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Innovation, Research

Air pollution impacts can be heart-stopping

January 28, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The nationwide study of data from Japan, chosen for its superior monitoring, population density and relative air quality, is believed to be by far the largest of its kind. It provides comprehensive evidence of the relationship between PM2.5 and cardiac […]


Regulatory

Candidates are betting big on health. Is that what voters really want?

December 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The one thing we know about health care in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race is that it’s a top issue for voters. The latest Tracking Poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found 24% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said […]


Regulatory

White House touts progress in opioid crisis, but health researchers are skeptical

March 26, 2019

Via: CNBC

The White House is touting progress in the battle against the country’s opioid epidemic, but health policy researchers warn the Trump administration against claiming credit, and say planned cuts to Medicaid funding could exacerbate the crisis. Counselor Kellyanne Conway said […]


Regulatory

House, states, Trump administration reach settlement in ACA subsidies case

December 18, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

The Trump administration, the House of Representatives and the attorneys general from multiple states have reached a settlement in a federal court case concerning the legality of cost-sharing reduction payments. The settlement has no immediate effect on what will happen […]


News

Tax reform and health policy should be linked — just not via the individual mandate

December 11, 2017

Via: CNBC

As Republicans come to grips with the ramifications of their tax legislation, it is becoming clear that any hope of a revenue-neutral and conservative tax reform is fading. Complicating matters further, Republicans have combined health policy and tax reform in […]


Regulatory

FDA guidance encourages medical device manufacturers to share data with patients

October 30, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

Maintaining its steady pace of modernizing medical device policies, the FDA finalized new guidance designed to ensure patients have access to data stored in medical devices. The guidance, drafted in June 2016 after reports surfaced that patients were unable to […]


Regulatory

House committee passes bill to build telehealth coverage into Medicare Advantage plans

September 14, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

A bipartisan bill that would make telehealth services a core benefit in Medicare Advantage plans drew broad support from lawmakers on its way to unanimously passing through the House Committee on Ways and Means. H.R. 3727 (PDF), introduced by four […]


Regulatory

Healthcare policy experts propose bipartisan ACA fixes

August 10, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

A bipartisan group of healthcare policy experts is pushing Congress and the Trump administration to take steps to shore up the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges after the collapse of the Senate’s efforts to repeal the law. Their suggestions include funding […]


Regulatory

GOP senators unclear which bill they will vote on next week

July 24, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

Though Senate Republicans are planning a procedural vote Tuesday on healthcare legislation, GOP leaders haven’t yet divulged which measure they’ll be voting on. There are now three different versions of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which would repeal and […]


News

Attacking Societal Problems Key to Improving Health, Say Experts

June 28, 2017

Via: MedPageToday

Much of the recent increase in deaths from substance abuse and suicide can be traced back to social problems such as unemployment, former Department of Health and Human Services official Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, said Tuesday at a briefing on […]


Regulatory

Congress takes aim at prescription drug costs in hearing but gets sidetracked by ACA repeal bill

June 15, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

A bipartisan Senate health committee held the first of three hearings on the rising costs of prescription drugs but didn’t get very far. In many ways it became a gripe session for Democrats over their Republican counterparts’ closed-door session and […]


Regulatory

Trump budget proposal cuts billions and would ‘devastate’ healthcare programs

May 24, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

Despite criticism over his initial proposal in March that included huge cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, President Trump’s fleshed-out 2018 budget will slash billions from those […]


Regulatory

Invest in primary care, doctors tell legislators

March 3, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

As providers prepare for potential upheaval in healthcare regulations, they are reaching out to legislators to remind them about a key, but often-forgotten element of the U.S. healthcare system: primary care. The National Coalition on Health Care hosted a forum […]


Regulatory

ACA repeal and replace unknowns put community health centers, safety-net providers in a holding pattern

February 24, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

Although all hospitals will feel the impact of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, community health centers and safety-net facilities could suffer more than most. The healthcare reform law provides funding for safety-net providers. If a replacement plan doesn’t […]


Regulatory

ACA repeal threatens hospital innovations that improve patient care

January 30, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

The threat of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act doesn’t only put health insurance coverage for millions of people in jeopardy. It will also come at a huge financial cost to hospitals in bad debt and threaten innovative programs […]


Regulatory

Who Will Trump Pick to Helm the FDA?

December 20, 2016

Via: MedPageToday

President-elect Trump has yet to announce potential candidates to lead the FDA, but several health policy experts shared their picks with MedPage Today. At least two names have been bandied about — Scott Gottlieb, MD, a resident fellow with the […]