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Congressional Budget Office estimates $119 billion in savings over 10 years for House-passed AHCA

May 24, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office — a non-partisan scoring agency — and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation released its cost estimate for the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act and estimated $119 billion in net savings from 2017 to 2026 for the proposed health care plan.

Republicans needed the bill to shave off $2 billion from the federal deficit over the decade span for it to be considered under the reconciliation process in the Senate.

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Prescription drug prices rose nearly 10% in 2016

May 24, 2017
The cost of prescription drugs increased by 8.77% last year, the fourth consecutive year drug prices have gone up, according to data from the Truveris National Drug…
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High-risk pools may raise health care costs for all Americans

May 24, 2017
Reinstituting high-risk pools as a state option as part of the American Health Care Act that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would move health…

Federal budget proposal would deal ‘devastating blow’ to medical research

May 23, 2017
The Trump administration’s proposed 2018 budget would decimate scientific research and innovation while jeopardizing millions of Americans’ access to…
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HCV Updates and Case Challenges for the Rapidly Changing Landscape

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In the past few years, significant progress has been made in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Highly…
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Congressional Budget Office estimates $119 billion in savings over 10 years for House-passed AHCA

May 24, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office — a non-partisan scoring agency — and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation released its cost…

Perspective

Prescription drug prices rose nearly 10% in 2016

May 24, 2017
The cost of prescription drugs increased by 8.77% last year, the fourth consecutive year drug prices have gone up, according to data from the…

In the Journals

High-risk pools may raise health care costs for all Americans

May 24, 2017
Reinstituting high-risk pools as a state option as part of the American Health Care Act that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives…

Federal budget proposal would deal ‘devastating blow’ to medical research

May 23, 2017
The Trump administration’s proposed 2018 budget would decimate scientific research and innovation while jeopardizing millions of…

ACP offers recommendations to Congress for health care reform

May 23, 2017
Today, the ACP released a new policy agenda containing several recommendations for Congress to improve American health care. The paper, titled A

Cybersecurity expert: 5 things physicians should consider to help protect data

May 22, 2017
In this guest commentary, Zuly Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security and former cybersecurity expert at the National Security

Q&A: Why health care remains a target to cyberattacks like WannaCry

May 22, 2017
Earlier this month, hackers executed a worldwide ransomware attack that has impacted more than 100 countries and infected tens of thousands of…

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AAP: Fruit juice should not be given to children younger than 1 year

May 22, 2017
Due to its high sugar and calorie content, in addition to its lack of protein and fiber, fruit juice should not be given to infants younger than 1

Q&A: How to identify patients with HCV

May 19, 2017
Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day are observed annually in May to raise awareness of the disease and encourage clinicians to test…

Most doctors disapprove of Trump approach to health care

May 19, 2017
A new survey shows that the majority of U.S. doctors do not like President Donald J. Trump’s job performance when it comes to health care…

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