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U.S. looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

By Associated Press  |  November 23, 2014

The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.

Pallone picked for key role on House healthcare committee

Pallone picked for key role on House healthcare committee

By Paul Demko  |  November 19, 2014

Rep. Frank Pallone has prevailed in a tightly contested race for the top Democratic slot on the influential Energy and Commerce Committee, which has principal authority over healthcare legislation. The ranking member will play a crucial role in any efforts to amend or replace the ACA.

Bill exempting some expats from ACA plans clears House

Bill exempting some expats from ACA plans clears House

By Paul Demko  |  April 29, 2014

Legislation that would exempt health plans purchased by expatriates living in the U.S. from the coverage requirements of the federal healthcare law cleared the House on a bipartisan 268-150 vote Tuesday. But the bill is unlikely to be enacted in its current form because of concerns from the Obama...

FDA should regulate e-cig marketing, sales, lawmakers urge

FDA should regulate e-cig marketing, sales, lawmakers urge

By Rachel Landen  |  April 14, 2014

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.

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.

Waxman's retirement leaves opening for new voice on healthcare

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 01, 2014

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...

Waxman's retirement leaves opening for new leading Democratic voice on healthcare

Waxman's retirement leaves opening for new leading Democratic voice on healthcare

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 30, 2014

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...

Reform Update: Doubt surfaces over SGR fix

Reform Update: Doubt surfaces over SGR fix

By Jessica Zigmond  |  December 13, 2013

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.

Bipartisan proposal calls for SGR repeal, fee-for-service fix

Bipartisan proposal calls for SGR repeal, fee-for-service fix

By Jessica Zigmond and Andis Robeznieks  |  October 31, 2013

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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