Sales Pitch for ACA: The Policy & Practice Podcast


Health officials are calling on doctors to help save the health care law. HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius reached out to doctors who support the law. She asked them to inform their friends, neighbors, and even opponents, about how the law would work.

Frances Correa/IMNG Medical Media HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius said physicians are an essential element of health reform.

Later in the week, she testified at a Congressional briefing that misinformation about what is in the law explains negative public opinion on health reform.

A Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act is still pending. Regardless of how the Court rules, former CMS administrator Dr. Don Berwick said it's economic pressures and polarization in Congress that's holding back progress in health reform.

Meanwhile, the Medicare trustees report found that the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will be insolvent in 2024. For more on that, listen to this week's Policy & Practice Podcast.

- Frances Correa (@FMCReporting)

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