Arkansas lawmakers ask governor to drop Medicaid proposal; Puerto Rico health advocates urge attention to Medicare crisis

> Saying there are too many unanswered questions surrounding the program, Arkansas lawmakers have asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to drop his proposal to shift some Medicaid services to private companies, according to Arkansas BusinessArticle

> As congressional Republicans craft debt-relief legislation, health advocates in Puerto Rico are asking they not ignore the island's looming Medicare crisis, according to The Hill. Article

> Affordable Care Act exchange plan users received a total of $30 billion in advance premium tax credit subsidies and cost-sharing reduction subsidies during the 12-month period ending Sept. 30 of last year, according to a new report from the IRS. Report

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> Nearly two years after the beginning of a scandal that rocked the Department of Veterans Affairs, a panel is considering a proposal that would turn veterans' care over to the private sector. Article

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> The quality of urgent healthcare varies widely among commercial providers of virtual doctor visits, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Article

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