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Opioid Toolkits Available
CBO Provides Cost Estimate For CHIP Extension Bill
Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Leslie Porth
The American Hospital Association released "Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic." This toolkit provides guidance, information and case examples to hospitals and health systems on how to tackle opioid abuse. MHA released its Opioid Crisis Interactive Toolkit in April.
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state and federal health policy developments
Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler
The Congressional Budget Office provided cost estimates for H.R. 3921, which would extend federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five years and make adjustments to Medicare premium subsidies for higher-income individuals. The net effect of the proposed bill would reduce the deficit by $1.1 billion from 2018 to 2027.
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More than 120 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed so far this season.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention