This week we’re reading about:
- The current “doc fix” or Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula debate, which has implications for children’s access to health insurance and Medicare payments to doctors. More: Children from lower- and moderate-income families would be big losers if the Supreme Court rejects premium subsidies for many states in the King v. Burwell case, says the Urban Institute and echoed by this Washington Post op-ed.
- President Obama’s mental health legacy. ThinkProgress writes the president “has found his place as the most progressive executive on mental health issues in the last 30 years.”
- New 529A ABLE accounts received the federal green light last week, according to The National Law Review, and from the first state – Virginia – on Friday.
- The wages of home care workers. PBS NewsHour shares the latest on the Department of Labor home care regulation and the tension between accessing, and affording, in-home supports and services while paying workers a reasonable wage.