Here's a link to a Blue Cross report on caesarian deliveries which happily finds that
While geographic disparities exist, the data found a consistent decline in the national rate of cesarean births reversing a 20-year trend of increasing rates. During a five-year period between July 2010 and June 2015, the cesarean rate decreased slightly each year within the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) member population, to 33.7 percent from 35.2 percent. The 1.5 percentage point decrease in cesarean deliveries represents approximately 36,000 more vaginal births than expected during the five-year study period.The FEHBlog also was happy to read that the Surgeon General has "sent a letter to 2.3 million American health professionals, asking them to lead a national movement to turn the tide on the nation’s prescription opioid epidemic." The letter also included a copy of the CDC's pocket guide on prescribing opioids.
On the not so bright side, the Federal Times reports on the growing prospect for a jump in 2017 Medicare Part B premiums for CSRS annuitants (absent Congressional action).