These days it seems as though healthcare reform is largely synonymous with turmoil and partisanship without regard for the patients living behind the policies. Consider the flurry of failed ‘repeal and replace’ propositions and the recent resignation of HHS Secretary Tom Price, the missed deadline for the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the threat from the White House for an executive order enabling low cost ‘skinny’ insurance purchasing across state lines.
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