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  • newHealth Law Tax Penalty? I'll Take It, Millions Say
    The New York Times: WASHINGTON — The architects of the Affordable Care Act thought they had a blunt instrument to force people — even young and healthy ones — to buy insurance through the law’s online marketplaces: a tax penalty for those who…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Oct 16, 11:33am -
  • newSenators ask for DEA data in wake of Washington Post investigation
    The Washington Post: Two senators asked Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Wednesday to explain a sharp drop in the number of enforcement actions against large pharmaceutical distributors and others by the Drug Enforcement Administration.Sen. Patrick…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Oct 16, 11:33am -
  • newCalifornia Rules About Violence Against Health Workers Could Become A Model
    NPR: Workers in California's hospitals and doctors' offices may be less likely to get hit, kicked, bitten or grabbed under workplace standards adopted by a state workplace safety board.Regulators within the California Division of Occupational Safety…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Oct 16, 11:32am -
  • Big data: Blind man with the elephant?
    Healthcare IT News: BOSTON — Big data means different things to different people. But as providers increasingly apply analytics tools to growing data sets, some realities are at least starting to become clearer. Among them: reasons why the technolo…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Oct 16, 12:10pm -
  • Double-digit premium hikes unlikely to affect most #Obamacare shoppers
    Modern Healthcare: Health insurance premiums for the benchmark exchange plans are set to rise 25% on average in 2017—an eye-popping figure that has fueled another wave of finger-pointing among Republicans seeking to dismantle the healthcare law.But…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Oct 16, 12:10pm -
  • Big pharma is gearing up to defend drug prices
    The Washington Post: The skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs has been noticeably absent from discussion in the presidential debates — even as bipartisan anger about price gouging has united Congress. But the trade group for the pharmaceutical…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Oct 16, 12:09pm -
  • Medicare overpaid for most chiropractic services. Will patients have to repay?
    The Washington Post: Are you a Medicare recipient? Do you use a chiropractor?If the answer is yes to both questions, it’s highly likely the federal government should not have paid for your services.But don’t worry: You won’t have to pay Uncle S…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Oct 16, 12:09pm -
  • States levy taxes on hospitals to cover Medicaid expansion costs
    Modern Healthcare: States are beginning to turn to hospitals to cover the cost of Medicaid expansion once the federal match begins to drop next year.The Affordable Care Act provides 100% federal financing for those made newly eligible for Medicaid un…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Oct 16, 11:21am -
  • AARP Sues U.S. Over Rules for Wellness Programs
    The New York Times: Employers have raced to offer workers a hefty financial incentive to sign up for programs meant to improve their health, submitting personal medical details in the process. But as these programs have spread, so has resistance from…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Oct 16, 11:21am -
  • Obamacare premiums to soar 22% on average
    CNN: Obamacare premiums are set to skyrocket an average of 22% for the benchmark silver plan in 2017, according to a government report released Monday.The price hike is the latest blow to Obamacare. Insurers are raising prices and downsizing their pr…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Oct 16, 11:20am -