Circle September 30 on your calendar. That's the end of the current federal fiscal year. With it may come significant changes for a children's insurance program, less money for community health centers, and a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
There's a lot to look out for this week as the Friday deadline draws near. In this edition of HealthConnections, UT's Dr. Carole Myers talks with WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth about the significance of September 30.
Plus: Appalachian health typically fares worse than the rest of the country. A recent study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation evaluated 41 discrete health factors - educational, socioeconomic, habitual and more - and found Appalachia lagged in 33 categories. We briefly discuss the roots of the region's health disparities.