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Tax could ensnare medical device industry

By Lydia Coutré  |  August 21, 2017

Biomedical leaders hope they'll be able to find bipartisan support to stall or repeal a 2.3% excise tax on all medical devices sold in the United States before it comes back online on Jan. 1, 2018.

Past health chiefs: insurance market stability is the goal

By Associated Press  |  August 21, 2017

Three former Republican- and Democrat-appointed HHS chiefs have four words of advice for President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress as Obamacare seems here for the foreseeable future: Don't make things worse.

CBO: End of CSRs would add to federal deficit

CBO: End of CSRs would add to federal deficit

By Mara Lee  |  August 15, 2017

The CBO says that ending CSR payments to insurers would cost the federal government more than continuing to pay them, because insurers would hike premiums, and subsidies would then rise as well.

Many consumers pass up premium subsidies by buying off-exchange health plans

Many consumers pass up premium subsidies by buying off-exchange health plans

By Harris Meyer  |  August 07, 2017

A sizable number of Americans eligible for premium subsidies are passing them up by buying health insurance outside the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges. That could be affecting the health of the individual insurance market, particularly to the extent people are buying plans that do not...

Federal court rules Molina owed risk-corridor payments

By Shelby Livingston  |  August 04, 2017

More than two dozen risk-corridor lawsuits are pending in the federal court of claims, brought by insurers that were denied the payments. The federal court has split on the issue.

Senate passes FDA user fee reauthorization

Senate passes FDA user fee reauthorization

By Alex Kacik  |  August 03, 2017

The bill, which now awaits the president's approval, has received broad support from medical device and pharmaceutical groups as a means to add more certainty and efficiency to the product review process.

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