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Warren is gearing up for a presidential run. Here's where she stands on health care.

January 2, 2019


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she is getting ready to run for president in 2020, and health care is expected to be a key part of her presidential campaign.

The ACA is unconstitutional—but it will remain in effect while ruling is appealed, judge says

January 2, 2019


A federal judge who late last year struck down the Affordable Care Act has clarified that the law should remain in place while his ruling is appealed, though he believes his ruling will be upheld.

CMS finalizes rule to make ACOs take on more risk

January 2, 2019


CMS has finalized a rule to overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program and accelerate the pathway for accountable care organizations to transition to two-sided risk models.

A judge just ruled that 340B cuts are illegal (but the rule hasn't been vacated yet)

January 2, 2019


A federal district court judge last week ruled HHS unlawfully cut Medicare Part B reimbursements for drugs purchased via Medicare's 340B program, siding with the American Hospital Association and other hospital groups.

A deadly bacteria lurked in the pipes at NIH—and at least 12 patients fell ill

January 2, 2019


At least 12 patients at NIH's hospital fell ill and three died after becoming infected with antibiotic-resistant Sphingomonas koreensis bacteria that lived in the hospital's water pipes, according to a new study.

Clinical lab fees to rise for the first time in decades

January 2, 2019


CMS last week issued a notice that the agency is increasing the fees diagnostic laboratories pay to be regulated by 20%, marking the first increase in roughly 20 years.

CMS approves Medicaid work requirements in Maine, Michigan

January 2, 2019


CMS late last month approved both Maine's and Michigan's requests to implement Medicaid work requirements.

Federal shutdown looms: House, Senate pass different versions of CR that would fund FDA

December 21, 2018


President Trump on Thursday told House Republican leaders that he would not sign a Senate-passed short-term spending bill that would fund seven federal departments and various federal agencies, including FDA, because it did not include funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

House passes last-minute bills to delay ACA taxes, reform FDA oversight of OTC drugs

December 21, 2018


The House on Thursday passed several bills that would affect health care, including one that would delay certain taxes established under the Affordable Care Act and one that would reform how FDA regulates over-the-counter medications, but it is unclear whether the bills will advance in the Senate before the chamber adjourns for the year.

Cigna closes $67B deal to buy Express Scripts. Here's what you need to know.

December 21, 2018


Cigna on Thursday officially closed on its $67 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, completing the merger of two companies that had more than $141 billion in combined revenues in 2017.

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