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US tariff announcement prompts trade war fears, scramble for exemptions; Trump administration blocks Idaho efforts to undermine Obamacare; Economy added 313,000 jobs in February.
Why don’t we mandate the flu vaccination? This is a question that Faculty Affiliate Ezekiel Emanuel poses in his New York Times Op-Ed.
“Starting next year, we should provide the vaccine free in all schools, preschools and day care centers — and require that all children under 18 get it before Thanksgiving.
What are we waiting for? Must more children die unnecessarily?”
GOP considers budget maneuver to help pay for additional ObamaCare healthcare funding; U.S. weekly jobless claims drop to lowest level since 1969; U.S. consumer inflation increases in January.
Faculty Affiliates Mark V. Pauly and Kevin Volpp write about Trump’s detrimental impact on Medicare in their Op-Ed for Marketplace.
“President Trump has proposed some modest steps to slow the apparently inexorable growth in Medicare entitlement spending, breaking with his campaign promise to leave alone government-funded programs for seniors.
Although there is often little correlation between presidential budget proposals and budgets eventually approved by Congress, the administration’s budget, which calls for reducing Medicare spending by about $270 billion over 10 years, may start the conversation about what to do to slow growth in Medicare spending.
While cuts in provider payments in some areas will be significant, the administration has left alone the harder questions of whether we can afford to provide generous Medicare benefits to all seniors and to continue to make coverage decisions largely without considering cost.”
Trump administration opens access to insurance outside Obamacare; Final TPP deal leaves out US rules; Business leaders confident in economy, but worried about the skills gap; Oil falls on US stockpiles.