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Race is on to pass Senate healthcare bill despite industry opposition

Healthcare providers and insurers had differing reactions to the Senate Republican bill unveiled last week to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The “discussion draft” draft bill bombed with healthcare providers, while some insurers reveled…

Senate ACA repeal bill could force states to drop provider rates, eligibility

The Senate’s proposed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act could have widespread implications for healthcare providers across the country, sparking hospital closures, lower provider rates and decreased access to nursing homes if the bill…

Insurers' losses on ACA plans narrow in 2016

Insurers’ margins on individual insurance plans improved in aggregate in 2016 over 2015. But their losses still totaled billions of dollars.

FDA Approves Haegarda – First Subcutaneous C1 Esterase Inhibitor for Hereditary Angioedema

June 22, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Haegarda, the first C1 Esterase Inhibitor (Human) for subcutaneous (under the skin) administration to prevent Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) attacks in adolescent and adult patients….

Q&A with National Quality Forum head Dr. Shantanu Agrawal

Dr. Shantanu Agrawal recently sat down with Modern Healthcare safety and quality reporter Maria Castellucci to discuss his plans for the NQF including efforts to address social determinants of health, the opioid crisis and physician burnout.

BREAKING: Senate Republicans release discussion draft of ACA repeal bill

Senate Republicans have released a “discussion draft” of their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that would sharply curtail the law’s financial assistance to lower- and middle-income people to obtain affordable healthcare coverage.

Tattoo Removal: Options and Results

How hard is it to remove a tattoo? What processes are used? Is it painful?

Persistent Medicaid myths make AHCA cuts more likely

While providers and some parents of medically fragile children warn of dire consequences if Medicaid funding is constrained, they seem to lack the political capital to get GOP lawmakers to reverse course. This could be because Medicaid is largely…

Democrats warn: Obamacare repeal will hurt rural hospitals

Constraining the growth of Medicaid spending and reducing federal support for expanded coverage will disproportionately hurt rural communities, a new report says.

FDA Approves Mydayis (mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product) – A New Once-Daily Option for ADHD

Lexington, Mass., USA – June 20, 2017 – Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mydayis (mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product), a once-daily treatment…

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