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On the record with David Smith, Medicaid Transformation Project Executive, AVIA

Last week, AVIA, a Chicago-based national innovation network for hospitals and health systems, announced it was leading an initiative aimed at transforming Medicaid and that it’s lined up Andy Slavitt, the former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to help.
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Decreased funding ‘absolutely a big deal,’ says lead navigator group

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced this week it’s slashing funding for the Affordable Care Act’s navigator program to $10 million. That’s down from $36 million last year. In Illinois, CMS is decreasing funding from $1.8 million to $400,000.
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Tech startup aims to connect uninsured with coverage

With funding for navigators, enrollment assisters previously paid for by the Affordable Care Act, facing an uncertain future, the leaders of a Chicago-based tech startup believe they can help fill the gap.
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Regional HHS director defends Trump’s drug price plan

Health and Human Services Regional Director Doug O’Brien pushed back this week against criticism that President Donald Trump’s plan to reduce drug prices won’t go far enough.
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