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U.S. looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

By Associated Press  |  November 23, 2014

The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.

Republicans file their suit against the Affordable Care Act

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 21, 2014

The lawsuit, filed against the secretaries of HHS and the U.S. Treasury, contests President Barack Obama's decision to waive the healthcare law's employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it without first receiving congressional approval for the change.

CMS may scrap re-enrollment policy for exchange plans

By Bob Herman and Paul Demko  |  November 21, 2014

The Obama administration wants to modify policies for automatic health insurance re-enrollments and strengthen rules for provider directories for the 2016 open enrollment period.

New ONC official seeks to balance privacy with data needs

By Joseph Conn  |  November 21, 2014

Lucia Savage, the new chief privacy officer at ONC, said she'll be looking for “the right balance of rules between our need as a society to have better information” to keep costs under control and improve care and protect patient privacy.

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