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A fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Affordable Care Act was rejected Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

Decision means it is highly unlikely that they would decide the case before the 2020 election
In an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report

New Guidance Issued for Care of Children With Williams Syndrome

Children with WS should be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist, undergo psychoeducational evaluation
The American College of Physicians says the U.S. health care system "is ill and needs a bold new prescription" that includes coverage for all Americans and lower costs.

ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix ‘Ill’ U.S. Health Care System

American College of Physicians has endorsed two proposals being discussed by Democratic presidential candidates
Patients with ulcerative colitis have an increased risk for colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer mortality

Colorectal Cancer Risk Still Up in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

Even after adjustment for tumor stage, patients with ulcerative colitis have higher risk for CRC mortality
From 2011 to 2017

2011 to 2017 Saw Increase in Binge Drinks Per Binge Drinker

Largest percentage increases seen for those without high school diploma, household income under $25,000
About 170 visitors and employees at Yosemite National Park have been hit by gastrointestinal illness

Stomach Virus Strikes 170 Yosemite Visitors, Staff

Two cases confirmed as norovirus, and most of the others are consistent with the virus
Ageism predicts significantly worse health outcomes

Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes

Older persons who are less educated particularly likely to have adverse health effects of ageism
There is near consensus across 30 years of economic analysis of single-payer plans that a single-payer system would reduce health expenditures in the United States

Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money

Largest savings predicted to come from simplified billing and lower drug costs
The Affordable Care Act has reduced disparities in access to health care among black

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

Nationwide improvements in insurance coverage and access to care seen, even in nonexpansion states
The U.S. approval and regulation processes for pharmaceutical agents have evolved during the last four decades

Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored

FDA drug review times down from 1983 to 2017, but time from clinical testing to approval did not change