NPR — Latest GOP effort to replace Obamacare could end health care for millions
“The Graham-Cassidy plan would take health insurance coverage away from millions of people, eliminate critical public health funding, devastate the Medicaid program, increase out-of-pocket costs and weaken or eliminate protections for people living with pre-existing conditions,” says Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, in a statement.

Business Insider — Bill Gates reveals the biggest public health threats over the next 10 years
Bill and Melinda Gates have released their first-annual “Goalkeepers” report, a celebration of key milestones in public health and a look at which issues are still most pressing. The wins include sizeable declines in childhood mortality and HIV infection rates, while the ongoing struggles include family planning and equality for women and the biggest challenges in the coming decade are infectious and chronic disease.

The Wall Street Journal — Medicare and Medicaid need innovation
More than 130 million Americans are enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid. America’s elderly and most vulnerable citizens depend on these programs. But both face fiscal crises. … The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a powerful tool for improving quality and reducing costs: the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. … This administration plans to lead the Innovation Center in a new direction.

Bloomberg — Pharma keeps ignoring its price problem
Want to get pharma companies up in arms? Tell them it doesn’t cost that much to get a cancer drug to market. A widely reported paper published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association did exactly that, claiming that the median cost of developing a cancer drug was $648 million for a set of 10 companies. A recent industry-sponsored study puts the number closer to $3 billion.

Health News Florida  — Preventing mosquito infestations after Irma
With restoration continuing this week after Hurricane Irma, Florida Department of Health officials are warning residents about standing water left by the storm as a thriving environment for mosquitoes. Containers like garden pots, birdbaths, tires and cans, when filled with standing water, can host mosquitoes laying up to 200 eggs.