Vital Signs Blog

Vital Signs: CBO says it won't count minimal plans as coverage after ACA

In a blog post, analysts with the Congressional Budget Office said that Republican proposals to replace the ACA would likely lead insurers to offer bare-bones plans that would not qualify as coverage.

Modern Healthcare's 10 most clicked articles of 2016

Get a snapshot of healthcare news in 2016 with our roundup of Modern Healthcare's 10 most clicked articles of 2016.


Vital Signs: Could a sugar tax curb obesity rates better than a soda tax?

A report out this week says excise taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages can discourage consumption but that hitting soda companies in their pocketbooks may have greater impact.


Merry Xmas NIH—Here's your 0.1% additional raise

The 21st Century Cures Act signed by President Obama Tuesday has been ballyhooed as a major boost for NIH and cancer and brain research. But a closer look at the numbers reveals how little it offers—at a potentially high price.

Vital Signs: Who will lead FDA under Trump?

Rumors are swirling about who President-elect Donald Trump may choose to lead the Food and Drug Administration, including a venture capitalist and a former agency official.


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