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  • newVermont Takes a Health Risk That Many States Abandoned
    Governing: While most of the country has their eyes on what a Trump administration will do to the Affordable Care Act, health policy experts also have their ears on Vermont.In an effort to cut costs while improving care, Vermont is creating its own v…
    - 13 hours ago, 8 Dec 16, 1:09pm -
  • newD.C.'s expansive family and medical leave policy advances
    The Washington Post: D.C. Council members voted Tuesday to move forward with one of the nation’s most generous laws guaranteeing family and medical leave, creating roughly $250 million a year in new taxes on local businesses to fund two months of p…
    - 13 hours ago, 8 Dec 16, 1:07pm -
  • newInsurers tell GOP how to maintain stability after Obamacare repeal
    CNN: Repealing Obamacare could throw the health care industry and the millions of Americans relying on the individual market into a tizzy, top industry lobbying groups warn.So insurers and other industry players are making sure lawmakers know exactly…
    - 13 hours ago, 8 Dec 16, 1:02pm -
  • newMental Health Care Gets A Boost From 21st Century Cures Act
    NPR: The 21st Century Cures Act that gained congressional approval on Wednesday has been championed as a way to speed up drug development, but it's also the most significant piece of mental health legislation since the 2008 law requiring equal insura…
    - 13 hours ago, 8 Dec 16, 1:01pm -
  • newU.S. Senate joins House to pass sweeping new health bill
    Reuters: The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to support sweeping legislation that will reshape the way the Food and Drug Administration approves new medicines.It will also provide funding for cancer and Alzheimer's research, help fight…
    - 13 hours ago, 8 Dec 16, 1:01pm -
  • Hospitals warn Trump, Congress of massive losses with Affordable Care Act repeal
    The Washington Post: The nation’s hospital industry warned President-elect Trump and congressional leaders on Tuesday that repealing the Affordable Care Act could cost hospitals $165 billion by the middle of the next decade and trigger “an unprec…
    - 2 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 1:08pm -
  • Ohio lawmakers pass 'heartbeat' abortion legislation
    Reuters: Ohio lawmakers approved a bill that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks after conception, clearing the way for one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the United States if it becomes law.The…
    - 2 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 1:08pm -
  • U.S. health spending in 2015 rose at fastest rate since 2007
    Reuters: U.S. health spending in 2015 rose at its fastest rate since 2007, driven by expanded access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act and high-priced specialty drugs, according to government figures released on Friday.Growth rose 5.8 percen…
    - 3 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 12:31pm -
  • Cyberattacks are going to get a lot worse, former NSA official says
    Healthcare IT News: The face of cybercrime is changing. Healthcare has gone from a declared mission of stealing personal data to much more disruptive issues. In fact, healthcare has seen the largest jump in ransomware attacks than in any other indust…
    - 3 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 12:31pm -
  • The state of the ACA's risk corridors
    Modern Healthcare:  The Obama administration is now on the hook for more than $8 billion in payments to cover insurer losses on the health insurance exchanges, but industry experts are growing doubtful the full tab will ever be paid.At the same time…
    - 3 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 12:30pm -