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FDA should regulate e-cig marketing, sales, lawmakers urge
By Rachel Landen | April 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Lawmakers once again called for action today by the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the electronic cigarette industry, issuing a congressional report showing increased marketing of e-cigarettes to youth.
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House defeats bipartisan fix to 'Obamacare'
By Associated Press | April 09, 2014
The House on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan fix to the Affordable Care Act that would exempt U.S. health plans sold to expatriate workers from having to comply with the law's mandates.
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Pallone seeks top Democrat spot on House's Energy and Commerce Committee
By Jessica Zigmond | February 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The ranking member on the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee has his sights set on becoming the leading Democrat for the overall committee in the next Congress.
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Waxman's retirement leaves opening for new voice on healthcare
By Virgil Dickson | February 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), a health policy giant who played a leading role in drafting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will retire at the end of this congressional session. His departure leaves pundits wondering which congressional Democrat will next emerge as the party's leading...
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Waxman's retirement leaves opening for new leading Democratic voice on healthcare
By Virgil Dickson | January 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), a health policy giant who played a leading role in drafting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will retire at the end of this congressional session. His departure leaves pundits wondering which Congressional Democrat will next emerge as the party's leading...
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Reform Update: Doubt surfaces over SGR fix
By Jessica Zigmond | December 13, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
SGR repeal fever was catching on Capitol Hill this week, but not everyone is confident that 2014 will bring any permanent change to the problematic way Medicare payments to physicians are set year to year.
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House passes budget bill with three-month doc-pay fix
By Jessica Zigmond | December 13, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Congress on Thursday took steps toward changing the formula Medicare uses to pay physicians who participate in the program—but also toward delaying any definitive action until next year.
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Bipartisan proposal calls for SGR repeal, fee-for-service fix
By Jessica Zigmond and Andis Robeznieks | October 31, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Physicians, who have been dealing with a decade of uncertainty surrounding what Medicare pays them, appeared guardedly optimistic about a bipartisan proposal to scrap and replace the SGR.
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HealthCare.gov's problems make reliable enrollment numbers impossible, Sebelius says
By Jessica Zigmond | October 30, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized Wednesday for what she described as a "miserably frustrating experience for way too many Americans" on the federal online marketplace.
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Hearing with HealthCare.gov contractors reveals last-minute changes, late testing
By Jessica Zigmond and Joseph Conn | October 24, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Changes to the order of functions accessible by HealthCare.gov visitors and full "end-to-end" testing of the website were executed just weeks before its rollout, developers testified Thursday.
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