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Just three months after Congress gave children's healthcare a 10-year lifeline, Trump reneges

Los Angeles Times

Leave aside that Republicans just passed a tax cut that will create $1.5 trillion in deficits over 10 years. If the money wouldn't be spent, then "there are no savings," Super observes. As for the contingency funds, "the White House argues that, because the economy seems strong, these funds likely will not be needed. If that is true, the rescission saves no money and is pure theater. If, however, an economic downturn comes, why would we not want to help the newly impoverished as much as the chronic poor?"


Top 8 Healthcare Mobile App Development Trends in 2020

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Nowadays, the healthcare sector is changing at a rapid pace. What once was a conventional industry that worked around many rounds of contact between doctor and patient almost always led to a shallow positive feeling that telemedicine has made the relationship between the doctor-patient real-time and without geographical constraints. A while back, we discussed the healthcare developments that would govern 2018, and now that we are getting ready to start a new year, it is only fitting that we look at where technology is going for the healthcare industry. Let us look at top healthcare trends for 2020 and beyond without further delay. AI is altering our view on the delivery of modern-day Healthcare.


Microsoft reports 'encouraging increase' of AI in UK healthcare

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Microsoft UK has reported an "encouraging increase" in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in healthcare. In a survey of the use of AI in UK industry, 46% of healthcare leaders reported their organisation used the technology in some capacity, reflecting an 8% increase compared to 2018. The biggest growth areas reported were research-level AI, which grew 13% in the past 12 months. Robot process automation (RPA) and general automation both increased by 10%, while the use of voice recognition technology increased by 9%. The study, conducted by YouGov, included the input of some 1,000 business leaders and 4,000 employees.


Trump heads to Capitol Hill to push for the GOP healthcare bill

Los Angeles Times

Despite President Trump's personal appeals to lawmakers, the fate of the Republican healthcare bill remained uncertain Tuesday, as the fraught relationship between the president and congressional Republicans faces what could be a defining test. "Honestly, a loss is not acceptable, folks," Trump warned lawmakers, bluntly telling fellow Republicans that failure to pass the bill to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act could cost the GOP its majorities in the House and Senate. The morning strategy session at the Capitol was the first time in his two months as president that Trump met with almost the full House Republican Conference that was elected with him in November. The membership reflects the disparate coalition of Republicans who aligned to make him their standard-bearer last year. The question for the party now is whether that ideologically diverse group can govern.


The Obamacare debate is not just about healthcare

Al Jazeera

If you don't live in the US, the battle over the future of healthcare probably seems unimportant and even distant. You may watch with wonder and puzzlement but ultimately, you don't care or understand it...except that you should. Under the surface, it is not just a tussle over healthcare - it's a struggle over what it actually means to be American. The result could have a profound and lasting impact on the country's future. The question at the centre of the debate is very simple: is America a nation where government helps out or is it one that needs to stick to the you're-on-your-own philosophy that built it?