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AAFP, AMA: Congressional Budget Office report shows AHCA needs work

May 25, 2017

The presidents of AAFP and AMA have unleashed a new round of criticism regarding the American Health Care Act, the bill initiating the repeal of the Affordable Care Act that narrowly passed the House earlier this month.

The groups’ comments come after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation released a report on Wednesday that indicated the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would leave 14 million more people uninsured than under the present law. According to the CBO report, that number would increase to 19 million by 2020 and to 23 million by 2026. The total number of uninsured in 2026 under the age of 65 would be 51 million based on CBO projections.

O&P advocates to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill

May 25, 2017
WASHINGTON — Members of the O&P community gathered at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association Policy Forum, here, to prepare for meetings with…

NAAOP calls on members to support VA bill of rights legislation

May 24, 2017
The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics has applauded the reintroduction of a bill to educate veterans with limb loss and other…

Pediatric hospital in Missouri opens new lab for musculoskeletal research

May 24, 2017
Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis recently opened a new laboratory that will focus on pediatric musculoskeletal research and regenerative medicine, according…
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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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