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983 Articles Matching "senate"

Providers poised to pounce on midterm results for pharma beatdown

Nov 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Providers can breathe a sigh of relief as a split House and Senate likely means that most of the sweeping healthcare policy changes are off the table until 2020. Plus, they may join forces with lawmakers on a common enemy:...
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The Democrats Won On Health Care. What Will They Do Now?

Nov 08, 2018 , Forbes
With large Democratic wins, control of the House and a pickup of seven Governorships, the people have spoken. Health care is a mess and they want it fixed. With President Trump and the Republican controlled Senate, what can the Democrats do to move the needle on fixing our health care...
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Blue House, Red Senate: What Now For American Healthcare?

Nov 08, 2018 , Forbes
As predicted, Republicans kept the Senate majority while Democrats wrested control of the House. This congressional split bodes poorly for the 71% of voters who labeled healthcare as “very important” in determining their...
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The Future Of Healthcare Innovation And Why Government Matters

Nov 07, 2018 , Forbes
Why do politics matter to health? Because government, when focused, can do incredible things to move our health forward. Here are two examples that I was directly involved with while in the United States...
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Democrats win largest share of hospital, nursing home donations

Nov 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Senate Democratic candidates have been the biggest recipients of provider dollars this campaign cycle. Hospitals and nursing homes have ramped up their share of contributions to that party by more than 31 percentage points in the runup to the...
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It’s Almost Time To Vote … Experts Opine About How It’s All Played Out, What Could Happen Next

Nov 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Polls will open for the midterm elections in less than 24 hours. Already there's an effort to look at how the health care debate has unfolded -- fact-checking statements, measuring what people understand about catch phrases such as Medicare-for-all, handicapping what might happen to Obamacare if the GOP retains control of the House and Senate, and predicting how the health care sector might come out in the end....
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More Oversight Needed To Avoid Dangerous Nursing Home Situations During Disasters, Senate Inquiry Finds

Nov 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The Senate report says that state and federal officials must do more to improve safety at nursing homes, while the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services argues that new rules help clarify emergency procedures. In other nursing home news, Synergy Health Centers announces that it will close two of its 10 Massachusetts...
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McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal

Oct 18, 2018 , Reuters
Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a "disappointment."...
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Falling Premiums And Rising Political Tensions

Oct 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the Trump administration’s announcement that average premium prices are falling on the Obamacare marketplaces, the effort by Senate Democrats to reverse rules on short-term health insurance and the focus on protections for people with preexisting conditions in the run-up to midterm...
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Grassley asks FTC to review hospitals' contracts with health plans

Oct 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into potentially anti-competitive contracts between hospital systems and insurers that limit plan coverage for...
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Senate Dems fail to block Trump's policy on short-term health insurance

Oct 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Wisconsin Democrat Sen. Tammy Baldwin's forced vote to overturn the Trump administration's plan for short-term health insurance failed in a tie, although the Democrats gained one Republican...
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AANP Applauds Congressional Passage of Final Opioid Legislation

Oct 06, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) commends the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate for their bipartisan commitment to combat the opioid crisis with the passage of comprehensive opioid legislation. The final bill, advancing to President Trump for signature, contains a v......
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Senate passes bill to address opioid crisis, expands telemedicine scope

Oct 05, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The bill will also modify the provision regarding electronic prescription and post-surgical...
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GOP senators scrutinize CBO's new health insurance simulation model

Oct 05, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
In a letter that echoes the GOP tussle with the Congressional Budget Office in last year's Obamacare repeal-and-replace effort, Senate Republicans want the agency to test its new health coverage simulation model by re-estimating the Affordable...
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Administration Emphasizes Need To Focus On Keeping Opioids From Entering Country Illegally

Oct 04, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
DEA officials spoke of the importance of cracking down on the international pipeline into the country at a Senate caucus forum created as part of lawmakers' efforts to pass a sweeping opioid package. Other news on the crisis comes out of California, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Missouri....
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Keystone Folding Box wins NACDS award for limited opioid prescriptions blister pack

Oct 02, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Coming on the heels of the Senate's passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act, NACDS is recognizing Keystone Folding Box's limited opioid dose version of its Ecoslide-RX blister package. Read More...
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NACDS applauds Congress for including its recommendations in opioid bill

Oct 02, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The opioid-abuse-prevention legislation crafted by the Senate and House of Representatives includes four of the policy topics recommended by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Read More...
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Can you have a fear of flying and still fly?

Sep 28, 2018 , CNN Health
Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said during her testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee that she traveled to Washington D.C. "in an airplane" despite her reported anxiety about flying and feeling uncomfortable in enclosed spaces....
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NCPA backs Senate’s passage of Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act

Sep 26, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The National Community Pharmacists Association applauded the Senate for passage of S. 2554, the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act, saying the legislation will prohibit "gag clauses" in private health plans. Read More...
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House passes insurer, PBM anti-gag clause bills

Sep 26, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have both passed measures to halt the use of "gag clauses" by insurers and pharmacy benefit managers. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bills...
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