As the House gears up for an expected vote today, the latest hang-up is a last-minute demand by the conservative House Freedom Caucus to repeal the ACA's essential health benefits, which require health plans to cover at least 10 types of services.
Is Congress really exempt from Obamacare? Has the Affordable Care Act led the quality of US care to plummet? And for that matter, are Obamacare and the ACA even the same thing? On the Affordable Care Act's seventh anniversary—and with its future uncertain—the Daily Briefing dives into the most enduring myths, misconceptions, and misinterpretations surrounding the law.
Physicians treating high-profile patients often feel pressure from the patients' families and hospital leaders to provide extra—and sometimes unnecessary—care, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.