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Healthcare lobbyists not optimistic on changing GOP tax bill

Healthcare lobbyists not optimistic on changing GOP tax bill

By Harris Meyer  |  December 06, 2017

Healthcare lobbyists are scrambling to win changes in the GOP tax legislation, but they're not optimistic they can convince Republicans to remove or soften the provisions they find most objectionable.

House lawmakers: VA Choice reform bill can wait until 2018

House lawmakers: VA Choice reform bill can wait until 2018

By Susannah Luthi  |  December 06, 2017

Earlier this year, lawmakers feared they would need to pass a VA Choice funding extension quickly as current funds dwindled. Now, Congress may hold off on the bill until funds run out in 2018.

Community health center funding lapse could force job cuts

Community health center funding lapse could force job cuts

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 04, 2017

Continued inaction by Congress to re-authorize crucial funding for the country's community health centers could result in the loss of more than 60,000 healthcare jobs, according to a new report.

Healthcare industry braces for multiple hits from Senate tax bill

Healthcare industry braces for multiple hits from Senate tax bill

By Harris Meyer  |  November 30, 2017

The sprawling tax cut legislation speeding through Congress is likely to result in major changes in healthcare, including significant insurance coverage losses, higher premiums, tighter access to capital and greater margin pressure for not-for-profit health systems.

Azar proposes competition to combat high drug prices

Azar proposes competition to combat high drug prices

By Susannah Luthi  |  November 29, 2017

In his initial confirmation testimony, former pharma executive and HHS secretary nominee Alex Azar said he would stop drug manufacturers from gaming the system and blocking generic competitors from the market.

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