Four Health Care Takeaways from 2017

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<p>President Donald Trump’s first year in office was one of the most frenetic and confusing periods in U.S. health care history. Beneath the apparent chaos, however, continuity ruled, Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, M.D., says in a new<em> To the Point</em> post. </p><p>Blumenthal highlights four enduring aspects of health policy that held true in 2017:</p>
<li>The ghosts of Hamilton and Jefferson still stalk the political stage.</li>
<li>Once granted, benefits are hard to take away.</li>
<li>The arc of history bends toward coverage.</li>
<li>A new president’s best opportunity for health reform is year one. </li>
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