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D.C. appeals court strikes down ACA insurance subsidies for federal exchanges
By Joe Carlson | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A federal appeals court has ruled the Obama administration cannot subsidize insurance premiums for nearly 7 million Americans, dealing a serious blow to the Affordable Care Act. The ruling sets up an almost-certain appeal to the Supreme Court.
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Maine's nursing home funding challenges to continue
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
Maine officials are relieved they found a way to provide the state's nursing homes with an additional $13 million but warn that a long-term strategy must be developed to aid the facilities in the nation's oldest state.
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ONC tells House committee it has IT safety center authority
By Darius Tahir | July 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is defending its right to create a health IT safety center, in a response sent this week to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which had questioned its authority to do so.
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Hospital patients no safer today than 15 years ago, Senate panel hears
By Sabriya Rice | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The problem of patients dying or being harmed because of preventable medical errors in U.S. hospitals remains one of grave consequence that is not getting enough attention, according to the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, which met Thursday with a panel of patient...
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HealthCare.gov IT contract: Any takers?
By Virgil Dickson | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is officially kicking off its search to determine which company will serve as the technology vendor for HealthCare.gov, while saying the search does not indicate dissatisfaction with Accenture, which currently holds the contract.
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States show vast Medicaid spending discrepancies in GAO report
By Paul Demko | July 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Spending on Medicaid enrollees varied widely across the country in fiscal year 2008, according to an analysis conducted by the Government Accountability Office.
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VA seeks $17.6 billion to address gaps in care underlying long waits
By Virgil Dickson | July 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Department of Veterans Affairs is asking Congress for $10 billion in new funding to hire 10,000 additional clinical staff over the next two years and to pay for veteran care performed by private providers. It also wants an additional $7.6 billion to construct eight new VA facilities around the...
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Eshoo, Pallone campaign for key committee spot with contributions to other lawmakers
By Paul Demko | July 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Reps. Frank Pallone and Anna Eshoo continue to dole out contributions to their colleagues in hopes of bolstering their own chances at landing the top Democratic slot on the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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CDC faces torrent of criticism over anthrax, other mishaps
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Wednesday called incidents involving the mishandling of dangerous biological materials at federal research laboratories a “pattern of safety issues” that was missed and vowed to correct the...
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A dubious healthcare app raises FDA regulatory questions
By Darius Tahir | July 16, 2014
Industry website iMedicalApps has uncovered a medical app with a tenuous relationship to accuracy: One that purports to use the iPhone's camera lens to reveal a patient's blood pressure. Big deal, you might say—the App Store is full of dubious treatments in app form.
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