Capsules: AMA To Do 'Whatever We Can' To Help Carry Out Health Law; Federal Rule Extends Subsidies For College Students

Now on Kaiser Health News’ blog, Mary Agnes Carey reports on the American Medical Association’s new president and her take on the health law: "In an interview taped for C-SPAN's Newsmakers, Ardis Dee Hoven, who became the AMA’s 168th president last month, said the White House has not approached her or the AMA directly about a formal role, but 'we have been in communication with many, many individuals in the administration about our role as physicians in this and what we can help them do, and what we can do to help our patients get the kind of information they need. We will continue to work with the administration and do whatever we can in our power to make this happen,' said Hoven, an infectious diseases specialist from Lexington, Ky." (Carey, 7/2).

Also on the blog, Michelle Andrews reports on college students and health care: "While expansion of coverage under the health law has helped about 3 million young people get insurance through their parents’ plans, many remain uninsured or have coverage through student health plans. But that's not an option for some students, who might look to student health plans or the online health insurance marketplaces for coverage next year" (Andrews, 7/2). Check out what else is on the blog.

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