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Past rulings may provide insight on how Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh may impact health care

September 7, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings this week for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The former Supreme Court law clerk and…

ACR calls on Trump administration to reverse Medicare Part D formulary change

August 30, 2018
The American College of Rheumatology is calling on President Donald Trump’s administration and CMS to reverse a new guidance that would allow…

Trump administration reports progress in lowering drug prices, while AMA, AAFP, await word on their proposals

August 22, 2018
President Donald J. Trump’s administration’s plan to lower drug prices — a 44-page document it calls the American Patients First…

ACP: CMS ‘Pathway to Success’ is a bumpy one

August 14, 2018
The American College of Physicians said in a press release there were good things and bad things about the new CMS plan known as Pathways to Success…

Trump administration creates insurance plans it says are affordable, medical ethicist says are ‘junk’

August 2, 2018
A new battle has begun in the ongoing war between the Trump administration and most medical societies on what the definition of health care insurance…

House passes permanent repeal of medical device tax

July 25, 2018
On July 24, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protect Medical Innovation Act by a vote of 238-132. This bipartisan legislation permanently…

Enhanced immigration enforcement in US could worsen HIV epidemic

July 21, 2018
Since the 2016 United States elections, immigrants from Latin America with HIV have become more anxious about the possibility of being deported to…
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Maternal mortality review bill awaits legislative action

July 19, 2018
The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act and Maternal Health Accountability Act — House and Senate bills with bipartisan support that would help…

Analysis: CMS stopping risk adjustment payments leaves insurance premiums in limbo, jeopardizes Affordable Care Act

July 12, 2018
The CMS decision to stop further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program leaves many questions about future health coverage and…
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Experts say lawsuit challenging Affordable Care Act could kill it

June 25, 2018
Attempts to eliminate the Affordable Care Act have taken a new turn. Nearly two dozen states or their governors have filed a lawsuit against the…