HHS nominee Dr. Tom Price’s 2nd confirmation hearing: 5 things to know

By Emily Rappleye Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Ga., faced another four hours of cross-examination Tuesday, this time with the Senate finance committee. Grilled by Democrats and lauded by Republicans, Rep. Price’s second hearing comes ahead of a vote that will determine his nomination.
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The ACA, a New Congress, and President Trump – Oh My….

By Tim Callender, Esq. On Friday January 20th, President Donald Trump signed his first executive order, directing agencies to give more leeway to the states in the way that states implement (“carry out”) the Affordable Care Act.  It appears that this executive order is primarily a pre
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GOP on ACA replacement: Who wants what?

By Emily Rappleye Republicans in Congress have already laid the foundation for an ACA repeal through the reconciliation process, but what will replace the law still remains uncertain. And while Republicans agree the ACA needs to go, they have not coalesced around a single plan yet. To
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Health Secretary Pick Tom Price Faces Questions on Stock Trades, Obamacare Plans at Confirmation Hearing

By Stephanie Armour & Louise Radnofsky Tom Price, president-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Department of Health and Human Services, vowed at a Senate hearing Wednesday to fight government regulations he said burden doctors and patients while Democrats voiced alarm his polici
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OIG recovers $5.6B from providers in FY 2016

By Ayla Ellison HHS’ Office of Inspector General recovered more than $5.66 billion from healthcare providers and programs in fiscal year 2016, including about $953 million in non-HHS matters resulting from the OIG’s work in areas such as Medicaid restoration, according to
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Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Said to Be Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

By ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON — If President-elect Donald J. Trump wanted a cabinet secretary who could help him dismantle and replace President Obama’s health care law, he could not have found anyone more prepared than Representative Tom Price, who has been studying how to accomplish tha
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100k enrolled in ACA health plans day after election

By Morgan Haefner HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said more than 100,000 enrolled in ACA exchange plans Wednesday following Tuesday’s election results, the highest of any day since enrollment commenced Nov. 1. Read more…
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How many ACA insurers states will have next year

By Morgan Haefner The number of health insurers selling individual plans on 2017 ACA marketplaces will total 228, a decrease of 73 from last year, according to recently released HHS data. Read more…
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They’re with her? These are likely picks for health posts in a Clinton White House

By Harris Meyer If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency Nov. 8, she will quickly name people to top health policy positions who are diverse in gender, race, and ethnicity; have sharp political and administrative skills; and can work in a bipartisan way, Democratic political insiders sa
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Drug industry, hospitals fight over 340B drug pricing program

By Mackenzie Bean The drug industry and hospitals have been butting heads over the future of a federal drug pricing program for more than a year, according to The Washington Post. Federal regulators may finalize stricter guidelines for the program — possibly within the next few months
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