Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Alvin Tran reports on what becomes of the individual mandate for people left out of the Medicaid expansion: "Low-income Americans who live in states that have decided not to expand Medicaid eligibility will not face penalties if they fail to buy insurance next year. That's according to a final rule on exemptions to the health law's individual mandate – the law's controversial requirement that most Americans have health coverage or pay a penalty in 2014. That rule was published Wednesday" (Tran, 6/27).
Also on the blog, Ankita Rao reports on how the recent high court ruling on affirmative action might impact medical school admissions: "In the competitive world of medical school admissions, the intention of creating a diverse student body can include attention to racial background. But that doesn’t sit well with everyone – and the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case that the U.S. Supreme Court offered an opinion on Monday is proof" (Rao, 6/28). Check out what else is new on Capsules.
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