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Politics & Policy

Tax could ensnare medical-device industry

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 U.S. before it comes back online on Jan. 1, 2018.

CBO: End of CSRs would add to federal deficit

CBO: End of CSRs would add to federal deficit

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.

Senate confirms surgeon general, HHS officials

On the last day before leaving for August recess, the Senate approved nominees for several key HHS leadership positions, including the new assistant secretary for mental health and substance abuse.

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