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Medicare Seeks Comment On Ways To Cut Costs Of Part D Drugs
Medicare Seeks Comment On Ways To Cut Costs Of Part D Drugs

It may be a challenge to institute any changes before 2020 but other parts of the proposed rule are more likely to take effect sooner

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AMA Expands Scope of Advocacy Efforts Supporting Drug Price Transparency
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Study Gives Mixed Reviews To Laws To Equalize Cancer Patients' Out-Of-Pocket Costs
Study Gives Mixed Reviews To Laws To Equalize Cancer Patients' Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Laws designed to equalize out-of-pocket costs faced by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy - whether treated intravenously, with pills or liquid doses - are having mixed results, according to new research

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Pressure Builds To Cut Medicare Patients In On Prescription Deals
Pressure Builds To Cut Medicare Patients In On Prescription Deals

Federal officials are exploring how beneficiaries could get a share of certain behind-the-scenes fees and discounts negotiated by insurers and PBMs

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House Tax Bill Would Scrap Deduction For Medical Expenses
House Tax Bill Would Scrap Deduction For Medical Expenses

The medical deduction, originally created in World War II, is available only to taxpayers whose expenses are above 10 percent of their adjusted gross income

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House Republicans Aim To Yank Tax Credits For Orphan Drugs
House Republicans Aim To Yank Tax Credits For Orphan Drugs

For more than three decades, pharmaceutical and biomedical companies have claimed a 50 percent tax credit for the cost of clinical trials on orphan drugs, or those that treat rare diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 people

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It's not too Late! Five Best Practices to Meet MACRA Requirements by the End of the Year

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Federal Judge Denies Bid To Force Feds To Resume ACA Subsidies
Federal Judge Denies Bid To Force Feds To Resume ACA Subsidies

These subsidies are different from the tax credits many consumers get, depending on their income, to pay Obamacare premiums

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Despite GOP Efforts To Corral Medicaid Spending, States Expand Benefits
Despite GOP Efforts To Corral Medicaid Spending, States Expand Benefits

After three years of supersized enrollment growth that peaked in 2015 as a result of most states expanding coverage under the ACA, Medicaid enrollment growth slowed to 2.7 percent nationally in fiscal year 2017

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2 Senators Reach Deal On A Health Law Fix, But Bringing Congress Along Is Tricky
2 Senators Reach Deal On A Health Law Fix, But Bringing Congress Along Is Tricky

Even if it fails to become law, the deal marks a singular achievement that has been almost completely missing in Congress for the past eight years

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Trump Acting Solo: What You Need To Know About Changes To The Health Law
Trump Acting Solo: What You Need To Know About Changes To The Health Law

Some of Trump's actions could have an immediate effect on the enrollment for 2018 ACA coverage that starts Nov. 1

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Trump's Order Advances GOP Go-To Ideas To Broaden Insurance Choices, Curb Costs
Trump's Order Advances GOP Go-To Ideas To Broaden Insurance Choices, Curb Costs
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4 Takeaways From HHS Rollback Of Key Contraception Coverage Provision
4 Takeaways From HHS Rollback Of Key Contraception Coverage Provision

The National Health Law Program said that the rules appeared "legally suspect"

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Heart Device Failure: Medicare Spent $1.5B Over 10 Years To Replace Defective Implants
Heart Device Failure: Medicare Spent $1.5B Over 10 Years To Replace Defective Implants

"...officials need to do a better job tracking these costly product failures to protect patients from harm."

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5 Takeaways From Congress' Failure To Extend Funding For Children's Coverage
5 Takeaways From Congress' Failure To Extend Funding For Children's Coverage

CHIP covers 9 million children nationwide. But until Congress renews CHIP, states are cut off from additional federal funding that helps lower- and middle-income families

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Medicaid Covers All That? It's The Backstop Of America's Ailing Health System
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Facing Certain Defeat, GOP Pulls Graham-Cassidy
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12 Facts About the Graham-Cassidy 'Repeal' Bill
12 Facts About the Graham-Cassidy 'Repeal' Bill

Citizens Council for Health Freedom: There's Just One Problem With This Affordable Care Act Repeal - It's Not Repeal

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GOP Health Bill's Changes Go Far Beyond Preexisting Conditions
GOP Health Bill's Changes Go Far Beyond Preexisting Conditions

Some alterations have generated little discussion but would have major impacts

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Last-Ditch Effort By Republicans To Replace ACA: What You Need To Know
Last-Ditch Effort By Republicans To Replace ACA: What You Need To Know

They are racing the clock to round up the needed 50 votes

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Nursing Home Disaster Plans Often Faulted As 'Paper Tigers'
Nursing Home Disaster Plans Often Faulted As 'Paper Tigers'

In the wake of eight deaths at Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, following Hurricane Irma, heightened attention has focused on new federal disaster-planning rules with which nursing homes must comply by mid-November

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Postcard From The Hill: Senators Shelve Histrionics In Search Of Obamacare Fix
Postcard From The Hill: Senators Shelve Histrionics In Search Of Obamacare Fix

Two much-discussed ideas so far are funding subsidies that help moderate-income consumers pay out-of-pocket costs for health care and giving states more leeway on insurance coverage and plans for their residents

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FDA Moves To Guard Against Abuse Of 'Orphan Drug' Program
FDA Moves To Guard Against Abuse Of 'Orphan Drug' Program

The Food and Drug Administration is changing the way it approves medicines known as "orphan drugs" after revelations that drug makers may be abusing a law intended to help patients with rare diseases

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5 Governors Press Congress For Fast Bucks To Secure Obamacare Market In 2018
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Lawmakers Debate How Much Wiggle Room To Give States In Health Care
Lawmakers Debate How Much Wiggle Room To Give States In Health Care

The federal health law includes a provision that allows states to alter some of its rules if they can think of a better way to provide health care to their residents

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