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Senate health care bill takes slower approach to House bill, expert concerns persist

June 22, 2017

The Senate health care bill, released to the public today, maintains much from the version the House passed May 4, 2017, but presents some key changes such as a slower phase out of Medicaid expansion and funding cost-sharing exchange plans for 2 years.

“The most important take away is that both the House and Senate versions make efforts to stabilize the insurance market — the non-employer, individual insurance markets — in various ways,” Kristine Blackwood, from the international law firm Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, told Healio.com. “There should largely be stability for the next couple of years until some of the changes in the bill would take effect. Most of the coverage changes are pushed out to 2020 and beyond.”

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FDA commissioner calls for public input on lifting generic barriers

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Senate health care bill takes slower approach to House bill, expert concerns persist

June 22, 2017
The Senate health care bill, released to the public today, maintains much from the version the House passed May 4, 2017, but presents some key…

AMA supports efforts to improve substance abuse disorder coverage

June 21, 2017
Experts from four leading nonprofits in the addiction field have determined that existing legislation does not adequately protect insurance coverage…

FDA News

FDA commissioner calls for public input on lifting generic barriers

June 21, 2017
In introducing the FDA’s Drug Competition Action Plan, the commissioner announced his intent to assess ways FDA rules may be misused to create…

In the Journals

State medical licensing board questions may discourage physicians from addressing their mental health

June 21, 2017
Medical license application questions are still not treating mental and physical illness the same, and this could be impacting a physician’s…

Congressional Budget Office releases cost estimate for FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017

June 20, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office released its cost estimate for the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, noting the bill would increase net discretionary…

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BONESUPPORT announces IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm

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BONESUPPORT announced its board of directors has applied for shares of the company to be admitted into trading on Nasdaq Stockholm’s main…

Price has not seen Senate version of health care bill

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Days before an expected vote, HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, said he has not seen the U.S. Senate bill to overhaul the nation’s health care…

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AMA revisits issue of physician burnout

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