Health care news from around the web: Dec. 4 – 8, 2017

Written on Dec 08, 2017

Sherrod Brown urges Congress to extend funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program
Sen. Sherrod Brown is urging Congress to immediately extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Known as Healthy Start in Ohio, the program is set to run out of funding by year’s end. The state is making contingency plans if Congress doesn’t act.

5 ways Congressional tax legislation would transform health care
Having failed to repeal and replace the ACA, Congress is now working on a tax overhaul. But it turns out the tax bills in the House and Senate also aim to reshape health care. Here are five ways the tax legislation could change health policy.

Amazon may be seeking to enter the health care industry
Amazon may be getting into the health care industry. Initial reports have not made it clear what Amazon’s role in the health care market might be. It is possible it could work as a wholesaler, selling drugs to businesses, or sell them as a retailer.

How exactly would single-payer health care work?
Whether you call it single payer or Medicare for all, the idea of a government-sponsored universal health care system, no matter how contentiously debated, continues to infiltrate the health care discussion.

Tech Corner - The top USB portable chargers for your phone
With so many different phones, charging terminology, cables, and ports, trying to find a versatile yet portable battery back can be a daunting task.

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