One step forward, one step back in GOP fight against ACA subsidies

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One step forward, one step back in GOP fight against ACA subsidies

July 22, 2014 4:48 pm by | 0 Comments

In a world … Where circuits conflict .. RT @cghoseBiz1st: Coming soon to a political theater near you: #ACA and #SCOTUS, together again! — Noah Blundo (@nblundo) July 22, 2014…


New cell phone unlocking law started as a petition on WeThePeople

New cell phone unlocking law started as a petition on WeThePeople

July 26, 2014 7:00 pm by | 0 Comments

This week the most unproductive Congress is history managed to pass a consumer cell phone unlocking bill, and President Obama has agreed to sign it into law. On the surface,…


To make personalized medicine reality, Path2Cures speakers call for open data sharing

To make personalized medicine reality, Path2Cures speakers call for open data sharing

July 24, 2014 3:13 pm by | 1 Comments

Breaking out of research silos and collaborating more openly will be a big step in driving personalized medicine forward, said Dr. Andrew Futreal, a professor of genomic medicine at MD Anderson….



Conflicting Obamacare subsidies rulings likely won’t change midterm elections, analysts say

Conflicting Obamacare subsidies rulings likely won’t change midterm elections, analysts say

July 24, 2014 11:11 am by | 0 Comments

Political analysts say this week’s court decisions on the legality of tax subsidies for those obtaining coverage under the Affordable Care Act may not have a broad impact on this…


ACA subsidy rulings could encourage more state exchanges or be just a blip on the radar

ACA subsidy rulings could encourage more state exchanges or be just a blip on the radar

July 23, 2014 2:06 pm by | 1 Comments

Conventional wisdom is that the federal subsidies that help people buy insurance through state and federal exchanges will survive the current court ruling against them. However, the review by the…


Obamacare subsidies by the numbers – who gets how much?

Obamacare subsidies by the numbers – who gets how much?

July 22, 2014 9:17 pm by | 1 Comments

Via @CPearsonAvalere, a state-by-state look at how much premiums would shoot up if Halbig stands: pic.twitter.com/xURNRN0wS7 — Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) July 22, 2014 Today’s rulings about the legality of health…


Global disabilities treaty passes committee but faces a tough fight in the Senate

Global disabilities treaty passes committee but faces a tough fight in the Senate

July 22, 2014 6:09 pm by | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate committee voted on Tuesday to advance a U.N. treaty to protect people with disabilities from discrimination, but the agreement faces a tough fight winning…


After TV sting exposes corruption in India’s health system, new leader vows to clean up

After TV sting exposes corruption in India’s health system, new leader vows to clean up

July 22, 2014 11:34 am by | 0 Comments

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has ordered an investigation into doctors and laboratories suspected of offering kickbacks for referring patients for medical tests, following a sting operation by a TV…



Narrow networks getting wide attention from regulators

Narrow networks getting wide attention from regulators

July 22, 2014 6:04 am by | 2 Comments

With the proliferation of narrow networks being rolled out as a cost-containing effort on health plan costs, the Obama administration and state insurance commissioners are vowing to more closely scrutinize…


Entrepreneurs see new market ahead of medical marijuana vote in Florida

Entrepreneurs see new market ahead of medical marijuana vote in Florida

July 19, 2014 11:39 am by | 3 Comments

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) – Backers of a ballot initiative that would legalize wider use of medical marijuana in Florida are working to assuage some voters’ concerns before the November election…


Picture a world without antibiotics. Now picture you stopping it

Picture a world without antibiotics. Now picture you stopping it

July 6, 2014 9:01 am by | 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – The drugs don’t work – and neither does the market, when it comes to antibiotics. When sophisticated bugs that medicines used to kill within days start to…


What will public health look like in 2030?

What will public health look like in 2030?

July 4, 2014 12:46 pm by | 1 Comments

  Historical days like the 238th anniversary of American independence offer a chance to get some perspective of how far we have come in improving medical standards and access to…


CMS: Telehealth services should be expanded to cover annual wellness visits, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis

CMS: Telehealth services should be expanded to cover annual wellness visits, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis

July 4, 2014 5:30 am by | 0 Comments

Startups and established companies in the telehealth space will be excited to hear that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid has proposed expanding telehealth benefits for Medicare recipients, according to…


California ballot initiative would let regulators reject increases in health insurance premiums

California ballot initiative would let regulators reject increases in health insurance premiums

July 3, 2014 7:37 am by | 0 Comments

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – Californians paid a quarter of a billion dollars in health insurance premiums during a 15-month period ended last year that were deemed excessive by state regulators,…


Supreme Court: Only small, privately held companies can avoid ACA birth control rule

Supreme Court: Only small, privately held companies can avoid ACA birth control rule

June 30, 2014 10:01 am by | 0 Comments

UPDATE: The Supreme Court’s latest ruling about part of the Affordable Care Act is not a soundbite decision with clear implications for each side of the debate. In the Hobby…


23andMe and FDA find a way to work together in shifting political atmosphere

23andMe and FDA find a way to work together in shifting political atmosphere

June 28, 2014 11:00 am by | 0 Comments

Genetic testing company 23andMe and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have had a rocky relationship, to say the least. But seven months after the FDA barred 23andMe from predicting customers’…