Capsules: 17 Million People Eligible For Premium Subsidies, Study Finds; Study Points To 'Imbalance' In Spending On Doctor Training

Now on Kaiser Health News’ blog, Mary Agnes Carey reports on a new study regarding eligibility for health law subsidies: "Seventeen million people who are now uninsured or who buy their own health insurance will be eligible for tax credits next year to help purchase coverage on the health law’s online marketplaces or exchanges, according to an analysis released Tuesday" (Carey, 11/5).

Also on the blog, Phil Galewitz reports on findings about a spending "imbalance" related to doctor training: "Florida and New York have roughly the same population, but New York has five times as many Medicare-sponsored residency training positions and seven times the Medicare funding graduate medical education. The numbers give a glimpse into the 'imbalance' in how Medicare distributes its $10 billion a year for graduate medical education (GME), according to a study by George Washington University researchers published Monday in Health Affairs" (Galewitz, 11/4). Check out what else is on the blog.

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