A New York Initiative To Promote Mental Health
Doctors in New York City will soon be asking new mothers some extra questions during medical visits. Along with “How’s your baby?” they’ll also ask, “And how are you?” The new initiative to screen all pregnant women and new mothers for maternal depression was announced Tuesday by Chirlane McCray, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, at a news conference at Bellevue Hospital. (MacMillan, 11/17)

Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent operating program of the Kaiser Family Foundation. (c) 2014 Kaiser Health News. All rights reserved.

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