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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…

WHO elects Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus first African director-general

May 23, 2017
WHO has elected former Ethiopian minister of health and minister of foreign affairs Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, its…
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WHO elects Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus first African director-general

May 23, 2017
WHO has elected former Ethiopian minister of health and minister of foreign affairs Tedros Adhanom
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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…

WHO elects Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus first African director-general

May 23, 2017
WHO has elected former Ethiopian minister of health and minister of foreign affairs Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD,

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

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PrEP use consistent with CDC guidelines may reduce STIs among MSM

May 23, 2017
The use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention in addition to routine screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections…

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
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WHO: 302 attacks on health care workers in 2016, most in Syria

May 22, 2017
WHO counted 302 attacks on health care workers in 20 countries last year, leading to 372 deaths and 491 injuries. But the agency said these types of…

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