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White House's 2017 budget to suggest narrowing Cadillac tax

By Shannon Muchmore  |  February 04, 2016

The administration is looking to preserve the controversial tax that has been delayed for at least two years. It is now set to go into effect in 2020, although some political analysts say it could continue to be delayed indefinitely or dropped entirely.

House GOP fails anew to repeal ACA

By Associated Press  |  February 03, 2016

Republicans failed in their latest futile attempt Tuesday to kill President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a Groundhog Day vote by the House that was solely an exercise in election-year political messaging.

Biden cancer 'moonshot' will add $1B to Obama budget

By Associated Press  |  February 01, 2016

President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million for cancer research in next year's budget, bringing the total price tag for Vice President Joe Biden's cancer initiative to $1 billion.

Editorial: The future of employer-based health insurance

Editorial: The future of employer-based health insurance

By Merrill Goozner  |  January 30, 2016

The tax-advantaged, employer-based health insurance system, a legacy of World War II wage-and-price controls, is unfair in every way. And that's really where a political discussion about the next steps in healthcare reform ought to start.

House postpones coming votes, cites snow storm

By Associated Press  |  January 24, 2016

The House has postponed votes this coming week — including one on overriding President Barack Obama's healthcare veto — because of the snowstorm that has socked in the U.S. capital.

Q&A: Marilyn Tavenner on AHIP's way forward

Q&A: Marilyn Tavenner on AHIP's way forward

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 23, 2016

Former CMS chief Marilyn Tavenner discusses her move to head up America's Health Insurance Plans and the challenges faced by the group's members, which have struggled in the fledgling insurance marketplaces created under the ACA.

Current market model doesn't work for antibiotics. Here's why.

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 22, 2016

A pledge by the world's biggest drug companies to develop new antibiotic drugs as a war to battle “superbug infections” is reviving the debate over what market models might best incentivize manufacturers.

Obama taps HHS to lead efforts in Flint

By Associated Press  |  January 20, 2016

The Obama administration has tapped HHS to help lead the federal coordination of emergency recovery efforts for Flint, Mich.'s contaminated water, the agency said Tuesday.

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